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Natural Sciences

"As scientific research becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, I feel that scientists who can bridge the gap between different subjects are hugely important, and a degree in Natural Sciences reflects this perfectly."

Ayesha Tandon - MSci Natural Sciences, 2018

Natural Sciences at Exeter is a unique collaboration between staff and students who work together, across conventional boundaries. We use science to address some of the key challenges of the 21st century including climate change, new and sustainable materials, and disease. The interdisciplinary design of the subject allows our students to explore and study the world through multiple scientific lenses, enabling them to identify the intrinsic links between biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. Our world-leading research is often at the interface of traditional subjects, such as mathematical biology, and requires creativity and fresh perspectives. Diversity, of ideas and people, is therefore at the heart of who we are and what we do.

Prof Geoffrey Nash – Director of Natural Sciences

Latest news

Natural Sciences students’ research published in prestigious journal

A collaborative research project by team of undergraduate students from the University of Exeter’s Natural Sciences department has been published in a prestigious academic journal. 

Natural Sciences Graduate Credited as Co-Author in Nature Physics Article

Mitchell Woolley, who graduated this summer with a degree in Natural Sciences, has been credited as a co-author in an article for Nature Physics after his contributions to a research project in 2019.

Natural Sciences Photo Competition 2020 Winners

This term, the Natural Sciences department ran a photo competition from the 9 November - 4 December.

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