School of Natural Sciences

We offer a range of undergraduate programmes in the fields of archaeology, chemistry, forensic sciences, mathematics, physics and astronomy as well as MSc and PhD programmes in related fields.

Our teaching is underpinned with internationally excellent research and public engagement, and an excellent experience that supports and challenges our students to excel.

Key features:

  • Gain professional recognition with degrees accredited by the likes of the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and the Institute of Physics.
  • Gain real-world experience via placements in a variety of settings.
  • Become part of our vibrant research culture, through research-informed teaching, projects and funded internships.
  • As well as gaining a deep understanding of the academic theory, you will gain hands-on experience through access to state-of-the-art facilities and fieldwork.
  • Cutting-edge facilities including Alston Observatory, one of the largest teaching observatories in the UK, an anthropological collection of human remains amongst the largest in the country, a field research facility for forensic taphonomy is unique in Europe, as well as the first crime scene houses to be developed by a university.
  • Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do, from working with the local and regional community to some of the world’s best, including NASA and the European Space Agency.

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