Natural Sciences

BSc in Natural Sciences (Biology, Philosophy and Psychology)

The student followed a 3:2:1 path throughout their degree achieving BPS accreditation. It was "luck" that Philosophy timetabled with Biology and Psychology each year, but I would expect that each year this sort of programme of study would be possible because the core of Level 1 Philosophy timetables with Psychology and there are three core Level 1 Philosophy modules that are available which open up the whole of Level 2 Philosophy and thereby give a huge amount of flexibility to timetable with Biology.
Year 1
Knowledge and Reality (PHIL1021)
Introduction to Psychology I: Cognitive and BiologicalPsychology (PSYC1071)
Introduction to Psychological Research (PSYC1062)
Cells, Tissues and Systems (BIOL1081)
Genetics (BIOL1111)
Year 2
Science and Religion (PHIL2071)
Social and Developmental Psychology (PSYC2021)
Memory and Cognition (PSYC2081)
Brain Processes of Cognition and Perception (PSYC2111)
Development (BIOL2361)
Molecular Biology (BIOL2371)
Year 3
Psychology Project and Statistics (PSYC3041)
Individual Differences and Abnormal Psychology (PSYC2071)
The Evolution of Human Behaviour (PSYC3141)
History and Philosophy of Psychiatry (PHIL3181)
Genes and Development (BIOL3521)
Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering (BIOL3531)

General disclaimer:
  • Some of the modules above may have changed their names and codes since this students took this module combination. However, the combination flavour of the modules is still possible.
  • The timetable changes each year and we only guarantee that the Joint-Honours routes have one set modules that work. However, certain module combinations in Year 1 of three subjects can work - these modules are shown at the bottom of each Joint-Honours page.
  • In some examples the student might not meet the prerequisite for a module (in which case a concession would have been given based on the student doing extra work or meeting the prequisite from another module) or the student might not meet the programme regulations in which case a concession might have been given.

For more information about the Natural Sciences degree programme, please contact:

Dr. James Blowey
Deputy Head of Faculty
Faculty of Science Office
Level 3 Chemistry Building
Durham University

Email: Natural Sciences Director

WWW: Natural Sciences home page

The Natural Sciences web pages are maintained by James Blowey