Natural Sciences

B.Sc. in Biology and Earth Sciences within the Natural Sciences programme.

The student (named below) starts following the BSc Joint-Honours Biology and Earth Sciences programme which left space for some Geography. In Year 2, they decided to combine the Ecological routes through Biology and Earth Sciences leaning in favour of Earth Sciences in Year 3.
Year 1
Earth Materials (GEOL1021)
Field Studies (GEOL1051)
Understanding Earth Sciences (GEOL1101)
Physical Geography (GEOG1081)
Organisms and Environment (BIOL1161)
Genetics (BIOL1171)
Year 2
Water and Climate (GEOL2171)
Fieldwork (Environmental) (GEOL2201)
Sedimentary Environments (GEOL2031)
Evolution (BIOL2451)
Ecology (BIOL2461)
Behaviour (BIOL2511)
Year 3
DissertationG (GEOL3022)
Palaeobiology (GEOL3071)
Environmental Management (GEOL3281)
Conservation Biology (BIOL3551)
Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology (BIOL3561)

Career Trajectory:

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