MSci Integrated Natural Sciences
"MSci Integrated Natural Sciences is the course that we, your instructors, all wish that we could have done as undergraduates. If, like us, you are excited by science in general, and especially by the problem of how life works, then this could be the course for you!"
"Numerous recent advances in our understanding of biology has been driven by concepts and approaches from physics, computer science, chemistry and mathematics. Yet, most undergraduate courses do not reflect how modern science is inherently interdisciplinary. This course provides a genuinely integrated approach to teaching students the tools and techniques that are common in the latest biology and medical research. Finally, the focus on problem solving – rather than lectures - builds skills that are sought after by numerous employers, not just academia"
Our primary goal with this innovative course is to strengthen you as a scientist, by training you across disciplines. Using a blend of classroom instruction, team-based problem-solving, laboratory experimental work and individual study, you will learn to think creatively and quantitatively, formulate problems, and solve them by drawing freely on the techniques and perspectives of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computation.
Why study MSci Integrated Natural Sciences?
- AAA to include Mathematics and either Biology or Chemistry
- You will also need GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above
- 36 to include 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and 6 in either Higher Level Biology or Higher Level Chemistry.
UCAS code: CF10
Award: Degree of Master of Science
Duration: 4 years full time (30 weeks per year)
Starts: October 2022
Location of study: University of Warwick
Year one is divided into two-week blocks, with each block defined by a scientific question. We begin Term 1 with four weeks (2 blocks) of introductory experimental skills and computer skills and then progressively increase the size-scale of the problems, moving on from Atoms and Molecules (Term 1) to Organelles and Cells (Term 2) and finally Embryos and Organisms (Term 3).
Years two and three
In years 2 and 3, your course will make extensive use of existing, highly successful modules within the School of Life Sciences. To do this, your cohort will largely merge with a much larger cohort of SLS students for classes, alongside an ongoing programme of WMS integrated science labs and tutorials that aims further to develop your integrated science skills.
In year 4, you will focus almost entirely on lab-based experimental research, pursuing your own project, embedded in an active research lab and closely supported by the lab’s lead. You will then write a Master's thesis, and graduate with a Master's in Integrated Natural Sciences.
The design of this innovative course is driven by the belief that the best way to learn science is to do science. During the whole of your first year, you will spend roughly half your time in the lab, doing experiments. The instructors on this course are all accomplished scientists and they will work closely with you to help you develop as an experimental scientist. You will learn lab skills by doing experiments that address unsolved scientific questions, right from the outset. Find out more.
Our open days give you the chance to hear more about the course, meet staff and students, visit the Medical School, tour the campus and get a real feel for life at Warwick. We hold four open days per year, usually in June and October. Find out more.
Live chatsWe hold regular live online chats where you can chat to members of our course teams and ask any questions you may have. If you'd like to attend a chat please register your interest and we'll let you know when the next session is booked.
Want to find out more? If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Want to find out what you could be studying as an Integrated Natural Sciences student at Warwick Medical School? Take a look at some of our taster lecture and course overview sessions from our recent virtual open days below!