Distance Learning Programmes in Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Natural Sciences


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Natural sciences form the basis for applied science subjects and focus on the study of the universe and the rules of nature. Biology, chemistry and physics are among the major study areas of the discipline, but study fields such as biochemistry and geophysics are also considered natural sciences. Sub-disciplines also include earth science, astronomy, behavioural science, anthropology, geology and others.

Due to their high interdisciplinary structure, natural sciences degrees will be especially appealing to students interested in studying science, while keeping their study options open. Natural sciences graduates benefit from a broad range of general scientific knowledge, as well as skills in communication, numeracy and information technology. They will also be able to solve complex problems and make best use of personal and material resources available.

Bachelors and Masters related to natural sciences will place a strong emphasis on the practical application of theoretical knowledge and will include specialised laboratories. Some natural sciences programmes also focus on solving global and local environmental issues to contribute to a healthier population.

Graduates are well qualified for a wide variety of scientific careers such as research and development, marketing and management in biotechnology. Students can find jobs as environmental engineers, actuarial technicians, landscape architects, commercial food trainees and more.

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Suggested Online Programmes Natural Sciences

Bachelor Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

This Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences at The Open University UK offers a broad introduction to core science subjects while developing essential study skills. You’ll explore biology, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental sciences, physics, astronomy and planetary science.

United Kingdom
M.Sc. Biomedical Science

MS students of Biomedical Science may take up to two years to complete the core courses. MS students rotate through a minimum of two laboratories during their first year. They are not required to take the PhD Qualifying Examination unless they wish to be considered for the PhD program. 

United States