Studying Natural Sciences at the University of Leicester

A question I get asked a lot is what is “Natural Science”? There is a slight misconception that I study trees and plants, which is not wrong but it’s not entirely right; there is so much more to the Natural Science course (previously known as Interdisciplinary Science). The source of that misconception is the link we make between the word “Natural” in the course title and nature in an exclusively biological context. In actual fact, all the sciences are “natural”. Chemistry can be observed in the atmosphere through the reactions that form and decompose our ozone layer; and physics can be observed in the forces exerted of objects in everyday life such as gravity and air resistance. So the next time you think natural, think science! As far as my course is concerned; in summary, it’s a course that allows you to gain both a breadth and depth of knowledge in the different sciences i.e. physics, biology, chemistry, maths, geology etc. But don’t just take my word for it, check out these videos of Nat-Sci students and their opinions on the course.

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About Osarenkhoe

Hey, I’m Osarenkhoe, a fourth year Natural Science student. I have a huge interest in interdisciplinary research and the breakthroughs that occur when you cross the boundaries between the sciences. In my free time I enjoy playing chess, mixed martial arts as well as video games and anime. I’ll be blogging about my course, making the most of your Uni experience and interesting things you can do in Leicester.

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