If you are fascinated by the applications of physical science, the Department of Natural Sciences offers modern degree programmes in Physics and Chemistry that include multi-disciplinary science modules focussed on employability and on the science behind current and emerging technologies.

Our BSc Physics course will enable you to discover the fundamental science and modern applications of physics in a broad range of modules combining research-informed teaching with industry-relevant laboratory experience. This course provides our students with investigative skills demanded by modern high-tech industries and is backed up by the opportunity to carry out a research project in conjunction with our industrial partners located at Thornton Science Park. The programme is recognised by the Institute of Physics and will prepare you for a challenging and rewarding scientific career. XPS
The Department of Natural Sciences also offers a BSc Chemistry course. In this course, you will acquire a good grounding in the essentials of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. You will also follow a specialist of industry-focussed chemistry-related modules that will equip you for a wide range of career options. The course is taught at Thornton Science Park, where our academics, along with our industrial partners, introduce students to a wider commercial community. We aim to provide you with the opportunity to become directly involved in such collaborations throughout your studies.
Master by Research (MRes) in Applied Science is offered in the Faculty of Science and Engineering in the following areas: Natural Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science. The aim of the programme is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to develop an independent, substantial piece of scholarly research into an area that fits with the department's supervisory expertise. Students choose from a wide range of available scientific projects and benefit from advanced research training, appropriate for both Level 7 and preparatory doctoral research. AFM

Our students are involved in various STEM activities via the STEM Outreach Programme running within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. For the full programme of outreach events offered, please follow the link here.

A Bursary Program also runs according to the University of Chester policy on student financial support, providing financial help to eligible students.

Recognition by the Institute of Physics

Students with a solid background in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or Biology could enrol on a PhD program that would ensure a successful career in industry or academia. PhD students are offered a highly motivated research environment complemented by quality supervision from our specialist staff. All inquiries in this regard should be forwarded to Prof. Graham Smith, who will direct applications of interest to the appropriate member of staff.