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Opinion

Employer's Thoughts

Employers will be attracted to Integrated Sciences graduates as it will demonstrate their breadth of study and show a capability of working in fast changing environments.

Rod Kenyon - Centrica PLC

 

Student ’s stories

“I was interested in every discipline and wasn’t sure what I wanted to study at university, and I didn’t want to narrow myself into a single subject.

I chose the Leicester course because I really like the fact that every module is based around a real world problem.  The topics are relevant and the structure of the course is interesting.  Instead of sitting with hundreds of students, we hear from lecturers in small groups, this gives you confidence and the opportunity to ask questions.

We produce reports every few days and apply the knowledge we’ve gained from all three science disciplines to tackle a particular problem, and we get an exceptional level of feedback on our work.

I particularly enjoyed my third year final module on climate change.  We looked at specific geological events then moved to the IT suite to under­stand how you model these very hot or cold events. This helped us gain an understanding of climate modelling and prediction, a subject that’s in the headlines all the time. The module was a great example of combining textbook knowledge, practical experience and access to leading experts in the field.

I’m about to start my masters. Last year I went on a field trip where I met experts from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). I’ve been asked to join a research team for BAS and I’ll be doing a project for them in my final year. When I left school I really wanted to get involved in cutting edge research and I’ve achieved my ambition. My career options are really open.”

Dan Jarram, MSci Integrated Sciences student

 

“I chose to study Integrated Sciences at Leicester for the opportunity to work with leading experts from across the disciplines of science.”

Sally Shaw, BSc Integrated Sciences student

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