Science and maths is an area where many students are struggling to make sense of their subjects.
For many students it is a difficult topic to master and many are struggling with the material and the challenges of learning it.
As a result, there are some who are able to take up the subject, however they do not always feel they have the right fit in.
The UK Government has put in place a ‘National Science and Math Plan 2016’ to help ensure that more students are offered a science and mathematics degree.
This will include more students taking a physical sciences degree and some further strengthening the academic opportunities for those who do.
The aim of this is to create a more diverse range of students taking up the discipline.
One of the areas where this is particularly important is for students with disabilities.
This could mean an extra year of compulsory studies, or an extra academic year of research.
The National Science and Mathematics Plan 2016 sets out the new pathways for students from the ‘disadvantaged’ to science and the maths world.
What is a physical Science and mathematics major?
There are currently over 8,000 students studying at a variety of colleges and universities in the UK.
A physical science major can provide a pathway into a career as a scientist or engineer, for example, by taking a course in a physical physics lab, or a chemistry lab, where you work on a research project.
Physical science and engineering students can also become an architect or architecting engineer, and become involved in designing buildings, or in building infrastructure.
These are all areas in which physical science is currently not a major focus, but the Government has set out a pathway for students to complete a degree in one of these areas.
What are some of the major topics covered in a university degree?
Physical science has traditionally been a broad subject in which many students will study to gain a good grounding in the theory and methodologies of the field.
Some of the more notable disciplines in physical science include, but are not limited to: Biomolecular and Cellular Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics of Materials and Optics, Astrophysics, Geophysics, Biochemistry and Biophysics and Biomedical Science.
Other areas of the subject include: Optics and Electromagnetism, Physics and Optoelectronics, Materials Science, Nanotechnology and Computational Chemistry.
Physical Science and Engineering students studying in the physical sciences will be able to complete four year undergraduate courses, and five year graduate courses.
In addition, there will be an additional two year undergraduate and three year graduate programme, which is designed to help prepare students for postgraduate study.
What do the degrees cover?
Physical Science (MS) degrees include a core set of practical skills and skills in research and theory, as well as the knowledge and skills required to complete an academic research project or professional career.
This may include: Designing and building new and innovative materials for use in medical devices and devices for the manufacturing of products;