New university courses which will change the scientific world

Change happens constantly in the world we live in today. Every moment, a new update or modification is introduced into a specific industry, field or sector. These updates usually promise to boost the derivation of solutions to certain problems in that sector. As science evolves further each day, the need arises for educational institutions to review certain disciplines and courses being offered at the moment.

Education is a progressive process, which means that it can change per time. This change is dependent on a number of factors such as the advancement of the world and the appearance of earlier unknown information about a specific theme being taught. Over time, what we know about various animals, plants, and scientific phenomena has become bigger. We are able to study the world around us using advanced methods and procedures. They, in turn, have the potential to influence the scientific fields of study and improve our general outlook about the universe.


Over the span of many years, most universities have been offering single courses per time to students, and combining subjects was unheard of. Thanks to advancements and steps taken to improve the education experience for students across the world, this is changing. Universities all over the globe are gradually introducing new disciplines into their curriculum that are created to be broader than their older versions.

This ‘broadened scope’ is aided by the addition of courses that on their own do not strike anybody as extremely significant. But when included with other subjects well-known to us, signing up for them is like ordering a paper using – the results of the whole process leave you pleased and happy about your choice.

The introduction of new combined subjects holds a potential trove of improved studies and researches that promise to pave new pathways of fostering scientific discoveries. We will look at some of the newest subject combinations available, starting this year.


1 Sc in Archaeology/Environmental Science

The regular discipline of archaeology deals with the study of the human species using various markers of human activity. These markers could be cultural pieces, ruins, biofacts, ancient civilization pointers and the likes. Archaeology is basically like a mirror of the past, and can sometimes highlight what to expect in the future. It’s therefore quite affirming to have this discipline combined with Environmental Science. The latter subject, on its part, covers the ecological aspects of its parent as well as a few extras:

-The study of environmental changes and their influence on human health.

-Evolution and hydrology.

-Environmental and climate changes on a global scale.

This course is calculated to take a 4-year period and can be enrolled for either full-time or part-time studies. One university that is known to offer this is the Flinders University, Australia.

2 Sc in Archaeology/Forensic and Analytical Science

This course also runs a four-year span and is designed to be an improvement of the main discipline. The additional subject offers the next set of newly integrated information:

-The basis of life on molecular levels.

-Finding the middle ground between Biology and Criminology.

-A crash study of polymer science.

-The basics of Chemistry (structure, bonding, non-synthetic reactions).

Taking these combined subjects could be very beneficial for people who aspire to work in forensics or criminal investigation departments of various world agencies.


1 Graduate Certificate in Data science

While a world constantly is experiencing a scientific breakthrough, the importance of data cannot be over-emphasized. Data is a vital ingredient in system construction, decision making and countering challenges met in the process of tech upgrades. The graduate certificate discipline is designed to equip its participants with the expertise needed to sort, analyze and utilize data, irrespective of complexity or volume.

It is set to run for three years (part-time program) or six months (full-time program). Data Science is brimming with a lot of job opportunities, so taking this subject might pay off very well. Postgraduate courses are also available, running for about two years (full-time) or six years (part-time).


1 Sc in Biomedical Science

This course is designed to be an introductory course to medicine or other health-related courses. It runs a span of three years. The aim of this introduction is to acquaint students with the human body at all levels – molecular, cellular, tissue and systems. It also encloses a series of bio-related cores like microbiology, genetics, as well as biochemistry. By all indications, these areas of study could be a significant progress move for honing research and practical skills.

2 Sc (Honours degree) in Clinical Physiology of Exercise

The Bachelors in Clinical Physiology of Exercise is a newly-introduced specialized program that spans across four years. The aim is to understand the physiological changes that are brought up by exercise. The discipline also focuses on how these changes are significant in clinical settings. Especially, in the choosing the right physiotherapy treatments for individuals with special conditions.

3 Diploma of Veterinary Bioscience

In a joint collaboration with the Melbourne University, the National University of Singapore is set to launch this new course which is estimated to take between 5 and 7 years. The undergraduate program is slated to start this year and holds the exciting potential of contributing to the world of animal medicine.


Maya Kacharava

About Maya Kacharava

May has graduated from the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. She holds a master’s degree in business administration. May worked as a teacher for MCCA for several years. She taught students management, marketing, statistics and other business-related subjects. In her free time May enjoys reading, traveling, sports, meeting people, midnight strolls… Always learning.

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One Response to New university courses which will change the scientific world

  1. Dan Onorato says:

    I am interested in the new data science course. It has potential!

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