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Biology

Newcastle University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Our four-year Biology MBiol Honours degree is very similar in content to our Biology BSc degree but includes a year of Master's-level study, which offers significant research experience. You study a broad curriculum that explores all areas of biology, including animal and plant biology, microbiology and ecology.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Course codeC103
Institution code N21
Campus nameMain Site (Newcastle)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - AAA Including Biology and normally another science-related subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Environmental Science or Geology. General Studies is excluded. Chemistry is preferred at A or AS level, but not essential. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE Mathematics minimum grade B or 6 if not offered at A or AS level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD BTEC in Applied Science only. BTEC in Animal Science or Animal Management not normally accepted. BTEC Diploma (720 and 540) and BTEC Extended Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma Applied Science CANNOT normally be accepted in place of 1 or 2 A levels in Biology or other STEM science.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits 30 level 3 credits at Distinction including 15 credits in biological sciences, and 15 level 3 credits at Merit or above. Chemistry and mathematics or quantitative methods units are desirable.
Scottish Higher AAABB - AAAAA Including two science subjects. Advanced Higher Biology and another science subject normally required. Acceptable science subjects are: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology. Higher Grade Chemistry desirable. Mathematics required at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB - AAA To include Biology and normally another science-related subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology. Mathematics required at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting. Combinations of Higher and Advanced Higher accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points 34 points normally including Higher Level Biology at grade 6 or above. Chemistry is preferred at Higher Level but not essential. Mathematics or Mathematical Studies and Chemistry required at Standard Level grade 5 if not offered at Higher Level.
Extended Project We welcome applications from students offering an Extended Project and value the skills of research and independent learning that it is designed to develop. If you offer an Extended Project, it will be taken into account as part of your application profile, but we will not usually include it in offer conditions for this degree programme.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2, H3 - H1, H1, H2, H2, H3 H1H1H1H2H3-H1H1H2H2H3 at Higher level, including Biology and another science subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography. Chemistry is preferred.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 - D3, D3, D3 D3,D3,D3-D3,D3,M2 in Principal Subjects including Biology and normally another science subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology. Chemistry is preferred but not essential. GCSE Mathematics minimum grade B or 6 if not offered at a higher level.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £22800 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For more information on fees visit: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/
Biology at Newcastle University - UCAS