Newcastle University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site (Newcastle)|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA - ABB||AAA-ABB including Biology and normally another science-related subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology. 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||Applied Science preferred. BTEC must be in a science related subject with substantial biology and chemistry units. Animal Science not normally accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 45 credits
M: 0 credits
P: 0 credits
|45 level 3 credits at Distinction including 15 credits in biological sciences. Chemistry and mathematics or quantitative methods units are desirable.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAA - AAAAB||
AAAAA-AAABB at Higher Grade 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.
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, D3 - D3, D3, M2||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.|
|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.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 points||35 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.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H1, H1, H2, H3||H1H1H1H2H3 at Higher level, including Biology and another science subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography. Chemistry is preferred.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAA - ABB||
AAA - ABB including Biology and normally another science-related subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology. Higher Grade Chemistry preferred. 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
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|