Newcastle University

Cell and Molecular Biology Newcastle University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Gold

Newcastle University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

Find out more about the TEF.

Our four-year Cellular and Molecular Biology MBiol Honours degree is very similar in content to our BSc but includes a year of Master's-level study, which offers significant research experience. You focus on biomolecules, organelles and cells, and how they all contribute to the function of organisms as a whole.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C7C1
Institution code N21
Campus name Main Site (Newcastle)
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level 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 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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £22,110 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For more information on fees visit: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/

Provider information

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Newcastle University
King’s Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU


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0191 208 3333