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Biochemistry Northumbria University, Newcastle Degree level: Undergraduate

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Biochemistry is the branch of science that explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. It is primarily a laboratory based science that brings together biology and chemistry. By using chemical knowledge and techniques, biochemists can understand and solve biological problems. The BSc (hons) Biochemistry course aims to enable a Northumbria graduate to gain the practical knowledge and skills needed to work in a scientific research environment, as well as transferable skills to begin a career in a wide variety of scientific and commercial fields. This course would be complementary in provision to the existing courses currently delivered within the department of Applied Sciences.

Course details

Modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.


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 F115
Institution code N77
Campus name Main Site
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 120 - 128 points
A level From at least 2 GCE/VCE A Levels including Grade B in Biology or Chemistry (with both Biology and Chemistry having been studied).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM In an appropriate science subject including both Biology and Chemistry.
Access to HE Diploma D: 18 credits
M: 27 credits
Including Biology and Chemistry.
Scottish Higher BBBCC - BBBBC Including Biology and Chemistry.
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) The AQA Technical is accepted in combination with other qualifications.
AS Subjects studied at AS level and not carried forward to A level will be accepted and the UCAS Tariff points achieved will count towards your total UCAS Tariff score where appropriate.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2 - M1, M1, M1 Including Biology and Chemistry.
Extended Project The Extended Project Qualification is welcome and the UCAS Tariff points you achieve from an EPQ will count towards your total UCAS Tariff score.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths and English at minimum grade C or Univeristy recognised equivalent. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.
HNC (BTEC) M - D In a relevant subject area.
HND (BTEC) M - D In a relevant subject area.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme The International Baccalaureate Diploma programme is accepted by Northumbria University. Please contact Admissions for more information on specific entry requirements.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H4, H4, H4, H4 - H3, H3, H3, H4, H4, H4 Including Biology and Chemistry.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate The OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate is accepted in combination with other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma The OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate The OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certifcate is accepted in combination with other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM Including Biology and Chemistry.
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma The OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma The OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma The OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate is accepted in combination with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is accepted in combination with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC - BCC Including Biology and Chemistry.
Scottish HNC Pass In a relevant subject area.
Scottish HND Pass In a relevant subject.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

Qualification combinations:
The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types - for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3. Should the course you wish to study have a subject specific requirement then you must also meet this requirement, usually from GCE A level.

Applicants from the EU:
Applicants from the EU are welcome to apply and if the qualification you are studying is not listed here then please contact the Admissions Team for advice or see our EU Applicants pages here https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/european-union/eu-applications/

International Qualifications:
If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry


English language requirements

English Language Requirements: International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 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

Some courses have additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fee. These may be, for example, to cover printing and photocopying; for additional specialist equipment, materials or clothing/footwear; for books; for field study or placement visits or membership of professional bodies. It is important to consider these additional costs when planning how you will use your money. You will be advised of additional costs in your offer letter but you can also find out more on the ‘Money Matters’ pages of our website.

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