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Newcastle University

Biochemistry

UCAS Code: C700

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,A,A

AAA-AAB including Biology or Chemistry, plus at least one from: Mathematics or Further Mathematics; Physics; Psychology; Biology; or Chemistry. Use of Mathematics, World Development, communication and Culture and Critical Thinking not accepted. GCSE Chemistry, Biology or Combined Science (minimum grade A or 7) required if Biology and Chemistry are not offered at A or AS level.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

45 level 3 credits at Distinction including 15 credits in biology and 15 credits in chemistry.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D3,D3,M2

D3, D3, D3 - D3, D3, M2 in Principal Subjects including Biology or Chemistry plus at least one from: Mathematics or Further Mathematics; Physics; Psychology; Biology; or Chemistry. GCSE Chemistry, Biology or Combined Science (minimum grade A or 7) required if Biology and Chemistry are not offered as Principal Subject.

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

34-35

34-35 points with Biology or Chemistry and another science at Higher Level grade 5 or above. We regard Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Biology and Chemistry as acceptable science subjects. Standard Level Chemistry and Biology required at grade 5 if not offered at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H1,H2

H1H1H1H1H2 at Higher Level, including Biology and Chemistry.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B-A,A,A,A,A


AAAAA-AAABB at Higher Grade including Biology and Chemistry. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

UCAS Tariff

136-165

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Biochemistry is the key to understanding how diseases occur and can be treated. You’ll study a wide range of organisms, from bacteria all the way up to humans, and develop scientific and experimental skills through practical work in our biomedical labs. Topics include plant and animal biotechnology, DNA replication and the molecular basis of cancer.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Newcastle)

Department:

School of Biomedical Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
66%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Therapy professionals
9%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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