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Newcastle University

Medical Science

UCAS Code: B902

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,A,B

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 and Biology (minimum grade A or 7) and GCSE Mathematics and English Language (minimum grade B or 6) required if not offered at A or AS level. GCSE Combined Science (minimum grade A or 7) may be accepted.

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 subjects

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 and Biology (minimum grade A or 7) and GCSE Mathematics and English Language (minimum grade B or 6) required if not offered at a higher level.

Extended Project Qualification

B

If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification, we will vary our offer to recognise this. Your project can be in any topic.

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 and Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies and English required at grade 4 if not offered at Higher Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H1,H1,H1,H2

H1H1H1H1H2 at Higher Level, including Biology and Chemistry.

Scottish Higher

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


AAAAA-AAABB at Higher Grade including Biology and Chemistry. Mathematics and English required at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Where a candidate bypasses the assessment for National 5 qualifications, a minimum of grade C in the Higher in Mathematics and English is required. 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.

85%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Want to study biomedical and biomolecular sciences at Newcastle but not sure which degree you want to study? This degree lets you delay choosing your specialism until the end of the first year. You'll study a broad curriculum that introduces the different areas of biomedical sciences.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£21,000
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:

Interdepartmental

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
high
Others in subjects allied to medicine

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate
434

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

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.

99%
med
Employed or in further education
74%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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