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This wide-ranging degree examines everything from micro-organisms to mammals, and biomolecules to the biosphere. You will study core biology modules, choose from specialist topics such as molecular biology, genomics and development, plant-animal interactions and biodiversity and conservation, and develop practical skills in lab and field-based sessions.
Including Biology and normally another science-related subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Environmental Science or Geology. General Studies is excluded. 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.
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.
To include Biology and normally another science-related subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology. 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
30 level 3 credits at Distinction including 15 credits in biological sciences, and 15 level 3 credits at Merit or above. Chemistry and mathematics or quantitative methods units are desirable.
D3,D3,D3-M2,M2,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.
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.
34 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.
H1H1H1H2H3-H1H1H2H2H3 at Higher level, including Biology and another science subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography. Chemistry is preferred.
BTEC in Applied Science only.BTEC in Animal Science or Animal Management not normally accepted.BTEC Diploma (720 and 540) and BTEC Extended Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma Applied Science CANNOT normally be accepted in place of 1 or 2 A levels in Biology or other STEM science.
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Newcastle University is a future-focused institution with a long history of delivering high quality education, and reputation for academic excellence. It is a founding member of the elite Russell Group, and is known for world-class research and innovative teaching methods across a comprehensive portfolio of subject areas.
There is an enrolled population of around 28,000 students from over 140 countries, and the teaching faculty have been recognised for their quality with a Gold standard rating in the most recent TEF assessment — the highest available. The university is continually investing in its campus facilities and human capital, ensuring that students have access to state-of-the-art and industry relevant equipment as well as a highly fulfilling learning experience.
Where you'll study
Newcastle upon Tyne