Psychology and Biomedical Sciences

Psychology and Biomedical Sciences

Newcastle has a strong tradition of welcoming students onto its Psychology and Biomedical Sciences Study Abroad programme. They have been designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills for a future career in one of these areas.  This programme is for:

  • Any students who want to be exposed to research and teaching in conjunction with high profile institutes and academics. Students may study any of the modules offered by the School of Biomedical Sciences with the exception of Clinical Skills, Clinical Cases in Neuroscience, and Research Project modules. Outstanding research institutes are the Institutes for Ageing and Health, for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, of Cellular Medicine, of Health and Society of Human Genetics, of Neuroscience, for Cancer Research or the North East England Stem Cell Institute.
  • any students in a Liberal Arts Degree Programme, wanting to take courses that are not offered at the home university but may still fulfil home requirements.
  • Science or Engineering students who want to take extra modules in this field. While students are required to take at least two modules in their degree programme, they are more than welcome to take classes in other areas.

Subject Areas

Students are able to take modules in:

Eligibility criteria is for students who:

  • have studied at their home university for at least a year
  • are currently enrolled
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) or higher
  • Non Native English Speakers - IELTS level 6.5 or higher .


Academic Calendar

See the academic semester/year dates; your semester dates will be the ones called ‘SEMESTER ONE’ and ‘SEMESTER TWO’. For those coming here for semester one only and whose next semester back home starts early in the next calendar year, your semester end date will the one mentioned under ‘AUTUMN’.

How to Apply

Further details on how to apply can be found on our How to Apply page.


Please contact the Study Abroad Office for further information.