Undergraduate

International Foundation in Biol and Biomed

Biological and Biomedical Sciences International Foundation

full time: 3 or 4 terms

Course Overview

This campus based course prepares you for your undergraduate degree in Science at Newcastle University.

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This course gives you the opportunity develop your practical skills in modern laboratories. Field trips will also give you the experience in practical information gathering, and provide you material for discussion during seminars. 
 
All degrees in our School of Biomedical Sciences share a common first year meaning have the flexibility to change from one to another.
 
Successful completion of this programme will lead to you being awarded our International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3).
 

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Modules for 2017/18 entry

Core modules (80 credits)

Specialist modules (40 credits)

 

Entry Requirements

To study on this course you need to meet the following entry requirements.

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2018 entry.

 

Progression

Progression

You're guaranteed a place on one of our designated undergraduate degrees at Newcastle if you successfully complete the International Foundation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

As a successful pathway student, you’ll have access to a number of Newcastle progression options. Each progression option will follow a specific pathway and specific requirements for both English/study skills and overall grade. You’ll also find some courses have specific requirements, such as:

  • successfully completing an interview;
  • having previously studied a relevant discipline;
  • having previously completed a degree; or
  • having IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in English language

Your progression options:

Natural and Environmental Sciences 

Biomedical Sciences 

Psychology

 Biology 

Chemistry 

Marine Sciences  

 Pharmacy  

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

 

Fees & Funding

2017-2018 fees

The above tuition fees do not include the following.

Laboratory fee

£400

Enrolment fee

An extra charge of £150 per academic course, charged on confirmation.

Text books

The cost of your text books varies depending on how many terms you study:

  • 3 terms will cost approximately £210 per academic course
  • 4 terms will cost approximately £270 per academic course

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the fees. View your INTO Newcastle accommodation options.

Funding

We offer International Foundation Scholarships to a limited number of gifted students.

Visit our International Preparation Course website for more details.

 

Apply

How to apply

To apply online visit our INTO application form

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