Undergraduate

c103 - Biology MBiol

Biology MBiol Honours

UCAS Code: C103 (full time: 4 Years)

Course Overview

Our four-year Biology MBiol Honours degree is very similar in content to our Biology BSc degree but includes a year of Master's-level study, which offers significant research experience.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
C103

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
MBiol Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA-AAB
IB: 35 points

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Opportunities

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Highlights of this degree

You study a broad curriculum that explores all areas of biology, including animal and plant biology, microbiology and ecology.

You will have the opportunity to choose from specialist topics such as gene technology, wildlife disease management and ecological survey techniques.

You’ll learn skills such as:

  • molecular biology techniques
  • bioinformatics
  • the use of geographic information systems

Like our BSc students, you learn the lab and field skills required by professional biologists. You build on these in your fourth year, where you work alongside our research active staff to explore advanced topics in biology.

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  • Biology BSc Honours

    Our three-year Biology BSc Honours degree is the widest-ranging of our BSc degrees, dealing with all forms of life, at all scales, from cells and molecules to whole organisms and ecosystems.

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Course Details

Modules for 2017 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2017 entry. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2018 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2018).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You choose one module from the following list:

Other optional modules may also be available.

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

*BIO2003 takes place prior to Stage 2

Optional modules

You take one of the following:

You choose optional modules to the value of 10/20 credits from the following list (total credit weighting should be 120):

*BIO2031 not available if you take BIO2030

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You choose one module from the following:

You choose one module from the following:

You also choose 30 credits from the following list:

*BIO3010 and BIO3022 are taken prior to Stage 3

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 3 and 4. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. Find out more on about Work Placements.

If you choose this option, you will take the following:

Stage 4

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You will take 60 credits from the following modules, with the approval of the Degree Programme Director:

    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.

    Undergraduate Admissions Policy

    See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).

    See further policies related to admission.

    Careers

    This is a brand new degree. Information will be published here when it is available.

    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

     

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    UCAS codes for Newcastle University

    • institution name - NEWC
    • institution code - N21

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