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c7c1 - Biology (Cellular & Molecular) MBiol

Biology (Cellular and Molecular Biology) MBiol Honours

UCAS Code: C7C1 (full time: 4 Years)

Course Overview

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

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
C7C1

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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You focus on biomolecules, organelles and cells, and how they all contribute to the function of organisms as a whole.

You will have the opportunity to choose from specialist topics such as:

  • genomics
  • gene technology
  • antimicrobial discovery
  • genetically engineered organisms

Like our BSc students, you learn the lab-based scientific 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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Course Details

Modules for 2017 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2017 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/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. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take one module from the following list:

You may have the flexibility to choose an alternative optional module from the wider University with approval of the Degree Programme Director.

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take three modules from the following list:

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You choose one module from the following list:

You choose 20 credits from the following list:

You may have the flexibility to choose an alternative optional module from the wider University with approval of the Degree Programme Director.

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 choose 60 credits from the following list, 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 2018 Admissions Policy (PDF: 185 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

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    Careers and employability at Newcastle

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

    95% of our 2016 UK-domiciled graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    Of our graduates who entered employment more than three quarters (78%) achieved 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.

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    • institution code - N21

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