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Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences

Outstanding student satisfaction in all our biomedical and biomolecular science degree programmes (National Student Survey 2018).

Your choices

Our suite of Biomedical and Biomolecular Science programmes focus on human health and disease. Choose between:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Genetics
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Pharmacology

Our Biomedical and Biomolecular science degrees are all professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

BBS students

Our degrees

We offer a range of bioscience degree programmes.

If you are not sure which area will suit you best, follow our Biomedical Sciences (Deferred Choice) route. This allows you to select your specialism in your second year of study.


The Biomedical and Biomolecular suite of programmes has a common first year.

This allows students to switch degree specialism at the end of their first year. 

If you're not quite sure which is the right course for you, you can change after you have learned more about the different bioscience subjects.

Find out how our degree programmes are structured giving you the best springboard into the career you want.

Students in lab


Our BSc degrees in Biomedical Sciences, Physiological Sciences, Biomedical Genetics, Pharmacology and Biochemistry have accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology (RSB). Graduates from RSB accredited degree programmes are recognised to be equipped with well-rounded knowledge and skill sets, making them highly  employable both within and beyond their chosen field.

Our MSci degrees in Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry and Biomedical Genetics have Advanced Accreditation from the RSB. Advanced Accreditation recognises academic excellence in the biosciences and evidence of substantial research.

Find our more about RSB accreditation.

Coming to Newcastle University was the best decision I have ever made. It provided me with a very strong supportive platform allowing me to grow, not only as a person but academically too, pushing me to my best capability.

Kirsty Elliott, Biomedical Sciences BSc Honours

Transfer to medicine or dentistry

We offer a competitive scheme for a small number of students to transfer to the medicine and dentistry programmes at Newcastle at the end of the first year.

Only students studying on one of our biomedical and biomolecular programmes are eligible to apply to transfer. These programmes include Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Genetics, Pharmacology, Physiological Sciences and Medical Sciences (Deferred Choice). 

Get more information about the scheme.

Transfer to medicine or dentistry

Research-led teaching

Our Faculty is home to world-leading experts in Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences. They deliver an up-to-date curriculum across all our programmes. This means that you'll learn about the latest discoveries in the field.

Our core team of teaching specialist staff ensure that our degrees are of the highest quality. You will be well supported throughout your time at Newcastle University.

Professional placement year

professional placement year is a fantastic way to gain vital work experience. It will and improve your employability following graduation and leave you well placed to progress into the career you want.

Students studying on one of the biomedical and biomolecular sicences programme are eligible to apply for a placement year. 

You can apply for a placement at the start of your second year and you could start during the summer of your second year.

Placement year