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Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences Programme Structure

Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences Programme Structure

Find out how our programmes are structured to allow flexibility in your choice of degree.

Our degree structure

All our degrees comprise two phases.

Phase One consists of modules shared by all degrees and covers topics which are fundamental to the biosciences. This lets you move from any one of our Biomedical and Biomolecular degrees to another at the end of your first year (Stage 1).

Phase Two starts in your second year (Stage 2) and includes modules specific to your individual degree programme.

In Stage Three, the final year, all our BSc degrees culminate in a research semester in which you will undertake a piece of original research.

The MSci programme includes a longer research project that extends across the whole of the fourth year of your studies.

Our academic year

The academic year at Newcastle University consists of two semesters:

  • Semester One runs from September to January and includes the induction week, 12 weeks of teaching and two weeks of examinations
  • Semester Two runs from February to June and includes 12 weeks of teaching and three weeks of examinations