International Foundation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees in subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Psychology and Zoology at Newcastle University.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to modules designed to equip you with the skills you need for university.
  • Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you.
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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st September of the year they progress to university. __

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

Students intending to progress to one of the degrees listed below must meet the following requirements: 3 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Genetics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Science (deferred choice)
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Psychology and Biology
  • Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Newcastle University you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 6 September 2019 3 Terms
View Term dates
£19,500

Class information

Class hours:

26 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student working in pharmacy lab with science equipment

If you want a career as a pharmacist, this is the degree for you!

You’ll develop scientific, technical and communication skills, as well as the knowledge needed to prepare you for providing high-quality patient care.

Practical, hands-on experience is an essential part of the degree, and you’ll complete placements to prepare you for clinical practice and introduce you to the varied settings which pharmacists work in.

Throughout your degree you’ll be supported for the next step in your professional journey. After your degree you’ll need to complete pre-registration training so you can register as a pharmacist.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, so you must maintain high standards throughout your pathway programme.

Your grades during the International Foundation don't count towards your final degree, but your performance will determine if you meet the progression requirements needed.

Throughout your programme you'll be given feedback from teachers to keep you on track. You'll also be assessed through exams and coursework including:

  • reports
  • written essays
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem-solving
Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st September of the year they progress to university. __

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

Students intending to progress to one of the degrees listed below must meet the following requirements: 3 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Genetics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Science (deferred choice)
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Psychology and Biology
  • Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Newcastle University you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
27 June 2019 12 June 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

26 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student working in pharmacy lab with science equipment

If you want a career as a pharmacist, this is the degree for you!

You’ll develop scientific, technical and communication skills, as well as the knowledge needed to prepare you for providing high-quality patient care.

Practical, hands-on experience is an essential part of the degree, and you’ll complete placements to prepare you for clinical practice and introduce you to the varied settings which pharmacists work in.

Throughout your degree you’ll be supported for the next step in your professional journey. After your degree you’ll need to complete pre-registration training so you can register as a pharmacist.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, so you must maintain high standards throughout your pathway programme.

Your grades during the International Foundation don't count towards your final degree, but your performance will determine if you meet the progression requirements needed.

Throughout your programme you'll be given feedback from teachers to keep you on track. You'll also be assessed through exams and coursework including:

  • reports
  • written essays
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem-solving
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st September of the year they progress to university. __

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

Students intending to progress to one of the degrees listed below must meet the following requirements: 3 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Genetics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Science (deferred choice)
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Psychology and Biology
  • Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Newcastle University you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

26 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student working in pharmacy lab with science equipment

If you want a career as a pharmacist, this is the degree for you!

You’ll develop scientific, technical and communication skills, as well as the knowledge needed to prepare you for providing high-quality patient care.

Practical, hands-on experience is an essential part of the degree, and you’ll complete placements to prepare you for clinical practice and introduce you to the varied settings which pharmacists work in.

Throughout your degree you’ll be supported for the next step in your professional journey. After your degree you’ll need to complete pre-registration training so you can register as a pharmacist.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, so you must maintain high standards throughout your pathway programme.

Your grades during the International Foundation don't count towards your final degree, but your performance will determine if you meet the progression requirements needed.

Throughout your programme you'll be given feedback from teachers to keep you on track. You'll also be assessed through exams and coursework including:

  • reports
  • written essays
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem-solving
Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st September of the year they progress to university. __

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

Students intending to progress to one of the degrees listed below must meet the following requirements: 3 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Genetics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Science (deferred choice)
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Psychology and Biology
  • Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Newcastle University you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 4 September 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*
25 June 2020 11 June 2021 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

26 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student working in pharmacy lab with science equipment

If you want a career as a pharmacist, this is the degree for you!

You’ll develop scientific, technical and communication skills, as well as the knowledge needed to prepare you for providing high-quality patient care.

Practical, hands-on experience is an essential part of the degree, and you’ll complete placements to prepare you for clinical practice and introduce you to the varied settings which pharmacists work in.

Throughout your degree you’ll be supported for the next step in your professional journey. After your degree you’ll need to complete pre-registration training so you can register as a pharmacist.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, so you must maintain high standards throughout your pathway programme.

Your grades during the International Foundation don't count towards your final degree, but your performance will determine if you meet the progression requirements needed.

Throughout your programme you'll be given feedback from teachers to keep you on track. You'll also be assessed through exams and coursework including:

  • reports
  • written essays
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem-solving
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st September of the year they progress to university. __

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

Students intending to progress to one of the degrees listed below must meet the following requirements: 3 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Genetics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Science (deferred choice)
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Psychology and Biology
  • Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Newcastle University you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 6 September 2019 3 Terms
View Term dates
£19,500

Class information

Class hours:

26 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student working in pharmacy lab with science equipment

If you want a career as a pharmacist, this is the degree for you!

You’ll develop scientific, technical and communication skills, as well as the knowledge needed to prepare you for providing high-quality patient care.

Practical, hands-on experience is an essential part of the degree, and you’ll complete placements to prepare you for clinical practice and introduce you to the varied settings which pharmacists work in.

Throughout your degree you’ll be supported for the next step in your professional journey. After your degree you’ll need to complete pre-registration training so you can register as a pharmacist.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, so you must maintain high standards throughout your pathway programme.

Your grades during the International Foundation don't count towards your final degree, but your performance will determine if you meet the progression requirements needed.

Throughout your programme you'll be given feedback from teachers to keep you on track. You'll also be assessed through exams and coursework including:

  • reports
  • written essays
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem-solving

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st September of the year they progress to university. __

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

Students intending to progress to one of the degrees listed below must meet the following requirements: 3 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Genetics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Science (deferred choice)
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Psychology and Biology
  • Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Newcastle University you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
27 June 2019 12 June 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

26 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student working in pharmacy lab with science equipment

If you want a career as a pharmacist, this is the degree for you!

You’ll develop scientific, technical and communication skills, as well as the knowledge needed to prepare you for providing high-quality patient care.

Practical, hands-on experience is an essential part of the degree, and you’ll complete placements to prepare you for clinical practice and introduce you to the varied settings which pharmacists work in.

Throughout your degree you’ll be supported for the next step in your professional journey. After your degree you’ll need to complete pre-registration training so you can register as a pharmacist.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, so you must maintain high standards throughout your pathway programme.

Your grades during the International Foundation don't count towards your final degree, but your performance will determine if you meet the progression requirements needed.

Throughout your programme you'll be given feedback from teachers to keep you on track. You'll also be assessed through exams and coursework including:

  • reports
  • written essays
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem-solving
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st September of the year they progress to university. __

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

Students intending to progress to one of the degrees listed below must meet the following requirements: 3 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Genetics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Science (deferred choice)
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Psychology and Biology
  • Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Newcastle University you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

26 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student working in pharmacy lab with science equipment

If you want a career as a pharmacist, this is the degree for you!

You’ll develop scientific, technical and communication skills, as well as the knowledge needed to prepare you for providing high-quality patient care.

Practical, hands-on experience is an essential part of the degree, and you’ll complete placements to prepare you for clinical practice and introduce you to the varied settings which pharmacists work in.

Throughout your degree you’ll be supported for the next step in your professional journey. After your degree you’ll need to complete pre-registration training so you can register as a pharmacist.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, so you must maintain high standards throughout your pathway programme.

Your grades during the International Foundation don't count towards your final degree, but your performance will determine if you meet the progression requirements needed.

Throughout your programme you'll be given feedback from teachers to keep you on track. You'll also be assessed through exams and coursework including:

  • reports
  • written essays
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem-solving

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st September of the year they progress to university. __

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

Students intending to progress to one of the degrees listed below must meet the following requirements: 3 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Genetics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Science (deferred choice)
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Psychology and Biology
  • Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Newcastle University you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 4 September 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*
25 June 2020 11 June 2021 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

26 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student working in pharmacy lab with science equipment

If you want a career as a pharmacist, this is the degree for you!

You’ll develop scientific, technical and communication skills, as well as the knowledge needed to prepare you for providing high-quality patient care.

Practical, hands-on experience is an essential part of the degree, and you’ll complete placements to prepare you for clinical practice and introduce you to the varied settings which pharmacists work in.

Throughout your degree you’ll be supported for the next step in your professional journey. After your degree you’ll need to complete pre-registration training so you can register as a pharmacist.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, so you must maintain high standards throughout your pathway programme.

Your grades during the International Foundation don't count towards your final degree, but your performance will determine if you meet the progression requirements needed.

Throughout your programme you'll be given feedback from teachers to keep you on track. You'll also be assessed through exams and coursework including:

  • reports
  • written essays
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem-solving
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