International Foundation in Biomedicine, Biology and Pharmacy

Overview

Preparing students 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.

Key information

  • Theoretical studies in Chemistry and Biology are supported with opportunities for practical learning in science laboratories with modern analytical equipment.
  • Attend weekly classes delivered by Newcastle University lecturers.
  • Receive a 10” Samsung Galaxy tablet with access to digital textbooks and interactive activities.
  • Field trips provide experience in practical information gathering to provide material for discussion during seminars.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
16
Academic requirements
Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.
English language entry requirements
3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Dates & Fees


September 2022 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 26 September 2022 - Fri 23 June 2023
£19,995

January 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 8 September 2023
£19,995

Modules

Compulsory Modules
Biology
20 Credits
Chemistry
20 Credits
English for Academic Purposes
20 Credits
Mathematics and Statistics
20 Credits
Physics
20 Credits
Study Skills and ICT
20 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available
Degree
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

Agriculture with Farm Business Management-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Agriculture-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Animal Science-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Applied Plant Science-BSc (Hons)
P
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Biochemistry (Integrated Masters)-MSci
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Biochemistry-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Biology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Biology-MBiol (Hons)
65%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 1 (60%) Biology 2 (60%)

Biomedical Genetics (Integrated Masters)-MSci
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Biomedical Genetics-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Biomedical Sciences (Integrated Masters)-MSci
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Biomedical Sciences-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Countryside Management-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Environmental Science-BSc (Hons)
P
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Environmental Science-MEnvSci (Hons)
P
65%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 2 (60%)

Food and Human Nutrition-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 1 (65%) Biology 2 (65%)

Marine Biology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Marine Zoology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Medical Science (Deferred Choice)-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Nutrition with Food Marketing-BSc (Hons)
65%
65
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 1 (65%) Biology 2 (65%)

Pharmacology-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Pharmacy-Mpharm (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (70%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Physiological Sciences-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Psychology and Biology-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 1 (60%)

Psychology and Nutrition-BSc (Hons)
P
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 1 (65%) Biology 2 (65%)

Psychology and Sport & Exercise Science-BSc (Hons)
60%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Foundation Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Two other different science subjects (60%)

Psychology-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Two other different science subjects (60%)

Sport and Exercise Science-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Zoology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Zoology-MBiol (Hons)
65%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 1 (60%) Biology 2 (60%)

Entry requirements

Age requirement
16
Academic requirements
Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.
English language entry requirements
3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Dates & Fees


September 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 25 September 2023 - Fri 21 June 2024

January 2024 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 6 September 2024

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available
Degree
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

Agriculture with Farm Business Management-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Agriculture-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Animal Science-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Applied Plant Science-BSc (Hons)
P
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Biochemistry (Integrated Masters)-MSci
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Biochemistry-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Biology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Biology-MBiol (Hons)
65%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 1 (60%) Biology 2 (60%)

Biomedical Genetics (Integrated Masters)-MSci
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Biomedical Genetics-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Biomedical Sciences (Integrated Masters)-MSci
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Biomedical Sciences-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Countryside Management-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Environmental Science-BSc (Hons)
P
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Environmental Science-MEnvSci (Hons)
P
65%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 2 (60%)

Food and Human Nutrition-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 1 (65%) Biology 2 (65%)

Marine Biology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Marine Zoology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Medical Science (Deferred Choice)-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Nutrition with Food Marketing-BSc (Hons)
65%
65
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 1 (65%) Biology 2 (65%)

Pharmacology-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Pharmacy-Mpharm (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (70%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Physiological Sciences-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Psychology and Biology-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 1 (60%)

Psychology and Nutrition-BSc (Hons)
P
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 1 (65%) Biology 2 (65%)

Psychology and Sport & Exercise Science-BSc (Hons)
60%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Foundation Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Two other different science subjects (60%)

Psychology-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Two other different science subjects (60%)

Sport and Exercise Science-BSc (Hons)
65%
65 with 65 in all subskills
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (70%) Biology 2 (70%)

Zoology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (55%) Chemistry (55%) Biology 1 (55%) Biology 2 (55%)

Zoology-MBiol (Hons)
65%
60
Mathematics and Statistics (60%) Chemistry (60%) Biology 1 (60%) Biology 2 (60%)