This BPS-accredited degree allows you to combine the study of animal, plant and human biology with the study of human and animal behaviour.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
A Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 35 points
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In Biology, you will study all forms of life, from micro-organisms to mammals, with topics including:
- ecology and biodiversity
- evolution and genetics
In Psychology, you will explore why humans and animals think and behave as they do, through topics like:
- cognitive psychology
- evolutionary psychology and medicine
You will enjoy a high level of laboratory and fieldwork in this degree: taking part in experiments, running your own, and analysing the results.
Highlights of this degree
Quality and rankingQuality and ranking
The quality of the Biology study experience at Newcastle is recognised with a very impressive overall satisfaction score of 92% in the National Student Survey 2015, ranking us 7th in the UK. Biological Sciences at Newcastle also ranks in the top 150 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.
Psychology at Newcastle is highly regarded, achieving a 97% overall student satisfaction score and ranking us 4th in the UK in the 2015 National Student Survey. We also rank in the top 10 UK universities in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016, Psychology ranks in the top 200 universities in the world.
Professional accreditationProfessional accreditation
This degree is professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
This gives you the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (providing you achieve the minimum standard of a lower second-class Honours).
Having Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership means you can join the BPS and go on to further training or practice in psychology.
For information on the benefits of studying an accredited course, visit the BPS website.
About Joint Honours in ScienceAbout Joint Honours in Science
This degree is part of the Joint Honours in Science programme. By studying two subjects, you develop a broad range of expertise and a set of skills that spans two specialist areas, equipping you for a range of careers.
Mastering two subjects together means you are well-prepared for the multidisciplinary challenges of the real world, developing the skills that employers value, such as:
- time management
You select from the same range of topics as Single Honours students and achieve the same high academic standard, but you cover fewer topics in each subject. The topics are closely linked to our research expertise, meaning you study at the cutting edge of the discipline.
You receive careers support in the form of a career development module personally tailored to your professional development. There's also excellent support on offer from the University's award-winning Careers Service.
School of Biology
In the School of Biology, you will have access to:
- purpose-built teaching laboratories
- two University farms in Northumberland, which are used as demonstration facilities for students
- the University-led Great North Museum, adjacent to campus, which houses many interesting and important biological collections
Take a virtual tour of our facilities.
School of Psychology
You will also spend considerable time in the School of Psychology, offering:
- purpose-built research building
- modern, practical facilities for carrying out experiments
- extensive computing facilities
You'll be part of the community in the two schools that deliver your teaching: the