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Physiological Sciences (Honours)

Newcastle University

36 months
24600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This accredited Physiological Sciences (Honours) degree from Newcastle University will equip you with the in-depth understanding of human physiology you need to make a difference in your life sciences career and related fields.


Course overview

This accredited Physiological Sciences (Honours) degree from Newcastle University focuses on the study of the organ systems of the human body and how they control and maintain body function in both normal health and pathophysiological states. You're equipped with the knowledge you need for a rewarding career in healthcare science. 

We are a National Centre of Excellence in biomedical research and you will be taught by our world-leading and expert staff, so you will graduate with a cutting-edge knowledge of the industry.

Your studies will focus on organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain and gastrointestinal tract.

You'll cover critical topics in healthcare science such as neuroscience, cardiovascular physiology, human anatomy and gastrointestinal physiology, to ensure you develop the expert knowledge you need to excel in your future career.

Your future

Our physiological sciences graduates are in high demand when they complete their degrees, with 100% of our pharmacology graduates going into work or further study within six months of graduating. Their average salary after graduating was £22,630.

There is a great demand for graduates in Physiological Sciences in the health services and in industry, particularly leading of working in research teams. Many graduates choose this path. 

A large proportion of our graduates also choose to take a further degree, either a medical, dental, master's PhD or teaching qualification, before embarking on permanent employment. 

Work in a range of industries

  • research and development
  • pharmaceuticals
  • biotechnology 
  • education
  • healthcare
  • chemical
  • food and drink
  • scientific writing
  • financial 
  • cosmetics and toiletries

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and gastrointestinal physiology
  • neuroscience
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • ageing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A Level

  • AAA-AAB including Biology or Chemistry, plus at least one from: Mathematics or Further Mathematics; Physics; Psychology; Biology; or Chemistry. General Studies, Use of Mathematics, World Development, Communication and Culture and Critical Thinking not accepted. GCSE Chemistry, Biology or Combined Science (minimum grade A or 7) required if Biology and Chemistry are not offered at A or AS level. 

International Baccalaureate

  • 34-35 points with Biology or Chemistry and another science at Higher Level grade 5 or above. We regard Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Biology and Chemistry as acceptable science subjects. Standard Level Chemistry and Biology required at grade 5 if not offered at Higher Level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24600 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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