Research course

Ageing

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhDMD

Entry requirements

MPhil An 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or medicine related subject. PhD An 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Further research experience or a master's degree would be advantageous. MD A MBBS, or an equivalent medical degree.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Increased life expectancy is one of the most notable human achievements of the last century. We are living longer, and our quality of life depends on healthy ageing. Older people are at increased risk of disease and disability. This can seriously affect their quality of life and impact on their families. This is why Newcastle's research and treatment of our ageing population is important for us all.

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School.

Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School

Our Medical Sciences Graduate School is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. We can help and advise you on a variety of queries relating to your studies, funding or welfare.

Our Research Student Development Programme supports and complements your research whilst developing your professional skills and confidence.

You will make an on-going assessment of your own development and training needs through personal development planning (PDP) in the ePortfolio system. Our organised external events and development programme have been mapped against the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to help you identify how best to meet your training and development needs.

Department specialisms

Biological mechanisms of ageing: Clinical studies of age-related diseases: Ageing health and society: Technology for an ageing population: Nutrition and oral health: Ethics, philosophy and engagement.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills). You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MD

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Email
medpg-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7002