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Entry requirements

MPhil

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or medicine related subject.

PhD

A 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, April, September

Course content

Overview

Within the MPhil, MD and PhD Ageing, areas of exploration include:

  • biology of ageing
  • age-related diseases
  • ageing health and society
  • technology
  • nutrition and oral health
  • ethics.

Increased life expectancy has changed a lot in 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 affect their quality of life and impact their families. Newcastle's research and treatment of our ageing population is important for us all.

MPhil, PhD and MD supervision is available in the following areas:

  • Biological mechanisms of ageing. Intrinsic cellular and molecular mechanisms and biomarkers of the ageing process.
  • Clinical studies of age-related diseases. Experimental medicine and translation of basic science for patient benefits.
  • Ageing health and society. The social dimensions of population ageing, and health care policy and provision.
  • Technology for an ageing population. Research and development of innovative assistive technologies. They exist to support independence and quality of life.
  • Nutrition and oral health. The role of nutritional factors in healthy ageing and the impacts of oral health.
  • Ethics, philosophy and engagement. Ethics and principles underlying attempts to improve the quality of later life. This includes working with older people and their representative organisations.

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Information for international students

English Language Requirements:

IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MD
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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