Research course

Ageing and Health

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science discipline or an MBBS/BDS degree with high grades. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Ageing and Health MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

This course is for students with a BSc in life sciences or another science discipline. It is also for intercalating and qualified MBBS or BDS students. You can study the course as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route to a PhD or MD.

The taught part of the course includes ageing and health specific content. You have the flexibility to select complementary modules and develop a bespoke course. You will also have training in general research principles, professional and key skills.

Your research project is the major element of the course. Your project involves 24 weeks of research in an area of ageing and health. Supervision is by expert academic researchers in your field of interest.

Ageing and health is a competitive research area. Your studies will be mainly based in academia, though potentially in industry too.

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Department specialisms

Clinical Studies of Age-Related Diseases; Biological Mechanisms of Ageing; Ageing Health and Society; Technology for an Ageing Population; Nutrition and Oral Health; Ethics, Philosophy and Engagement.

Information for international students

For this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all other sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) certificate.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Kirsty Sanderson, Programme Co-ordinator (MRes), Medical Sciences Graduate School
Email
medpg-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7002
Fax
+44 (0)191 208 7038