Research course

Biomedicine

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhDMD

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, September, April

Course content

We invite postgraduate research proposals in a number of disease areas that impact significantly on patient care. We focus on exploring the mechanisms of disease, understanding the ways disease impacts patients’ lives, utilising new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and developing new treatments.

As a student in Biomedicine you will be registered with a University research institute, for many this is the Institute for Cellular Medicine (ICM). 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.

Joint doctoral PhD degree programme in biomedical sciences

Newcastle University offers a joint doctoral PhD degree programme in biomedical sciences with the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia (FKUI).

You spend at least one year of your studies in each university and are jointly supervised by staff from Newcastle University and Universitas Indonesia. This leads to a single award from both institutions. The development of the Joint Doctoral PhD programme has been generously supported under the Prime Minister's Initiative 2 Programme and the British Council Indonesia.

Department specialisms

Applied immunobiology (including organ and haematogenous stem cell transplantation); Dermatology; Diabetes; Diagnostic and therapeutic technologies; Kidney disease; the Liver; Magnetic Resonance (MR), spectroscopy and imaging in clinical research (MR physics projects or clinical research projects); Musculoskeletal disease (including auto-immune arthritis); Pharmacogenomics (including complex disease genetics); Reproductive and vascular biology; Respiratory disease; Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics

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

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MD

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

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