Research course

Biomedicine

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhDMD

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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

Within Biomedicine PhD, MD and MPhil, we focus on exploring:

  • the mechanisms of disease
  • understanding how disease impacts lives
  • utilising new diagnostic techniques
  • utilising new therapeutic techniques
  • developing new treatments.

As part of the MPhil, MD and PhD Biomedicine, you'll register with a University research institute.

You'll have a structured programme of supervision and training. This is via our Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School.

Areas of research

We undertake the following areas of research and offer MPhil, PhD and MD supervision in:

Applied immunobiology (including organ and haematogenous stem cell transplantation)

Newcastle hosts one of the most comprehensive organ transplant programmes in the world. This clinical expertise has developed with the applied immunobiology and transplantation research group. We are currently investigating aspects of:

  • the immunology of autoimmune diseases
  • cancer therapy
  • transplant rejection.

We also have themes to understand the interplay of the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory. This is via responses by a variety of pathways. We also look at how these are manipulated for therapeutic purposes. A further research theme focuses on primary immunodeficiency diseases.

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 our programme fees and funding web page in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 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
Postgraduate Coordinator
Email
fmsgradschool@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7002