Research course

Biotechnology

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

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, in the above subjects plus further research experience and/or a further qualification such as an MRes.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Research in biotechnology at Newcastle spans the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) and the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE). We invite proposals for MPhil and PhD projects in biotechnology across the fields of medical sciences, biological, agricultural and environmental sciences, and marine science and technology.

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

In Medical Sciences our research focuses on translational medicine, from drug discovery and development to effective product commercialisation and process optimisation. In agricultural and environmental sciences our research focuses on: the search and discovery of commercially significant natural products; the production of crops with novel traits; the fundamental role played by micro-organisms in the turnover of pollutants and the production of high value novel compounds, including pharmaceuticals and pesticides. Further research is undertaken in marine science and technology, including the exploration of industrial applications of marine organisms.

Information for international students

Biotechnology (Medical Sciences): IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills). Biotechnology (Biological, Agricultural, Environmental Sciences and Marine Science and Technology): IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). Those with lower may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

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

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

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