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. Further research experience or a master’s degree would be advantageous.

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.

We offer MPhil and PhD supervision in the following research areas:

Medical sciences

In medical sciences our research focuses on translational medicine, from drug discovery and development to effective product commercialisation and process optimisation. Our key areas are:

  • the development of drugs for the treatment of cancer and psychiatric disorders
  • novel antibiotic innovation
  • design and development of integrated electrochemical and bio-microelectromechanical (bio-MEMS) sensors for application to point-of-care diagnosis of disease processes and sensor technologies for real-time, high content intracellular analysis using polymer-based nanosensor systems.

Information for international students

See Entry Requirements tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Fees and funding

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

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