Research course

Biotechnology (Medical Sciences)

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

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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.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Overview

We invite proposals for MPhil and PhD biotechnology projects in the field of medical sciences.

Our biotechnology PhD and MPhil sits in the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS).

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

Our research focuses on translational medicine. This spans 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. This is for the application to diagnosis of disease processes and sensor technologies. This provides real-time, high content intracellular analysis using polymer-based nanosensor systems.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

Fees and funding

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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