Taught course

Clinical and Health Sciences

Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

A honours degree, or international equivalent, in a healthcare profession or relevant discipline. You must also be working in the healthcare profession or related field. You must be IT literate to complete these highly interactive courses online and have access to a computer with a printer, webcam, headset and reliable internet connection. Your browser will need to be JavaScript enabled and able to accept cookies. You will be given access to any specific software required during the course of your studies. We will also consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Clinical and Health Sciences course offers you the ability to tailor your educational needs to your professional interests in a range of clinical and research specialties. Designed for busy professionals, this online course offers a flexible, bespokeOur course allows you to tailor your study to your educational and professional interests. Designed for busy professionals, this online course offers a flexible, bespoke way for you to develop your career. We offer a range of clinical and research specialities. way for you to develop your career.

You can pick from over 30 online modules in a diverse range of subjects to create your own bespoke course of study. You can choose to complete a single module for professional development or a full masters, working at your own pace in your own environment. Alongside clinical and health sciences modules, you can choose to specialise in:
  • Ageing
  • Clinical research
  • Therapeutics (including drug development)
  • Surgery
  • Allergy
This innovative course is aimed at those who already have a primary qualification (eg MBBS, BDS, BSc) and are working in health or life sciences field.
The courses are taught online, so you can choose to study anytime and anywhere. This flexibility means that you can fit your studies around your other commitments, plus develop your online literacy as a transferable skill.
The e-learning course has been developed by Newcastle University, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the NIHR Newcastle Training School as part of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing and Chronic Disease.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and reading and 6.5 in speaking and listening) Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-60 months


distance learning
12-48 months


distance learning
12-24 months

Further details of qualification


Course contact details

Dr Jenny Yeo, Degree Programme Director
+44 (0) 191 208 7032