Taught course

Clinical and Health Sciences with Therapeutics

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 online Clinical and Health Sciences with Therapeutics course enables you to tailor your educational needs to your professional interests. You will focus on the critical importance of translational therapeutics, including drug discovery, pre-clinical and clinical drug development, and the use of drugs in older people and against cancer.

Through this course you will explore all of the stages of drug discovery and development. This process aims to address the current challenges faced by healthcare, such as:
  • the increasing age of the population
  • the looming threat of antibiotic resistance
  • the lack of effective treatments for many diseases, including cancers

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. Designed for busy professionals, this online course offers a flexible, bespoke way for you to develop your career. The course is ideal if you care about delivering improved drug treatments and associated health benefits to patients.

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. You can pick from over 30 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.

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

Course contact details

Dr Jenny Yeo, Degree Programme Director, Medical Sciences Graduate School
+44 (0) 191 208 7032