Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

• a life science or related discipline

• or an MBBS/BDS degree.

This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master's degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study.

Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.

Months of entry


Course content

Newcastle University is world-leading in diabetes research. The Diabetes Research Group in Newcastle has applied magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging to explain the abnormal storage of fat and glycogen in the pancreas, liver and muscle in Type 2 diabetes.

You can take this as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

We ranked in the top 100 for Medicine and Life Sciences. We also ranked in Medicine - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

You'll develop your own bespoke course with our broad range of taught modules. You'll then engage in a 24-week research project in cancer research.

Research strongly influences our teaching. Course content changes to reflect developments in:

  • the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

You'll work in a competitive research area. This will be largely in academia, but also in industry.

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Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all other sub-skills).

International students should contact:

Faculty of Medical Sciences
Email: biomed-international-pg@ncl.ac.uk

Fees and funding

See fees and funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus..

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Medical Sciences Graduate School
+44 (0) 191 208 5379