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

Our Epidemiology MRes is for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines. It is also suited to intercalating and qualified MBBS or BDS students.

You'll study in a Faculty ranked top 100 for Medicine and Life Sciences. We are also ranked for Medicine - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

The course includes subject-specific content in the area of epidemiology. You'll develop your own bespoke course by selecting complementary modules. You'll also train in general research principles, and other professional and key skills.

You'll study a subject-specific module in clinical epidemiology. This provides a theoretical and practical understanding of:

  • the value, theoretical basis and practicalities of epidemiology
  • approaches to epidemiological research

You'll be part of a competitive research area. You'll work in academia but also have opportunities to experience 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