Research course

Transplantation

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

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

September

Course content

The Transplantation MRes enables you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry. The MRes can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or provide an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences and is also suitable for graduates from other science disciplines and intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students.

There is a taught component with subject-specific content in the area of Transplantation. Subject-based modules provide a broad exposure to diverse aspects of transplantation, from clinical concepts to cutting edge scientific development. There will be a unique opportunity to gain insights into the speciality of transplantation sciences in the context of transplantation of haematopoietic stem cells, corneal/limbal stem cells and a variety of solid organs.

The modules aim to:

  • provide sound understanding of the scientific basis underlying the therapeutic benefits and adverse effects of clinical transplants
  • highlight the research areas where applications of immunology and cell biology can improve transplant outcome and patient wellbeing
  • provide a view of bench to bedside translational links between scientific research and clinical practice.

The course emphasises the clinical practice driven research, which prepares students for a future career in either medical practice or broad biomedical research.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all other sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

International students wishing to discuss these opportunities may 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

Name
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Email
mres-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 5379