Taught course

Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine

Newcastle University · School of Medical Sciences Education Development

Entry requirements

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

  • pharmacy, biomedical science, pharmaceutical sciences, physical sciences, engineering 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Drug delivery and nanomedicine is a competitive and fast-growing research area. It is driving emerging healthcare concepts including:

  • advanced drug targeting
  • precision medicine
  • theranostics.

You'll gain research training and skills to work in the global pharmaceutical sector

You'll have the flexibility to develop your own bespoke course. This is available through a broad range of taught modules. You'll then begin a 24-week research project in drug delivery and nanomedicine research.

The MRes is suitable for graduates of:

  • pharmacy
  • pharmaceutical sciences
  • related life sciences
  • physical sciences
  • engineering.

It is also for intercalating and qualified MBBS or BDS students.

Our teaching is research-based. Course content changes to reflect:

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

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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 sub-skills).

International students should contact:
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Email: biomed-international-pg@ncl.ac.uk

Fees and funding

See Programme information online for full details.

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