Research course


Newcastle University · School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or master's degree in a related subject, or international equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

We invite proposals for MPhil and PhD research projects in our three main research areas of biodiversity and conservation, agri-environment, and microbiology. Our Biology PhD students play a very important role in our active research portfolio.

We supervise MPhil and PhD students whose interests match the expertise in these areas of biology:

Ecology and conservation

Biological, clinical and environmental systems modelling

Applied and Environmental Biology

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Academic Secretary
+44 (0) 191 208 4848