Research course

Microbiology (Biological Sciences)

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

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Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Microbiology is a well-funded research area at Newcastle University. This creates a vibrant and dynamic environment for postgraduate study.

In biological sciences, our Applied and Environmental Microbiology group researches:

  • microbial biology in a range of habitats
  • discovery of natural products, eg antibiotics
  • reduction of food spoilage
  • production of biofuels, bioremediation of polluted environments
  • pathogens and host-pathogen interactions in a range of diseases. This includes those in plants and coral reefs.

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Information for international students

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 course.

Fees and funding

See Programme information online for full details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Nikki Morton
Email
n.j.morton@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 4848