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The award
MPhil

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About Medicine and Surgery at Newcastle University

The aim of our research into human health and disease is to apply our findings to improve patient care. We invite applications for MPhil, PhD and MD projects in all of our clinical research areas. You will work with a team of academic and clinical supervisors whose research interests match your own.

We offer supervision for MPhil, PhD and MD in the following areas:

  • anaesthesia
  • care of the elderly
  • child health
  • critical care
  • dermatology
  • diabetes
  • ENT (ear, nose and throat)
  • liver
  • musculoskeletal disease
  • oncology
  • ophthalmology
  • neuroscience
  • primary care
  • psychiatry
  • renal medicine/urology
  • reproductive medicine
  • respiratory and cardiac medicine
  • transplantation

You will be based in one of our research institutes and have a dedicated supervisory team. This team typically includes a senior scientist and an academic clinician, who treats patients as well as conducting research. This ensures that the potential impact of your work on improving clinical care is a focus of your research.

    Training & Skills

    75% of Clinical Medicine research impact rated world leading.

    Research Excellence Framework 2014

    As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School.

    Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School

    Our Medical Sciences Graduate School is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. We can help and advise you on a variety of queries relating to your studies, funding or welfare.

    Our Research Student Development Programme supports and complements your research whilst developing your professional skills and confidence.

    You will make an on-going assessment of your own development and training needs through personal development planning (PDP) in the ePortfolio system. Our organised external events and development programme have been mapped against the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to help you identify how best to meet your training and development needs.

    Newcastle-Liverpool-Durham Doctoral Training Partnership

    The Newcastle-Liverpool-Durham Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and offers:

    • researchers the opportunity to address scientific biosciences questions
    • an exceptional programme of research training, emphasising the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology
    • the latest technologies and facilities to deliver world-class results

    Each year we award around 22 fully-funded studentships across the partnership on the following research themes:

    • Agriculture and Food Security
    • Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy
    • Bioscience for Health
    • World Class Underpinning Bioscience

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    Notes about fees for this course

    See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/medicine-surgery-mphil-phd-md/#fees&funding

    Entry requirements

    MPhil

    A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or medicine related subject.

    PhD

    A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Further research experience or a Master's degree would be advantageous.

    MD

    A MBBS, or an equivalent medical degree.

    International Students

    To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

    Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

    The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

    You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

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