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Ageing and Health, MRes

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About Ageing and Health, MRes - at Newcastle University

Our Ageing and Health MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

This course is for students with a BSc in life sciences or another science discipline. It is also for intercalating and qualified MBBS or BDS students. You can study the course as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route to a PhD or MD.

What You'll Learn

The taught part of the course includes ageing and health specific content. You have the flexibility to select complementary modules and develop a bespoke course. You will also have training in general research principles, professional and key skills.

Your research project is the major element of the course. Your project involves 24 weeks of research in an area of ageing and health. Supervision is by expert academic researchers in your field of interest.

Your development

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 course have been mapped against the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to help you identify how best to meet your training and development needs.

Ageing and Health MRes is closely linked to a suite of MRes courses. See course information for full details.

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 course have been mapped against the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to help you identify how best to meet your training and development needs.

    How to Apply

    You are NOT required to submit a research project proposal for MRes programmes in the Faculty of Medical Sciences as part of your online application.

    Start dates

    The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

    We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

    DepositIf you live outside the UK/EU you must:

    • pay a deposit of £1,500
    • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

    The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but we will deduct it from your tuition fees when you register.

    Notes about fees for this course

    See our course-specific Fees and Funding page.

    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.

    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.

    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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