12 months full time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
UK and EU: full time £5,500
International: full time £15,490
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
The MRes in Diabetes is one of a suite of MRes programmes. The programme provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research in academia and industry. It is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences and is also suitable for graduates from other science disciplines and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. The MRes can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or act as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.
The programme enables you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry. If you register for an integrated MRes/PhD, MRes/MD or MRes/DDS you will be allocated projects that are relevant to your proposed PhD or MD, or DDS programme.
The MRes is a research-based qualification with a taught component that is of an equivalent standard to an MSc. It provides training in contemporary medical and molecular biosciences through subject-knowledge modules and professional and key skills training, and a 24-week laboratory-based research project.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science-related discipline, or a MBBS degree. Practical laboratory experience is desirable but not essential.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub-section, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.
International applicants require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
Funding information is provided on the MRes webpages.
BBSRC-sponsored PhD and integrated MRes/PhD studentships are being offered in a range of subject areas for 2012 entry. These studentships are normally for four years and include a tax-free maintenance grant of approximately £13,590 per year for UK students. EU students are eligible for a fees-only award. More information can be found on our Doctoral Training Partnership pages.More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
International students wishing to discuss these opportunities may contact:
Professor Steve Yeaman
Director of International Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7433
This programme is within the subject area of Medicine and Surgery.
There is a clear system at Newcastle University as to how a PhD should be studied for. I have been well advised by my supervisor on the progress I should be making at different times during the research and writing up periods.