Ageing and Health MRes

12 months full time

Fees

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.

Programme Overview

An MRes is a research-based qualification with a taught component that is of an equivalent standard to an MSc. 

The MRes in Ageing and Health 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.

+Modules

The programme provides training in contemporary medical and molecular biosciences through three subject-knowledge modules in, or related to:

  • ageing and health
  • professional and key skills training
  • a 24-week laboratory-based research project.

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.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science, medical or related discipline, is preferred. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential.

Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 both overall and for each sub-section), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent. 

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

Funding information is provided on the MRes webpages.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

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.

+Further Information

For further information:
UK/EU students should contact:
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7002
Fax: +44 (0)191 208 7038
E-mail: medpg-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

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
Email: biomed-international-pg@ncl.ac.uk

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Ageing.

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