MPhil: minimum 12 months full time; minimum 24 months part time
PhD: minimum 36 months full time; minimum 72 months part time
MD: normally 24 months full time; normally 48 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £4,320-£13,500 (MPhil; PhD; MD) part time £2,160-£6,750 (MPhil; PhD; MD)
International: full time £14,180-£23,360 (MPhil; PhD; MD) part time fees
Fees vary according to the exact nature of the research project.
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
MPhil, PhD and MD supervision is normally available in the following areas:
Biological mechanisms of ageing
Intrinsic cellular and molecular mechanisms and biomarkers of the ageing process.
Clinical studies of age-related diseases
Including experimental medicine and translation of basic science for patient benefits.
Ageing health and society
The social dimensions of population ageing and health care policy and provision.
Technology for an ageing population
Research and development of innovative assistive technologies to support independence and quality of life.
Nutrition and oral health
The role of nutritional factors in healthy ageing and the impacts of oral health.
Ethics, philosophy and engagement
Research on issues related to the ethics and principles underlying attempts to improve the quality of later life and involvement with older people and their representative organisations.
Postgraduate training involves two supervisors providing a breadth of expertise. In addition there are weekly seminars, journal clubs and research group discussions within the Institute.
Our Medical Sciences Graduate School also has a thriving postgraduate research culture, with additional support for international students. We have an excellent record for timely PhD submission, provide training in professional/key skills and research techniques, and support personal development.
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate area relevant to the proposed topic of research. Appropriate experience is desirable.
MD candidates need a MBBS, or equivalent medical degree.
Candidates whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can often 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.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Applications are considered throughout the year although specific deadlines for funding may apply. We encourage students to make informal approaches to potential supervisors prior to completing the University's application form. Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
There are three possible start dates for your research degree:
• 23 September 2013
• 6 January 2014
• or 28 April 2014
However, these dates are not mandatory and in some circumstances permission can be granted for alternative start dates.
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.
The student body is very supportive and they always have good activities for all the students and opportunities to socialise. This all makes studying here fun, and makes the challenge of learning something completely new a less stressful experience