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.
An MRes is a research-based qualification with a taught component that is of an equivalent standard to an MSc.
The MRes in Animal Behaviour is one of a suite of MRes programmes. It 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 provides training in contemporary biosciences through three subject-knowledge modules in or related to:
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 core module on the biological study of behaviour introduces the central questions related to animal behaviour research (adaptive consequences, proximate mechanisms, development, and evolutionary history) and the research methods associated with each.
Research-led seminars, delivered by members of Newcastle University's Centre for Behaviour and Evolution, form a significant part of the programme and cover a wide range of taxa (insects to humans), topics (olfaction to cooperation), and methodologies.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or related discipline. We will also consider applicants with a good MBBS degree. Practical laboratory experience is beneficial, but not essential.
Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 for 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.
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.
For further information:
UK/EU students should contact:
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7002
Fax: +44 (0)191 208 7038
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 Biological Sciences.