MPhil: minimum 12 months full time; minimum 24 months part time
PhD: minimum 36 months full time; minimum 72 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £4,320 - £13,500 part time £2,160 - £6,750
International: full time £14,180 - £23,360 part time fees
Fees vary according to the exact nature of the research project.
More information is available about tuition tees and discounts
MPhil and PhD supervision is normally available in the following areas:
In Medical Sciences our research focuses on translational medicine, from drug discovery and development to effective product commercialisation and process optimisation. Key areas are:
Biological, agricultural and environmental sciences:
In biological, agricultural and environmental sciences our research focuses on:
Further biomedical and biotechnological research is undertaken in:
Marine science and technology:
Our work has led to pioneering developments in developing novel antibiotics and omega 3 oils from plankton. We also explore the industrial applications of marine organisms such as the development of environmentally friendly antifouling coatings.
We have an international reputation for many areas of our research, which creates a dynamic environment for postgraduate study. Depending on your specific area of research, our Medical Sciences Graduate School or Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School will provide you with a comprehensive research training programme.
They have a thriving postgraduate research culture, with additional support for international students. The Graduate Schools also 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.
Candidates whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), 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.
Funded PhD positions are usually advertised on the Newcastle Biomedicine website (Medical Sciences)
International students – most international students obtain their funding from government or industry in their own country. Others have been funded through, for example, the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards scheme.
Excellent candidates may be eligible for the partial scholarship schemes advertised at: www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/international/finance/awards/uniawardsMore information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Applications for research degrees are considered throughout the year although specific deadlines for funding may apply. Depending on the specific area of your research, your application may be administered by the Medical Sciences Graduate School or the Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School.
There are three possible start dates for your research degree:
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.
For more information (Medical Sciences):
For more information (biology):
For more information (agricultural and environmental sciences):
For more information (marine science and technology):
This programme is within the subject area of Biotechnology