Education (Clinical) MPhil; PhD

MPhil: minimum 12 months full time; minimum 24 months part time
PhD: minimum 36 months full time; minimum 72 months part time

Fees

Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £4,320-£10,950 part time £2,160-£5,475
International: full time £14,890-£21,455 part time fees

Fees vary according to the exact nature of the research project.

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Research Areas

The School of Medical Education in the Faculty of Medical Sciences works collaboratively with other institutes and schools in the University to offer research degree opportunities in the field of education related to the health care sector.

Studies undertaken by previous research students have included:
Patterns of change in professional roles and responsibilities; interprofessional learning and working; development of a learning culture; stakeholder perspectives on health care education; workforce change in health and social care; and education about patient safety.

Current research interests and activity include:
Development of professional knowledge within the work-place; the role of the patient in medical education; evaluation of educational interventions including the use of learning technologies; feedback for teachers and learners; and doctor-patient communication.

Research Degree Training and Development

Our Medical Sciences Graduate School 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.

+Entrance Requirements

MPhil
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or medicine related subject.

PhD
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, plus further research experience and/or a further qualification such as an MRes.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, 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

Funded PhD positions are usually advertised on the funding database and the Newcastle Biomedicine website.

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

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

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

Applications are considered throughout the year although specific deadlines for funding may apply. Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

There are three possible start dates for your research degree:

  • 6 January 2014
  • 28 April 2014
  • 22 September 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.

+Further Information

Dr Jane Stewart
Director of School Research
School of Medical Education
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4524
Email: jane.stewart@ncl.ac.uk

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Education (Clinical).