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 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.
The School of Medical Sciences Education Development 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.
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.
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 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.
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:
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 further information please contact:
Professor J A Spencer, Director of School Research
School of Medical Sciences Education Development
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5437
This programme is within the subject area of Education (Clinical).