12 months full time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £5,500
International: full time £14,750
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This MSc programme is designed to provide you with a broad education in diverse areas of medical sciences.
You will gain an understanding of the principles and practices that underpin contemporary medical sciences and biomedicine.
The programme is suitable for graduates with a background in biomedical sciences, medicine or dentistry and for graduates from more varied backgrounds who require a conversion course that will allow them to acquire expertise and specialist knowledge in different areas of medical sciences.
A major strength of the programme is its clinical and translational nature. You will acquire knowledge and develop understanding of aspects of medical sciences research practice and relevant legal, ethical and safety considerations.
The knowledge and skills acquired will be relevant to a wide range of careers, including those in the health sector, academia and industry for which a Masters' level education is desirable or essential. The programme is also an excellent preparation for a higher level research degree.
Embedded in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, taught subject focused modules are delivered over two semesters by a mixture of scientists and clinicians with expertise in their specialist areas.
In the third semester you work exclusively on your selected dissertation. You will experience:
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent in a science or related discipline or a degree in medicine or dentistry.
Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5 for each sub-section, 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.
More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
You can also register your interest in this programme, by using our on-line form.
The programme begins at the end of September and applications are accepted at any time of year up until the closing dates.
International students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place. UK and EU graduates are encouraged to apply before the end of July. Under exceptional circumstances applications may be reviewed at the discretion of the MSc Medical Sciences Degree Programme Director.
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.
When completing the online application form, please enter ‘MSc Medical Sciences’ as the search term for the programme of study.
To register your interest in this MSc programme, please use our on-line form.
For further programme-related information, prospective UK/EU students should contact the Degree Programme Director:
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 246 4417
For further programme-related information, prospective international students should contact:
Professor Steve J Yeaman
Director of International Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 7433
This programme is within the subject area of Biosciences.