MPhil: minimum 12 months full time; minimum 24 months part time
PhD: minimum 36 months full time; minimum 72 months part time
MD: normally 24 months full time; normally 48 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £4,320-£13,500 (MPhil; PhD; MD) part time £2,160-£6,750 (MPhil; PhD; MD)
International: full time £14,180-£23,360
MPhil, PhD, MD supervision is normally available in the following areas: anaesthesia; care of the elderly; child health; critical care; dermatology; diabetes; ENT (ear, nose and throat); liver; musculoskeletal disease; oncology; ophthalmology; neuroscience; primary care; psychiatry; renal medicine/urology; reproductive medicine; and respiratory and cardiac medicine.
You will be based in one of our research institutes and have a dedicated supervisory team. This team typically includes a senior scientist and an academic clinician who treats patients as well as having research expertise. This ensures that the potential impact your work can have on improving clinical care is kept at the forefront of your research.
We have an international reputation for many areas of our research, which creates a dynamic environment for postgraduate study. In addition to subject-specific research training, 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.
MPhil – an upper-second-class Honours degree, or equivalent in a science/medical-related subject.
PhD - an upper-second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a science/medical-related subject or an MBBS degree, plus normally further research experience and/or a further qualification such as an MRes.
MD – an MB BS, or equivalent medical degree, together with appropriate experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can often 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 Newcastle Biomedicine website.scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
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.