Medicine and Surgery MPhil; PhD; MD

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

Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £4,320-£13,500 (MPhil; PhD; MD) part time £2,160-£6,750 (MPhil; PhD; MD)
International: full time £14,890-£23,980

Fees may vary or be higher according to the exact nature of the research project.

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Research Areas 

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.

Research Degree Training and Skills Development

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.

+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.

MD
An MBBS, or an equivalent medical degree.

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 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.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

Funded PhD positions are usually advertised on 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.

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

For further information please contact:
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7002
E-mail: medpg-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Medicine and Surgery.