Postgraduate

Agriculture MPhil, PhD

Agriculture MPhil, PhD

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

Profile

MPhil and PhD supervision covers a number of specific research topics supported by research active academic staff. Our broad range of research areas relate to food security, farming and rural development.

Agricultural research areas include:

Ecological agriculture

  • genes and physiological traits, eg resistance to crop pests and diseases
  • molecular-assisted selection and breeding methods
  • functional biodiversity for control of pest, disease and weed pressure

Food and human nutrition

Research on food quality including:

  • sensory evaluation
  • effects of agronomic and production environment on nutrient and phytochemical composition
  • consumer acceptability
  • physiological responses to diet

Integrated animal science

An internationally recognised centre of excellence in integrative animal science, drawing on fundamental research and applying it to areas of societal, industrial and policy importance. Our research primarily involves:

  • farm livestock, domesticated animal and wildlife applied research
  • integrated livestock system development and evaluation
  • animal behaviour, health and welfare
  • survival, health and efficiency of nutrient utilisation

Soils, plants and environment

  • soil ecology and the contribution of soil biodiversity to soil quality
  • interpretation of soil and landscape processes to improve understanding of recent and historical environmental change
  • land degradation processes and their control
  • water management in irrigated and dryland farming systems
  • plant environment interactions and their relationships to stress biology
  • physiological basis of crop yield and quality

Rural development in advanced economies

  • impact and implications of ‘local-global’ processes and relationships for rural areas
  • characteristics and performance of rural businesses and households
  • rural governance
  • demographic ageing and social change
  • living with environmental change

Food systems, consumption and marketing

  • consumer studies in food
  • risk and health
  • food supply chains and territorial development
  • international political economy of food and agriculture

Science and technology studies in food and environment

  • controversies in food and environment
  • politics of biosecurity

Research themes

All of these research areas are covered by a number of research themes in the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. Through the themes you can read about research projects, academic staff profiles and publications:

We offer a number of different routes to a research degree qualification, including full-time and part-time supervised research projects. We attract postgraduates via non-traditional routes, including mature students and part-time postgraduates undertaking study as part of their continuing professional development. Off-campus (split) research is also offered, which enables you to conduct trials in conditions appropriate to your research programme.

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Data based on responses from 65 UK, EU and International postgraduate leavers (2011/12, 2012/13) studying in the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. See more about what our graduates do.

Related Degrees

  • Agricultural and Environmental Science MSc

    This course gives you an understanding of how agriculture interacts with the environment. There is an emphasis on sustainability and the ecological consequences of unsound management. It gives you the skills for a career related to sustainability in farming systems, environmental management or rural development.

  • Food and Rural Development Research MSc

    The Food and Rural Development Research MSc is designed to provide high quality training for those interested in a research career focusing on food social science, rural development and rural sociology. The research focus makes the course ideal if you are interested in gaining a Master's qualification and then continuing on to a PhD.

All related programmes

Training & Skills

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme, doctoral training centres and Research Student Support Team.

Researcher Development Programme

Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme aims to help you develop the skills and experience that the UK Research Councils expect you to have, or to develop, during your research degree.

Our programme will help you to:

  • complete a training needs analysis, so that you know what your current skills are and where you need help and development
  • use your training needs analysis to create your personal development plan
  • identify appropriate workshops or other events that will help you most and best address your development needs
  • gain the personal and professional key skills development for the successful completion of your research degree

Postgraduate Research Student Support

Our award winning Research Student Support Team is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. The team can help and advise you on a variety of issues from registration to producing your transcripts.

IAPETUS Natural Environment Research Council Doctoral Training

IAPETUS is a partnership that joins the leading research universities of Newcastle, Durham, Glasgow, St Andrews and Stirling together with the British Geological Survey and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, in a united approach to doctoral research and training the next generation of leaders in the science of the natural environment.

IAPETUS is a multidisciplinary Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), funded and accredited by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), offering PhD students a world-class environment in which to study. This includes:

  • fully-funded PhD studentships
  • supervision and support from academics and researchers who are world-leaders in their field
  • tailored training and development programmes
  • placements and internship opportunities
  • high-quality laboratories, facilities and resources

IAPETUS doctoral research projects available to study at Newcastle.

Fees & Funding

2016-2017 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

MPhil, PhD

UK/EU

Full time: £4,495 - £9,955
Part time: £2,250 - £4,980

International

Full time: £16,100 - £21,560

You can read more about our tuition fees and discounts available.

Fee ranges

Our fee range takes into account your research topic and resource requirements.

Your research topic is unique and as such will have unique resource requirements. Resources could include specialist equipment, such as laboratory/workshop access, or technical staff.

If your research involves accessing specialist resources then you're likely to pay a higher fee. You'll discuss the exact nature of your research project with your supervisor(s). You'll find out the fee in your offer letter.

Funding opportunities

Funding for UK/EU students Number of awards Value of awards
PhD studentship: Mathematical modelling in Animal/Veterinary Science: Macro mineral digestion and metabolism in livestock

1

100% tuition fees at UK/EU rate plus £16,557 (with Industrial Enhancement)

Non EU students Number of awards Value of awards
Newcastle University Overseas Research Scholarship (NUORS)

Tuition fee scholarships of typically £7,500 - £11,500 per year. The award covers the difference between fees for UK/EU students and international students.

Our students/graduates Number of awards Value of awards
20% Alumni Tuition Fee Discount

Discount varies by level of tuition fee.

All Students Number of awards Value of awards
PhD Studentship in School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development – WebGIS and Mobile Technology to Enable Precision Viticulture in the US Viticulture Industry

1

100% UK/EU fees plus a stipend of £13794.  Travel and costs associated with US trips will also be paid from project funds.  International applicants must pay the difference between UK/EU and international fees.

Five PhD Studentships- Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI)

5

100% tuition fees at UK/EU rate plus an annual stipend of £14,296.  Successful non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

Our students/graduates Number of awards Value of awards
20% Alumni Tuition Fee Discount

Discount varies by level of tuition fee.

Capstaff PhD Scholarship

1

A scholarship award of £20,218 to contribute towards tuition fees and living expenses for a one year duration of PhD study at California San Diego (UCSD).

UK/EU students Number of awards Value of awards
Master’s Scholarships 2016-17 – School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

6

Scholarships of £12,000 payable towards UK/EU fees and maintenance.

Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) MRes - Bursaries

Not specified

Awards of up to £3,000

Humanities and Social Science Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships

Up to 35 scholarships

£2,000 tuition fee discount

Postgraduate Master’s Loan Scheme

Maximum of £10,000

PhD in Marine Science and Technology - Shipping Exhaust Gas Emission Modelling, Indexing and Regulation

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid. £13,726 living expenses per year.

PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials: Novel composite molten salt/ceramic membranes for selective separation of harmful gases from air

1

A full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for the duration of your PhD and an annual stipend of £14,057 (2015/16).  A partial award covers fees at the UK/EU rate only.

Disabled Students' Allowances

Varies

PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering - Chemical Looping using Novel Perovskite-type Oxy-carriers for Hydrogen Production

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid. £14,057 living expenses per year.

PhD Studentship in Marine Science & technology - Modelling and Simulation for Sustainable Marine Engineering Systems

1

Home Tuition Fees will be covered plus you will receive an annual stipend of £14,057 for 3.5 years.

Professional and Career Development Loans

Varies

PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials: Novel materials for hydrogen production via chemical looping

1

A full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for the duration and an annual stipend of £14,057 (2015/16).  A partial award covers fees at the UK/EU rate only. 

PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials: Catalysis: state of the art nanoparticles for environmental reaction engineering

1

A full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for the duration and an annual stipend of £14,057 (2015/16).  A partial award covers fees at the UK/EU rate only. 

PhD Studentship - Next Generation Monitoring for Enhanced Asset Management

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid plus a minimum of £14,047 with a top up possible up to a maximum of £18,000 per annum living expenses (eligibility criteria apply). 

Arthritis Research UK Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis Centre of Excellence Programme

12

100% UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend at Research Councils UK (RCUK) rates.  Also, research expenses, general training funds, travel and meeting costs.

PhD in Civil Engineering and Geosciences - iBUILD: Innovative business models from smart infrastructure systems

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid.  £13,863 living expenses per year.

PhD in Civil Engineering and Geosciences - Understanding the relationship between value, business model and the engineering of infrastructure projects

1

You may be entitled to a full or partial award.  A full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £13,863. A partial award covers fees at the UK/EU rate only.

PhD in Civil Engineering and Geosciences - iBUILD: Valuing Infrastructure Resilience

1

Candidates need to meet EPSRC eligibility criteria for EPSRC DTA awards.  A full award includes an annual stipend of £13,863 (2015-16).

PhD in Environmental Engineering - Assessing Tertiary Treatment Technologies for Reducing Antibiotic Resistance Genes Abundance and Diversity in Domestic Wastewater Treatment Effluents

1

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £13,863 (2015-16).  

PhD in School of Chemistry - Imaging and electrochemical investigation of biomolecules using scanning probe microscopy

1

100% tuition fees plus a £14,057 p.a. stipend (RCUK stipend level).

PhD in School of Chemistry - Advanced Materials for Redox Flow Batteries

1

100% tuition fees plus a £14,057 p.a. stipend (based on RCUK stipend levels).

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering ICASE PhD Studentship - Decarbonisation of the Chemical Industry through the deployment of Virtual Power Plants

1

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for the four year during plus an annual stipend of £14,057 per year.

PhD studentship: Mathematical modelling in Animal/Veterinary Science: Macro mineral digestion and metabolism in livestock

1

100% tuition fees at UK/EU rate plus £16,557 (with Industrial Enhancement)

PhD Studentship in Chemistry - Kynurenine Pathway Enzymes as Targets for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatric Disorders

1

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend (£14,057)

PhD Studentship in Chemistry - “Drugging the Undruggable” - Developing Computational Methods Suitable for Using Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs) as Medicinal Chemistry Targets

1

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend (£14,057).

PhD Studentship in Chemistry - Improving the Accuracy of High Throughput Computational Free Energy Methods for Drug Discovery

1

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend (£14,057 in 2015) in line with RCUK rates.

NERC DREAM (Data, Risk and Environmental Analytical Methods) PhD CDT Studentship

2

100% tuition fees (UK/EU rate), plus an annual tax-free maintenance grant at UK Research Councils’ national minimum rate, which in 2015/16 is £14,057.

EPSRC PhD Studentships – Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UK students – 4 studentships
Non-UK EU students – 1 studentship

100% of UK/EU tuition fees.
UK students – annual tax-free stipend (living allowances) of £20,000.
Non-UK/EU students - annual tax-free stipend (living allowances) of £15,000.

PhD studentship in Cancer Research - Novel Therapeutic Targets in Oesophageal and Junctional Adenocarcinomas: Amplified Tyrosine Kinases and Key Signal Transduction Proteins

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees and annual living expenses of £14,000.

Greek Gateway to Newcastle Scholarship (2016-17)

1

Up to £2,500 payable towards living expenses.

PhD Studentship in Civil Engineering and Geosciences - Transportation embankments and cuttings: design of innovative solutions to tackle the 21st century challenges of climate change and ageing

1

An annual stipend is approximately £17,000 per year (depending on how you meet the EPSRC’s eligibility criteria).  Funding is available for UK and EU citizens.

PhD Studentship in Civil Engineering and Geosciences - New drilling methods for ground source heat pumps

1

An annual stipend is approximately £17,000 per year (depending on how you meet the EPSRC’s eligibility criteria).  Funding is available for UK and EU citizens. 

Media, Culture, Heritage PhD Studentship – Maurice Broomfield goes digital: curating and interpreting institutional photographic archives in the digital realm

1

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual maintenance grant (which for 2016/17 is £14,296) plus an extra £550 per year CDP allowance. 

Alzheimer’s Society PhD Studentship in Epidemiology or Medical Statistics: The impact of cognitive lifestyle on the ageing brain

1

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate plus an annual stipend of £15,000 (2016-17).

The Clyde Higgs Postgraduate Scholarship 2016/17

5

An award of £5,000 is available for home students.

Hodcroft Larsen Postgraduate Bursary for Female Engineers - 2016 Entry

Up to 2.

£3,000

The Elsie Jeffery Memorial Bursary 2016

1

£1,000

EPSRC and Siemens Rail Automation Industrial Conversion Computer Science PhD Studentship on Theories, Techniques and Tools for Engineering Complex Railway Systems Consisting of Mixed Signalling Areas

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and an annual stipend of £19.000 (2016/17) per year.

PhD in Civil Engineering and Geosciences – Monitoring and Assessment of Masonry Arch Bridges

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,057 (full award).

Joy Welch Educational Charitable Trust Postgraduate Bursary 2016/17 Entry

2

£3000

PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

1

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £14,296 (2016/17, depending on how you meet the EPSRC’s eligibility criteria.  A partial award covers fees at the UK/EU rate only. 

Subsea UK Award 2016 Entry

1

£8,000

PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials - Developing Ionic Electrolytes for Electrochemical Energy Storage Application

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £14,296.  Depending on how you meet the EPSRC’s eligibility criteriaa full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.

Newcastle University Business School Enterprise and Innovation Scholarship 2016-17

Up to 2

£3,000 payable towards tuition fees.

International (Non EU) students Number of awards Value of awards
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape - Postgraduate International Scholarship Scheme

Not specified

£2,000 tuition fee scholarships

International Family Discounts (IFD)

10% of the tuition fee per year.

Fulbright Scholarships

Varies

British Marshall Scholarships

40

Varies

Joint Newcastle University UKEAS Taiwan Postgraduate Scholarship

1

The scholarship will have a value of £2,000, payable towards tuition fees.

Newcastle University Overseas Research Scholarship (NUORS)

Tuition fee scholarships of typically £7,500 - £11,500 per year. The award covers the difference between fees for UK/EU students and international students.

Newcastle University International Postgraduate Scholarship (NUIPS)

£2,000 payable towards tuition fees

Newcastle University Brazil Scholarships

3

£5,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Newcastle University China Scholarship

1

£2,600 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Newcastle University East Africa Scholarship

1

£3,500 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Newcastle University East Asia Scholarships

2

£2,600 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Newcastle University Ghana Scholarships

2

£3,500 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Newcastle University Middle East North Africa (MENA) Scholarships

3

£4,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees

Newcastle University Nigeria Postgraduate Scholarships

3

£5,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Newcastle University Postgraduate USA and Canada Scholarships

3

£2,500 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Newcastle University Pakistan Scholarships

2

£4,500 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Newcastle University Russia Scholarships

2

 £2,500 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Newcastle University Turkey Scholarships

2

£5,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Newcastle University India Scholarships

8

£3,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Newcastle University Brunei Scholarships

3

£3,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees

Newcastle University Indonesia Scholarships

3

£3,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees

Newcastle University Malaysia Scholarships

3

£3,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees

Newcastle University Singapore Scholarships

3

£3,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees

Newcastle University Thailand Scholarships

3

£3,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees

Newcastle University Vietnam Scholarships

3

£3,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees

Newcastle – Santander Business Scholarships

3

£5,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees

Newcastle-Santander Central Scholarships

5

£5,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Country-specific Scholarships

Varies.

International Masters' Excellence Scholarships (Medical Sciences)

£1,500

Newcastle University GREAT India Scholarships

4 Newcastle University - British Council GREAT Scholarships:

• 1 awarded to a student studying in the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE)
• 1 awarded to a student studying in the  Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS)
• 1 awarded to a student studying in the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS)
• 1 awarded to a student studying in any of the three faculties

£5,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

All students Number of awards Value of awards
Five PhD Studentships- Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI)

5

100% tuition fees at UK/EU rate plus an annual stipend of £14,296.  Successful non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

Synthetic Organic Chemistry PhD Studentship - Total Synthesis of New Polyketide Natural Product Antibiotic for the Treatment of ESKAPE Infections

1

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend at the Research Council UK rate (£14,296 2016/17). Successful non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

PhD Studentship in Controlled Metal-ion Assembly Using Modified Nucleic Acids: Towards Designer Materials

1

100% tuition fees paid at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend at Research Council UK rate (£14,296 2016/17).  Successful non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

Research Excellence Academy PhD Studentships in English Literature and Creative Writing

6

Each studentship includes the UK/EU rate of tuition fee and £14,296 living expenses per year (2016-17 Research Council’s UK rate).

Clinical Research Funding - various

Varies

Health Education England Bursaries (Physician Associate Studies, PGDip)

20 awards for 2016 entry

£15,000 bursary (£7,500 per year). The Bursary is paid as a tuition fee discount direct to the University.

MSc and MRes Urban Energy Technology and Policy - Full Fees Scholarship Awards

Urban Energy Technology and Policy, MSc - 1UK/EU fee paying student; 1non-EU international fee paying student. Urban Energy Technology and Policy, MRes - 1UK/EU fee paying student; 1non-EU international fee paying student.

100% of tuition fees paid.

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering - MSc Scholarships

Not specified

UK/EU students - £500 scholarship; non-EU international students - £1,500 scholarship 

School and Research Institute Studentships, Bursaries and Scholarships

Varies

Business Excellence Scholarships

Tuition fees scholarships from £2,000 - £5,000.

MBA Business Excellence Scholarships

Tuition fee scholarships of £6,000 - £10,0000.

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Instalments
2% Tuition Fee Discount

2% off annual tuition fee

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

Varies

Varies.

Sir Mark Waller Postgraduate Law Scholarships

6 for international students, 2 for home/EU students.

Full and partial (£2,500-£3,000) tuition fee scholarships.

Charities and Trusts

Varies

Allergy Module Funding

Varies

The Crown Estate Bursaries - MSc Marine Technology Education Consortium (MTEC)

9

Partial tuition fee bursaries of £3,600.

Employer Sponsorship

Varies

FindAMasters.com and FindAPhD.com Postgraduate Scholarships

1x £5,000 PhD scholarship
1x £5,000 Masters scholarship
4x £500 scholarships

£12,000 across six awards.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

Varies

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries

15

£500 payable towards tuition fees.

Teacher Training (PGCE programmes)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGDip Bursaries

£2,000

Robinson Bequest Scholarships
PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials: A novel modelling framework for more efficient downstream biologics manufacturing

1

Depending on how you meet the EPSRC’s eligibility criteria, a full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for the three-year duration of your PhD and an annual stipend of £14,057 (2015/16).  A partial award covers fees at the UK/EU rate only. 

Newcastle-Santander Latin America Scholarships

2

£5,000 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

School of Mathematics and Statistics - PhD in Adaptive Treatment and Robust Control

1

100% tuition fees plus an annual stipend of £13,863 (2015-16).

Santander Scholarships

Varies.

PhD Studentship in Clinical Exercise Physiology - The role of residual beta-cell function on glycaemic and vascular outcomes with exercise in people with diabetes

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,057. Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

The North of England P and I Association Limited (NEPIA) Studentship

1

£2500

PhD studentship in Northern Institute for Cancer Research – Role of Retrotransposons in hepatocellular carcinoma origin and progression – potential biomarker and therapeutic target?

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,296.  Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

PhD studentship in Cancer Research - New therapeutics for adult acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,296. Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

PhD Studentship in Cancer Research - Development of a Novel Ex Vivo Prostate Cancer Culture Model using Fresh Surgical Biopsies to Determine Patient Response to Therapeutic Agents

1

100% of UK/EU fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,296.  Also, a research training support grant of £5000 per year.  Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

PhD Studentship in Cancer Research - Characterisation of protein kinases as therapeutic targets and clinically relevant biomarkers in prostate cancer

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,296.  Successful international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

PhD Studentship in Cellular Medicine - Mitochondrial epigenetics; a molecular link between ageing and age-related disease

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,296.  Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

PhD Studentship in Cardiology and Cell Biology – Understanding the role of cardiomyocyte senescence and cardiac regeneration in ischaemic reperfusion injury

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,296.  Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

PhD Studentship in Law

1

100% full-time tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and living expenses at Research Council UK rates, currently £14,296, per year.

PhD Studentship in School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development – WebGIS and Mobile Technology to Enable Precision Viticulture in the US Viticulture Industry

1

100% UK/EU fees plus a stipend of £13794.  Travel and costs associated with US trips will also be paid from project funds.  International applicants must pay the difference between UK/EU and international fees.

PhD Studentship in Cell and Molecular Biosciences - The effects of cigarette smoke on airway smooth muscle function

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,296. International candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

PhD Studentship in Cell and Molecular Biosciences - Identifying the Crosstalk between Autophagy and Circadian proteins in control of lipid metabolism

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,296.   A research training support grant of £5000 per year is also provided. Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

Research Excellence Academy and Faculty PhD studentships - Medical Sciences

Up to 20 awards

Up to £1.4 million in Research Excellence Academy and Faculty PhD studentships is being offered in Medical Sciences. Each studentship includes the payment of UK/EU tuition fees and annual living expenses of £14,296. Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

MA Scholarships in the School of Modern Languages

Each Scholarship includes the UK/EU rate of tuition fee and £4,000 living expenses.

MLitt Scholarships in the School of Modern Languages

2

Each Scholarship includes the UK/EU rate of tuition fee and £10,000 living expenses.

PhD Studentship in the Institute of Neuroscience – Self-organization of retinal neurons: from developmental growth rules to realistic morphologies and connectivity

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,296.   Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

Postgraduate Masters Scholarships in Geography, Sociology and Politics

up to 12

Full and partial tuition fee scholarships at the UK/EU rate.

PhD Studentship in Biomedical Engineering – Determining Causes of Failure in Artificial Knee Joints

1

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £14,196 (2015-16).  Publish Now

David Goldman PhD studentship in Innovation and Enterprise

1

100% tuition fees paid at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend (living expenses) equal to that provided by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (estimated rate of £13,590 in 2016/17). 

Whitaker MMus Scholarship

1

100% tuition fees at UK/EU rate.  Successful international candidates will be required to fund the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees. 

Whitaker Doctoral (PhD) Studentship

1

100% tuition fees at UK/EU rate plus £10,000 living expenses per annum for three years with additional (paid) teaching experience built into the programme of doctoral study. 

Successful international candidates will be required to fund the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees.

PhD Studentships in Cell and Molecular Biosciences - Mechanistic understanding of cell wall biosynthesis to combat antimicrobial resistance

2

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,296. Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

PhD Studentship - Do age-associated B-cells contribute to the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis?

1

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expense of £14,296.  Also significant additional funding to cover research expenses, general training, travel and meeting costs.  

Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

EngD Studentship in Civil Engineering and Geosciences - Bioengineering metaldehyde removal in water treatment through a deeper understanding of biological mechanisms

1

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate plus an annual stipend of £19,000 rising to £20,000 with an additional EPSRC fixed travel and subsistence budget.

PhD in Mathematics and Statistics - Complex geometry from an operator-theoretic viewpoint

1

100% tuition fees, a tax-free stipend of £13,863 p.a. (2014/15 level), a desktop computer, and £1,500 travel allowance.

PhD School of Mathematics and Statistics – Adaptive Treatment and Robust Control

1

100% tuition fees, a tax-free stipend of £13,863 p.a. (2014/15 level), a desktop computer, and £1,500 travel allowance.

PhD School of Chemistry – Broadband Rotational Spectroscopy

1

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend at RCUK rate (£14,057 2015/16).  Successful non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

PhD Studentship in School of Chemistry – Probing Femtosecond Dynamics with Core Hole Spectroscopy: Theoretical Approach

1

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend at RCUK rate (£14,057 2015/16).  Successful non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

Dyson PhD Studentship in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University

2

100% tuition fees plus £19,500 per year tax-free stipend.

Charles Letts Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship 2016/17 entry

5

Up to £1,500

Sport Scholarships

Varies

£500 - £10,000

CASE PhD Studentship on Analysis and Verification of Security Data for ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) Devices

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100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and an annual stipend of £14296 with £3700 top-up per year and budget for travels and IoT devices.

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

We usually expect research experience and/or a postgraduate qualification, such as a MRes or MSc, for PhD study. Please contact us if you are in any doubt.

International students

If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5.

You must also read our English language requirements, including:

  • all minimum sub scores you must have
  • other English language tests we accept
  • extra English language support

Academic qualifications that we accept from your country to meet our entry requirements are listed on your country page.

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

You should get in touch about our research degrees before you apply. You can find a research supervisor from the Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School.

Interview

You'll be invited for an interview as part of the application process. The supervisor will arrange this with you.

Start dates

The course starts in September, but we consider January and April start dates on an individual basis. 

There is no application closing date for this course, but specific deadlines for funding may apply.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

John Gowing
Director of Postgraduate Research
School of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8488
Email: afrd-pg@ncl.ac.uk