The Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.
The course is designed for students with a BSc in the life sciences or another science discipline. It is also for intercalating and qualified MBBS or BDS students. You can study the course as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.
What you'll learn
The taught component of the course includes musculoskeletal ageing specific content. This content is delivered as a series of e-learning modules provided by Newcastle University and also the CIMA partner universities of Liverpool and Sheffield. You will also receive training in general research principles and in professional and key skills.
You will also receive:
- training in general research principles
- training in professional and key skills
- peer mentoring from current CIMA PhD students
Your research project is a major element of the course. Your project involves 24 weeks of research in an area of musculoskeletal ageing. Supervision is by expert academic researchers in your field of interest. You will also do a placement at either Liverpool University or Sheffield University. These universities are our academic partners in the Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) course.
Our MRes courses
Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) MRes is closely linked to a suite of MRes courses that you may also be interested in:
- Ageing and Health MRes
- Animal Behaviour MRes
- Biotechnology and Business Enterprise MRes
- Cancer MRes
- Cardiovascular Science in Health and Disease MRes
- Cell Signalling in Health and Disease MRes
- Diabetes MRes
- Epidemiology MRes
- Evolution and Human Behaviour MRes
- Immunobiology MRes
- Medical Genetics MRes
- Medical and Molecular Biosciences MRes
- Mitochondrial Biology and Medicine MRes
- Molecular Microbiology MRes
- Neuromuscular Diseases MRes
- Neuroscience MRes
- Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine MRes
- Systems Biology MRes
- Toxicology MRes
- Translational Medicine and Therapeutics MRes
- Transplantation MRes
Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School
Our Medical Sciences Graduate School is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. We can help and advise you on a variety of queries relating to your studies, funding or welfare.
Our Research Student Development Programme supports and complements your research whilst developing your professional skills and confidence.
You will make an on-going assessment of your own development and training needs through personal development planning (PDP) in the ePortfolio system. Our organised external events and development programme have been mapped against the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to help you identify how best to meet your training and development needs.
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Modules for 2017 entry
Modules for 2017 entry
You will take the following compulsory modules:
- MMB8099 Project
- MMB8100 Research Skills and Principles for the Biosciences
- CHS8008: Biology of Ageing (E-learning)
- MMB8041 Biology, Assessment and Maintenance of Skeletal Health (E-learning)
- MMB8042 Muscle in the Integrated Musculoskeletal System (E-learning)
- MMB8040 Principles of Human Nutrition: Relevance to Ageing (E-learning)
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.
Fees & Funding
Please contact the School for fee information.
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:
- a life science or related discipline
- or an MBBS/BDS degree with high grades
Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.
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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
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
The course starts in September**. There is no application closing date for this course.
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.
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.
**This course will run subject to minimum student numbers.
UK/EU students should contact:
Programme Co-ordinator (MRes)
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5379
International students wishing to discuss these opportunities may contact:
International Student Recruitment Officer
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4841