Postgraduate

Research Training PGCert

Research Training PGCert

Full time: 9 months, part time: 21 months

Profile

This course equips you with the knowledge, understanding, skills and aptitudes to undertake advanced research. This includes doctoral research in the social sciences, arts and humanities, or in either the public or private sector.

The qualification meets the learning outcomes at Certificate level in the national higher education qualifications framework.

This Research Training PGCert is delivered at faculty level in an interdisciplinary environment and is relevant to students from a wide range of disciplines.

It is also open to international students in the second or third year of PhD courses in their own country who want to study abroad for a minimum of six months.

Modules

Modules for 2017 entry

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You will take optional modules to a value of 40 credits from the following:

AND

OR

Social Science PhD students take the first option, whereas PhD students from the arts and humanities may choose either option.

Module changes

Module changes

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

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

PGCert

UK

Full time: £2,400
Part time: £1,200

EU

Full time: £2,400
Part time: £1,200

International

Full time: £5,400

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.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any social science or arts and humanities discipline.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower qualifications and relevant experience.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

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

Start dates

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.

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

Dr Robin Humphrey
Director of Postgraduate Research Training Programme
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6763
Email: robin.humphrey@ncl.ac.uk