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Training the future leaders in translational and clinical research.

We have a vibrant postgraduate research community spanning higher degrees over MPhil, MD and PhD programmes.

These programmes are administered and supported by our Faculty Graduate School and University Doctoral College.

Joining our Institute for your postgraduate studies, you will develop research that furthers our understanding of human disease, improving outcomes for patients in our city, our region and worldwide.  Our aims are to then translate the knowledge we gain in the lab into new diagnostic tests and treatments which can be evaluated in clinical studies and trials.

I have greatly enjoyed doing my PhD in the TCRI at Newcastle University. The institute has provided a constant, high level of support for my research and has afforded me many opportunities to gain additional skills and experiences.

Michael, 3rd year PhD candidate, TCRI.


We currently support a vibrant community of around 250 postgraduate students. All students benefit from our:

  • world-class biomedical and clinical facilities
  • co-working relationships with local NHS trusts
  • support for clinicians, dentists and allied health professionals via our clinical academic office
  • comprehensive training programmes in research and career development 

As a postgraduate researcher you will receive dedicated academic supervision and mentorship through the duration of your research programme. Your studies will be supported by the TCRI PGR Team.



Our postgraduate researchers are offered the opportunity to develop knowledge and a range of skills which align to the UK Researcher Development Framework. Teaching and demonstrating opportunities are also available.

Throughout the academic year, our Institute delivers a diverse seminar programme hosted across our Research Themes, which include local, national and international speakers. We also provide numerous opportunities for our postgraduate researchers to present their own work at these events, as well as at the NE Postgraduate Conference and our annual research conference – NUTCRI LIVE!

Attendance at scientific conferences across the globe is strongly encouraged and supported by the FMS Travel Scholarship.