Many students obtain sponsorship from funding bodies, charities and industry.
We provided details of funding opportunities below. Funding opportunities are also advertised on our postgraduate funding database and our current students can find support on the Graduate School website.
Funding for UK and EU StudentsFunding for UK and EU Students
UK and EU students seeking funding normally apply for our advertised studentships, many of which are funded by UK Research councils.
The Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) offers studentships through a partnership between Newcastle University, Liverpool University and Durham University.
UK students may be entitled to a Professional and Career Development Loan.
Funding for International StudentsFunding for International Students
International students may receive funding from their own government. The University also offers a discount on tuition fees for relatives of international students.
See other funding schemes open to international students.
MRes FundingMRes Funding
The majority of students are self-funded. However, there is funding available from a range of different sources if you meet the criteria attached to the funding.
Northern Institute for Cancer Research Scholarships, Bursaries and Studentships
The Northern Institute for Cancer Research has a number of competitive scholarships, bursaries and studentships for which students who register on the MRes in Cancer Programme are eligible.
Funded research student opportunities can be found in the postgraduate funding database. Applications are taken until the studentship is filled, unless a specific closing date is identified so early application is advised.
International students are usually not eligible for these studentships (fees are normally paid at the UK/EU rate). International students may apply for projects in related areas or for other research available. There are University and external international scholarships available for some of our programmes.
Opportunities are also available to study on our one year full-time MRes or MSc courses.
MSc Clinical and Health Sciences with Molecular Pathology BursariesMSc Clinical and Health Sciences with Molecular Pathology Bursaries
For 2019/20, UK student bursaries (max value of £8,040 per student) are available to contribute to the MSc programme tuition fee for the Clinical and Health Sciences with Molecular Pathology programme. These sponsored places are available through the MRC/EPSRC-funded Newcastle Molecular Pathology Node. Applicants must begin the course in September 2019 and complete the full MSc.
The Node is one of six in the UK and is an exciting partnership between Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals (NUTH) Foundation Trust to drive advances in Molecular Pathology and bring research back into the heart of pathology laboratories. It is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in response to the MRC Molecular Pathology Review.
How to apply
You can apply for a bursary at the same time that you apply for a place on the MSc programme on our Online Application Portal. Your personal statement should include the following information:
- The importance of molecular pathology in modern healthcare (maximum 500 words)
- Your reasons and motivation for wanting to undertake this programme
- How successfully completing the programme will assist your personal and professional development
- What are the likely patient and/or organisation benefits that will result from you successfully completing the programme?
If you are applying for funding, please submit your application by Friday, 7th June 2019. You will be notified of the outcome by Friday, 28th June 2019. If you have any queries on this process, please contact us.
Terms and conditions
- Applicants who are successfully awarded funding must study both of the two molecular pathology-specific modules in their first year of study.
- Applicants who are successfully awarded funding will be required to contribute to course evaluation. This may include an interview on completion of the course.
Alumni tuition fee discount
There is a 20% fees discount for UK, EU and international students who have previously studied at Newcastle and meet the terms and conditions of the Discount. Find out more on our Postgraduate website.
The University website also has lots of helpful information on locating and securing funding for your studies.