Postgraduate

Molecular Microbiology MRes

Molecular Microbiology MRes

Full time: 12 months

Profile

The MRes is a research-based course with a taught component. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

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The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines, and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. It can be taken either 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 subject-specific content in the area of molecular microbiology. You have the flexibility to develop your own bespoke course by selecting additional, complementary modules. You will also participate in training in general research principles, and other professional and key skills.

A subject-based module in molecular microbiology focuses on how model organisms, representative of the diversity of the bacterial sub-kingdom, are helping to add clarity to central biological questions in bacteriology, such as the control and regulation of cell division and of gene expression.

Your project

Your research project comprises the major element of the course. This project will involve 24 weeks of research in an area of molecular microbiology under the supervision of an expert academic researcher in the field.

The course allows you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry.

Quality and Ranking

We rank in the top 100 for Medicine - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

Student profile

The highlight of my postgraduate experience has been getting to work on a project which I’m really interested in and that may have impacts in helping combat antibiotic resistance. It’s amazing that in less than four years I’ve been able to join a team which is doing research which could have real global impacts.

Emily's student profile
Emily M

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2019 entry

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 2020 entry will be available from the end of May 2020.

Fees & Funding

2019-2020 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.

MRes

UK

Full time: £7,410

EU

Full time: £7,410

International

Full time: £22,110

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 and 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • a life science or related discipline
  • or an MBBS/BDS degree

This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master's degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study.  

Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.

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.

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.

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

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.

You are NOT required to submit a research project proposal for MRes programmes in the Faculty of Medical Sciences as part of your online application.

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

UK/EU students should contact:
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Email: mres-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

International students wishing to discuss these opportunities may contact:
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Email: biomed-international-pg@ncl.ac.uk

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