The Transplantation MRes enables you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry. The MRes can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or provide an entry route onto a PhD or MD.
The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences and is also suitable for graduates from other science disciplines and intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students.
What you'll learn
There is a taught component with subject-specific content in the area of Transplantation. Subject-based modules provide a broad exposure to diverse aspects of transplantation, from clinical concepts to cutting edge scientific development. There will be a unique opportunity to gain insights into the speciality of transplantation sciences in the context of transplantation of haematopoietic stem cells, corneal/limbal stem cells and a variety of solid organs.
The modules aim to:
- provide sound understanding of the scientific basis underlying the therapeutic benefits and adverse effects of clinical transplants
- highlight the research areas where applications of immunology and cell biology can improve transplant outcome and patient wellbeing
- provide a view of bench to bedside translational links between scientific research and clinical practice
The course emphasises the clinical practice driven research, which prepares students for a future career in either medical practice or broad biomedical research.
Main topics covered include:
- transplantation immunology related to cellular and molecular basis of allogeneic immune responses, tolerance, immunosuppression
- the genetic and molecular basis of HLA system, non-HLA immunogenetics, histocompatibility, impact of HLA matching in choice of donor and transplant outcome
- transplantation pathology related to graft-versus-host disease following haematopoietic stem cell transplant, rejection following solid organ transplant, tissue damage and loss of graft function
- manipulation of haematopoietic stem cells for clinical use
- development of novel therapeutic strategies to aid improvement of clinical transplant outcome
It has the flexibility for you to develop your own bespoke course by choosing additional, complementary modules from a wide selection. You will also undertake training in general research principles and other professional and key skills.
The research project comprises the major element of the course. This project will involve 24 weeks’ carrying out research in the area of transplantation under the supervision of an expert academic researcher in the field.
Our MRes courses
Transplantation 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
- Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) MRes
- Neuromuscular Diseases MRes
- Neuroscience MRes
- Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine MRes
- Systems Biology MRes
- Toxicology MRes
- Translational Medicine and Therapeutics 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
- MMB8099 Project
- MMB8100 Research Skills and Principles for the Biosciences
- MMB8025 Transplantation Science
You will take 40 credits from the following modules:
- MMB8004 Ageing and Health
- MMB8003 The Biological Study of Behaviour
- MMB8015 Applied Immunobiology of Human Disease
- CSC8313 Bioinformatics Theory and Practice
- MEC8023 Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
- MMB8011 Biology of Ageing
- MMB8007 Cancer Studies
- MMB8037 Cardiovascular Science in Health and Disease
- MMB8008 Cell Cycle Control and Cell Signalling in Health and Disease
- MMB8009 Clinical Epidemiology
- MMB8010 The Biological Basis of Psychiatric Illness and its Treatment
- MMB8043 Comparative Cognition: Information Processing in Humans and Other Animals
- MMB8002 Current Research Trends in Musculoskeletal Disease
- MMB8031 Developmental Genetics
- MMB8035 Diabetes
- MMB8006 Drug Discovery and Development
- MMB8005 Experimental Medicine and Therapeutics
- MMB8030 Genetic Medicine
- MMB8014 Genetics of Common Disease
- HSC8057 Global Health
- MMB8038 Bioscience Research Development and Enterprise
- MMB8034 Mitochondrial Biology and Medicine
- MMB8016 Molecular Microbiology
- MMB8036 Neuromuscular Diseases: Bench to Bedside
- MMB8018 Research Methods in Protein Science
- MMB8019 Sensory Systems and Neuroimaging
- MMB8020 Scientific Basis of Neurological Disease
- MMB8022 Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
- MMB8033 Surgical Anatomy * (see note below)
- MMB8023 Systems Biology
- MMB8032 Toxicology
- MMB8044 Exercise in Health and Disease
*MMB8033 Surgical Anatomy. This module is only open to intercalating students. In the event of this module being oversubscribed, you will be selected on the basis of academic merit.
Some combinations of modules may not be available due to timetabling constraints. In exceptional circumstances the running of some modules may be determined by student demand.
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
The fees displayed here are per course.
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £21,000
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.