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4829F - Transplantation MRes

Transplantation MRes

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2021

Explore a broad exposure to diverse aspects of transplantation.

Overview

You'll develop your own bespoke course with our broad range of taught modules. You'll then have a 24-week research project.

Research is the foundation of our teaching. Course content changes to reflect:

  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback

Transplantation is a competitive research area. You'll work in academia but may also have opportunities in industry.

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What you'll learn

You'll study subject-specific content in medical genetics research. You'll add to these modules from a broad range of complementary options. You'll also have training in general research principles, professional and key skills.

You'll gain insight into the speciality of transplantation sciences in the context of:

  • transplantation of haematopoietic stem cells
  • corneal/limbal stem cells
  • a variety of solid organs

The modules aim to:

  • provide an understanding of the scientific basis of therapeutic benefits of clinical transplants
  • provide an understanding of the adverse effects of clinical transplants
  • highlight research areas where immunology and cell biology can improve transplant outcomes for patients
  • provide a view of translational links between scientific research and clinical practice

You'll explore clinical practice-driven research. This will prepare you for a future career in either medical practice or broad biomedical research.

The 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, the 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

Your 24-week research project comprises the major element of the course. You'll receive supervision from an expert academic researcher in the field.

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.

How you'll learn

Your development

You'll develop a range of research and practical laboratory skills.

Your future

This MRes can be a pathway for a career in scientific research in academia and industry. It is also excellent preparation for a PhD.

Careers

Graduates from the Faculty of Medical Sciences MRes at Newcastle have undertaken a wide range of roles. This includes:

  • project manager
  • research associate
  • associate consultant
  • senior analysts
  • research scientist
  • Marie Curie early stage researcher
  • clinical research associate
  • medical information and patient safety executive
  • medical writer
  • medical doctor
  • research laboratory technician
  • sales representative
  • immunology development manager

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

You'll work in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. This is part of our city-centre campus.

The Faculty is also home to:

  • dentistry
  • medicine
  • psychology
  • pharmacy

It is on the same site as Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary hospital. We are one of the largest integrated teaching/hospital complexes in the country.

Our facilities include:

  • individual research laboratories where students carry out their projects
  • a dedicated medical library with a wide range of specialist books and journals
  • hi-tech computer clusters and study spaces
  • dedicated facilities for a range of key bioscience applications. This includes flow cytometry, bioinformatics, imaging, genomics and proteomics

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply



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UK students should contact:
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Email: mres-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

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Faculty of Medical Sciences
Email: biomed-international-pg@ncl.ac.uk

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