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8300F-92 - Ageing MPhil, PhD, MD

Ageing MPhil, PhD, MD

Start in: September 2021

The range of research topics for our Ageing MPhil, PhD and MD programmes is diverse. We accept proposals from many areas related to ageing and age-related health.

Overview

Within the MPhil, MD and PhD Ageing, areas of exploration include:

  • biology of ageing
  • age-related diseases
  • ageing health and society
  • technology
  • nutrition and oral health
  • ethics

Increased life expectancy has changed a lot in the last century. We are living longer, and our quality of life depends on healthy ageing. Older people are at increased risk of disease and disability. This can affect their quality of life and impact their families. Newcastle's research and treatment of our ageing population is important for us all.

MPhil, PhD and MD supervision is available in the following areas:

  • Biological mechanisms of ageing. Intrinsic cellular and molecular mechanisms and biomarkers of the ageing process.
  • Clinical studies of age-related diseases. Experimental medicine and translation of basic science for patient benefits.
  • Ageing health and society. The social dimensions of population ageing, and health care policy and provision.
  • Technology for an ageing population. Research and development of innovative assistive technologies. They exist to support independence and quality of life.
  • Nutrition and oral health. The role of nutritional factors in healthy ageing and the impacts of oral health.
  • Ethics, philosophy and engagement. Ethics and principles underlying attempts to improve the quality of later life. This includes working with older people and their representative organisations.

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Qualifications explained

Find out about the different qualification options for this course.

How you'll learn

Your development

Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) researcher development programme 

Each faculty offers a researcher development programme for its postgraduate research students. We have designed your programme to help you:

  • perform better as a researcher
  • boost your career prospects
  • broaden your impact

Through workshops and activities, it will build your transferable skills and increase your confidence.

You’ll cover:

  • techniques for effective research
  • methods for better collaborative working
  • essential professional standards and requirements

Your programme is flexible. You can adapt it to meet your changing needs as you progress through your doctorate.

Find out more about the FMS researcher development programme

Doctoral training and partnerships

There are opportunities to undertake your PhD at Newcastle within a:

  • Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)
  • Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Being part of a CDT or DTP has many benefits:

  • they combine research expertise and training of a number of leading universities, academic schools and academics.
  • you’ll study alongside a cohort of other PhD students
  • they’re often interdisciplinary
  • your PhD will normally be funded

Find out more about doctoral training and partnerships

If there are currently opportunities available in your subject area you’ll find them when you search for funding in the fees and funding section on this course.

The following centres/partnerships below may have PhD opportunities available in your subject area in the future:

Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

You have access to a wide range of facilities dedicated to ageing research. This is within the Campus for Ageing and Vitality.

The Faculty of Medical Sciences also brings together ageing research from across the University.

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.

Find out more about:

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

Search for funding

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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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Applications for 2022/23
You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021


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Medical Sciences Graduate School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7002
Email: medpg-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

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