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8020F-10 - Microbiology (Biological Sciences) MPhil, PhD

Microbiology (Biological Sciences) MPhil, PhD

Explore microbiology research in biological sciences.

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Overview

Microbiology is a well-funded research area at Newcastle University. This creates a vibrant and dynamic environment for postgraduate study.

In biological sciences, our Applied and Environmental Microbiology group researches:

  • microbial biology in a range of habitats
  • discovery of natural products, eg antibiotics
  • reduction of food spoilage
  • production of biofuels, bioremediation of polluted environments
  • pathogens and host-pathogen interactions in a range of diseases. This includes those in plants and coral reefs

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Qualifications explained

Find out about the different qualification options for this course.

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How you'll learn

Your development

We have a thriving postgraduate research culture. We have specialist support for international students. You'll present your work in Newcastle and at scientific meetings.

Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) 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 SAgE 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 may 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:

Your future

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

We develop our research with a range of facilities. This allows us to explore a broad range of research. We explore many topics, from nanotechnology to whole-cell function. Specialist facilities include:

  • TIRF and SIM-TIRF microscopy
  • systems for 4-D real-time fluorescence imaging with focal locking systems
  • flow cytometry with cell sorting
  • x-ray crystallography
  • a microbiology containment level 3 suite

Other equipment includes:

  • high-performance liquid chromatography
  • stop-flow UV-VIS fluorescence spectroscopy
  • facilities for electron microscopy, DNA sequencing, microarray analyses and proteomics

We have a suite of licenced controlled environment rooms. We use these for growing transgenic plants and for housing quarantine invertebrate pests.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 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

Find funding available for your course

Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply



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  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Nikki Morton
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Email: n.j.morton@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 191 208 4848

 

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