Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Ageing and Health

This is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science discipline or an MBBS/BDS degree with high grades. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.5 overall and for each sub-section), or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: Ageing and health and/or biology of ageing; research skills and principles for the biosciences; research project. Optional modules include: Applied ethology; applied immunobiology of human disease; applying the 3 Rs to in-vivo experimental techniques; bioinformatics theory and practice; the biological basis of psychiatric illness and its treatment; comparative cognition (information processing in humans and other animals); the biological study of behaviour; biomaterials and tissue engineering; bioscience research development and enterprise; cancer studies; cardiovascular science in health and disease; cell cycle control and cell signalling in health and disease; clinical epidemiology; current research trends in musculoskeletal disease; developmental genetics; diabetes; drug discovery and development; experimental medicine and therapeutics; genetic medicine; genetics of common disease; global health; mitochondrial biology and medicine; molecular microbiology; neuromuscular diseases (bench to bedside); research methods in protein science; sensory systems; scientific basis of neurological disorders; stem cells and regenerative medicine; surgical anatomy; systems biology; toxicology; transplantation sciences. Modules might change at year of entry.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Director of International Postgraduate Studies
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7433