Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Biosciences

Our Biosciences MRes 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. This course is for science graduates with an interest in life sciences. It is also suitable for intercalating or qualified MBBS or BDS students. You can study it as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

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, but not essential. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need IELTS 6.5 (with 6.5 in all sub-sections), or equivalent. International applicants may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. This will need to be obtained before the applicant can get a visa or study on this programme. The ATAS requirement will be in the offer letter.

Course modules

Modules include: Research skills and principles for the biosciences; projectoptional modules. Optional modules: Ageing and health; the biological study of behaviour; applied ethology ; applied immunobiology of human disease; applying the 3 rs to in-vivo experimental techniques; bioinformatics theory and practice; biology of ageing; cancer studies; cardiovascular science in health and disease; cell cycle control and cell signalling in health and disease; clinical epidemiology; cognitive neuroscience; current research trends in musculoskeletal disease; developmental genetics; diabetes; drug discovery and development; experimental medicine and therapeutics; genetic medicine; genetics of common disease; medical biotechnology, enterprise and innovation in industrial bioscience; medical genomics; mitochondrial biology and medicine; molecular microbiology; nanomaterials in healthcare technologies; neuromuscular diseases: bench to bedside; protein structure and function; sensory systems; scientific basis of neurological disorders; stem cells and regenerative medicine; surgical anatomy; systems biology; toxicology; transplantation sciences.

Qualifications

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Director of International Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7433