Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Molecular Microbiology

The programme provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research in academia and industry. The programme is a research-based qualification with a taught component that is of an equivalent standard to an MSc. It provides training in contemporary medical and molecular biosciences through subject-knowledge modules related to and including medical microbiology, professional and key skills training and a 24-week laboratory-based research project.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science discipline, or an MBBS degree with high grades; practical laboratory experience is desirable, but not essential; applicants whose 1st language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-sections) or equivalent; international applicants require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.

Course modules

Modules include: Molecular microbiology; research skills and principles for the biosciences; project. Optional modules: ageing and health; 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; biology of ageing; 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; medical technology innovation; molecular microbiology; 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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 14,320 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Medical Sciences Graduate School (UK/EU Students)
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7002