Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Medicinal Plants and Functional Foods

This course focuses on the development cycle of medicinal plants and functional foods. Studies will range from identifying the plants in the field, to isolating the bioactive components in the laboratory and developing new medicines and nutritional foods. On this interdisciplinary course students will draw on expertise from schools across the University, including biology, chemistry, history, law and medicine.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science-based subject. Experience in a chemical/pharmaceutical laboratory or industry is desirable but not essential. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 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

School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Telephone number: 
0191 208 5175