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Ageing PhD, MD, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #141 (QS) ,
The range of research topics for our Ageing PhD and MD at the Newcastle University is diverse. They include: biology of ageing; age-related diseases; ageing health and society; technology; nutrition and oral health; and ethics.

About

Increased life expectancy is one of the most notable human achievements of the last century. We are living longer, and our quality of life depends on healthy ageing. Older people are at increased risk of disease and disability. This can seriously affect their quality of life and impact on their families. This is why Ageing PhD and MD at the Newcastle University is important for us all.

MPhil, PhD and MD supervision is normally available in the following areas:

Biological mechanisms of ageing

  • Intrinsic cellular and molecular mechanisms and biomarkers of the ageing process.

Clinical studies of age-related diseases

  • Experimental medicine and translation of basic science for patient benefits.

Ageing health and society

  • The social dimensions of population ageing, and health care policy and provision.

Technology for an ageing population

  • Research and development of innovative assistive technologies to support independence and quality of life.

Nutrition and oral health

  • The role of nutritional factors in healthy ageing and the impacts of oral health.

Ethics, philosophy and engagement

  • Ethics and principles underlying attempts to improve the quality of later life.  This includes working with older people and their representative organisations.

Pharmacy

  • Our new School of Pharmacy has scientists and clinicians working together on all aspects of pharmaceutical sciences and clinical pharmacy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • We invite applications throughout the year, although specific deadlines for funding may apply. See Programme information online for full details.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Targeting Biosynthetic and Regulatory Pathways of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis as Novel Drug Targets
  • Design, Synthesis and Target Identification of Novel Anti-Tubercular Agents
  • Activity-Based Chemical Probes for the Profiling of Cytochrome P450s
  • Development of Novel Silanediol HDAC Inhibitors for the Treatment of Cancer

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

MPhil
  • A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or medicine related subject.
PhD
  • A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Further research experience or a master’s degree would be advantageous.
MD
  • A MBBS, or an equivalent medical degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    32910 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32910 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    4350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4350 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
The fees given above are indicative only. The standard fee will be confirmed in Spring 2019 by UKRI. 

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 560 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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