Ph. D. On Campus

Ageing PhD, MD

Newcastle University

36 months
35500 EUR/year
15607 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The range of research topics for our Ageing PhD, 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.


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 Newcastle's research and treatment of our ageing population is important for us all.

Key facts:

Ageing PhD, MD at the Newcastle University 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.

Programme Structure

See Training and Skills tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We invite applications throughout the year, although specific deadlines for funding may apply. See Programme information online for full details.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Further research experience or a master’s degree would be advantageous.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35500 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • National

    15607 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15607 EUR per year during 36 months.

HomeFull time: £4,407 - £15,607*

Part time: £2,203.50 - £7,803.50*


Full time: £24,000–£35,500

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

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


See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Propsectus.

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