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Education (Clinical), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #152 (QS) Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Research in the School of Medical Education focuses on how we better understand and improve education within the classroom and clinical context. We especially welcome MPhil and PhD applications that are innovative and creative. Education (Clinical) course is offered at Newcastle University.
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Overview

You will be based within the School of Medical Education. You will have access to research teaching from the School and the Institute of Health and Society (IHS).

You will work with experienced researchers to develop a research proposal. Attendance at taught sessions will be in your first year of study and will be agreed between you and your supervisor, depending on the requirements of the research project. You are expected to undertake 40 hours of work per week if studying full-time, with an annual holiday entitlement of 35 days (including statutory and bank holidays).

Our research is focused on improving our knowledge and understanding of health professional education within classroom and clinical environments. By focusing on the processes of learning, teaching and innovation we add to existing academic knowledge within this field. The School also has a dedicated team for the development of research within and applied specifically to the MBBS programme.

Further information about our research and staff specialisms can be found on the School website.

Our Medical Sciences Graduate School has a thriving postgraduate research culture, with additional support for international students. We have an excellent record for timely PhD submission, provide training in professional/key skills and research techniques and support personal development.

Facilities

The School is located within the newly refurbished Ridley Building. You will have access to a dedicated Postgraduate Suite on campus with many computer clusters available too. We have extensive online access to journals and e-books, as well as a wide-range of medical and clinical education literature and education literature across two libraries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    There is no application closing date for this course, but specific deadlines for funding may apply.

  • 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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

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).

General Requirements

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.

English Language Requirements

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

Tuition Fee

UKFull time: £4,327 - £12,127Part time: £2,164 - £6,064EU

Full time: £4,327 - £12,127Part time: £2,164 - £6,064

International

Full time: £22,110 - £29,910

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

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/education-clinical-mphil-phd/?utm_source=referral-masters-portal&utm_medium=course-listing&utm_content=education-clinical-mphil-phd&utm_campaign=PG3PL-masters-portal#fees&funding

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