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Biotechnology

Newcastle University

36 months
Duration
35500 GBP/year
15607 GBP/year
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About

Research in Biotechnology at Newcastle University spans the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) and the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE). We invite proposals for MPhil and PhD projects in biotechnology across the fields of medical sciences, biological, agricultural and environmental sciences, and marine science and technology.

Overview

We offer MPhil and PhD supervision in the following research areas:

Medical sciences

In medical sciences our research focuses on translational medicine, from drug discovery and development to effective product commercialisation and process optimisation. Our key areas are:

  • the development of drugs for the treatment of cancer and psychiatric disorders
  • novel antibiotic innovation
  • design and development of integrated electrochemical and bio-microelectromechanical (bio-MEMS) sensors for application to point-of-care diagnosis of disease processes and sensor technologies for real-time, high content intracellular analysis using polymer-based nanosensor systems
Biological, agricultural and environmental sciences

In biological, agricultural and environmental sciences our research focuses on:

  • the search and discovery of commercially significant natural products
  • the production of crops with novel traits
  • the fundamental role played by micro-organisms in the turnover of pollutants and the production of high value novel compounds, including pharmaceuticals and pesticides.
Marine science and technology

Our work has led to pioneering advancements in developing novel antibiotics and omega-3 oils from plankton. We also explore the industrial applications of marine organisms such as the development of environmentally friendly antifouling coatings.

Research Degree Training and Skills Development

Depending on your specific area of research, our Medical Sciences Graduate School or Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School will provide you with a comprehensive research training programme. This includes training in professional skills and research techniques, and support for personal development. They each have a thriving postgraduate research culture, with additional support for international students.

Programme Structure

See Modules tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We suggest international students apply at least two months before.

Delivered

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 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

HomeFull time: £4,407 - £15,607*

Part time: £2,203.50 - £7,803.50*

International

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.

Funding

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