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Genetics, PhD; MD, Ph. D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #141 (QS) ,
The Institute of Genetic Medicine brings together a strong team with an interest in clinical and developmental genetics. The Genetics, PhD; MD at the Newcastle University focuses on the causes of genetic disease at the molecular and cellular level and its treatment. Research areas include: genetic medicine, developmental genetics, neuromuscular and neurological genetics, mitochondrial.

About

With the Genetics, PhD; MD at the Newcastle University they use techniques of high-throughput genetic analyses to identify mechanisms where genetic variability between individuals contributes to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. We also use mouse, zebrafish and stem cell models to understand the ways in which particular gene families' genetic and environmental factors are involved in the normal and abnormal development of the heart and blood vessels.

  • the identification of genes that in isolation can cause neurological disorders
  • molecular mechanisms and treatment of neurometabolic disease
  • complex genetics of common neurological disorders including Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease
  • the genetics of epilepsy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: 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
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • investigation of the role of mitochondria in human disease
  • nuclear-mitochondrial interactions in disease
  • the inheritance of mitochondrial DNA heteroplasmy
  • mitochondrial function in stem cells
  • vesicoureteric reflux (VUR)
  • cystic renal disease
  • nephrolithiasis to study renal genetics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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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).

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

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22110 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22110 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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UK
  • Full time: £4,327 - 15,127
  • Part time: £2,164 - £7,564

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 560 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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