Microbiology (Medical Sciences), Ph. D. | Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Microbiology (Medical Sciences)

36 months
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29800 GBP/year
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Within this Microbiology (Medical Sciences) MPhil, PhD, MD programme from Newcastle University you'll explore microbiology research in medical sciences.

Overview

The Microbiology (Medical Sciences) MPhil, PhD, MD programme from Newcastle University supervision in:

Medical sciences

The Centre of Bacterial Cell Biology researches fundamental aspects of the cell biology and biochemistry of bacteria, providing scientific insights crucial for the discovery and development of new antibiotics, as well as providing solutions to a huge range of industrial and environmental problems.

Biological sciences

The Applied and Environmental Microbiology Group researches:

  • microbial biology in a range of habitats
  • discovery of natural products, eg antibiotics
  • reduction of food spoilage
  • production of biofuels, bioremediation of polluted environments
  • pathogens and host–pathogen interactions in a range of diseases including those in plants and coral reefs

Civil engineering and geosciences

The multidisciplinary research of Civil Engineering and Geosciences contributes fundamental advances in:

  • microbial ecology
  • environmental microbiology
  • environmental engineering and Earth systems
  • biogeochemistry
  • microbiological aspects of engineered and natural environments
  • anaerobic crude oil degradation in petroleum reservoirs
  • engineered biological treatment systems
  • the microbial ecology of climatically significant processes such as methane cycling

Our research involves collaboration with mathematicians and modellers to develop underlying methods and theories that unite fundamental and applied aspects of the microbiology of environmental engineering and Earth systems. We have particular expertise in linking measured geochemical processes directly to the size and diversity of the microbial communities that mediate them.

A number of successful spin off companies have been created by staff. For example, Demuris Ltd is a drug discovery company that develops novel therapeutics, including new antibiotics that will combat the threat from emerging diseases and the rise of antibiotic resistance. This is testimony to our intellectual and innovative capacity, and our ability to translate biosciences research to the industrial setting.

In addition to subject-specific research training, our Medical Sciences Graduate School and 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. You are encouraged to present your work in Newcastle and at scientific meetings.

Facilities

Our research is supported by a wide range of facilities, allowing a broad range of research to be explored from nanotechnology to whole cell function. Specialist facilities include:

  • TIRF and SIM-TIRF microscopy
  • systems for 4-D Real time fluorescence imaging with focal locking systems
  • flow cytometry with cell sorting
  • x-ray crystallography
  • a microbiology containment level 3 suite

Other equipment includes:

  • high performance liquid chromatography
  • stop-flow UV-VIS fluorescence spectroscopy
  • facilities for electron microscopy, DNA sequencing, microarray analyses and proteomics

We also have a suite of licenced controlled environment rooms for growing transgenic plants and for housing quarantine invertebrate pests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chromosome replication and segregation
  • Transcription and translation
  • Protein structure, function and engineering
  • Cell envelope, growth and division
  • Synthetic biology, development and gene regulation
  • Bacterium-host interactions

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There is no application closing date for this course. We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts.

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.

  • To obtain additional information about the program, we kindly suggest that you visit the programme website, where you can find further details and relevant resources.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29800 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • International students Full time: £29,800 - £43,000

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Microbiology (Medical Sciences).

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Provided by university
Grant
4000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships
Merit-based

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Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
2000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Opportunity Scholarships
Merit-based

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Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
2000 GBP
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
Charles Letts Memorial Scholarship
Need-based

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Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

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Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Full Support for Tuition and Costs of Living- PhD Scholarship at the University of Essex
Merit-based

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Junhua Li
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jun 2024
GREAT Scholarship
Merit-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
29 Feb 2024
Voice Talent Online Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Voice Talent Online
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
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