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Ageing and Health (Taught)

Newcastle University
1 year
Master's degree
On campus
Newcastle upon Tyne
English
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Program description

Our Ageing and Health MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

This course is for students with a BSc in life sciences or another science discipline. It is also for intercalating and qualified MBBS or BDS students. You can study the course as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route to a PhD or MD.

The taught part of the course includes ageing and health specific content. You have the flexibility to select complementary modules and develop a bespoke course. You will also have training in general research principles, professional and key skills.

Your research project is the major element of the course. Your project involves 24 weeks of research in an area of ageing and health. Supervision is by expert academic researchers in your field of interest. Ageing and health is a competitive research area. Your studies will be mainly based in academia, though potentially in industry too.

Ageing and Health MRes is closely linked to a suite of MRes courses that you may also be interested in Animal Behaviour MRes; Biotechnology and Business Enterprise MRes; Cancer MRes; Cardiovascular Science in Health and Disease MRes; Diabetes MRes; Epidemiology MRes; Evolution and Human Behaviour MRes; Immunobiology MRes; Medical Genetics MRes; Medical Molecular Biosciences MRes; Mitochondrial Biology and Medicine MRes; Molecular Microbiology MRes; Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) MRes; Neuromuscular Diseases MRes; Neuroscience MRes; Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine MRes; Systems Biology MRes; Toxicology MRes; Translational Medicine and Therapeutics MRes; Transplantation MRes.

FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES GRADUATE SCHOOL: Our Medical Sciences Graduate School is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. We can help and advise you on a variety of queries relating to your studies, funding or welfare. Our Research Student Development Programme supports and complements your research whilst developing your professional skills and confidence. You will make an on-going assessment of your own development and training needs through personal development planning (PDP) in the ePortfolio system. Our organised external events and development course have been mapped against the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to help you identify how best to meet your training and development needs.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a world-class research and teaching university, ranked in the top 200 of the world’s best universities. We are proud to have been awarded Gold status by the UK government in the Teaching Excellence Framework in recognition of our provision of consistently outstanding teaching,...


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