What will I learn?

The MRes is a research-based course with a taught component. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines, and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. It can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

What you'll learn

The taught component of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of toxicology. You have the flexibility to develop your own bespoke course by selecting additional, complementary modules. You will also participate in training in general research principles, and other professional and key skills.

The subject-based modules give a broad understanding in toxicology, from basic concepts and molecular mechanisms to a review of target organ toxicities, pre-clinical and clinical pharmaceutical toxicology testing. They provide a broad overview of toxicology as it is applied in the pharmaceutical industries.

Your project

Your research project comprises the major element of the course. This project will involve 24 weeks of research in an area of toxicology under the supervision of an expert academic researcher in the field.

The course allows you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£23,400.00 (US$ 30,954) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a four-year bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA ranging from 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.0 (admissions criteria will vary depending on which course they are applying to).

For international students

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: a life science or related discipline or an MBBS/BDS degree. This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master's degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background. English Language Requirements - IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, and 6.0 in all other sub-skills); TOEFL 90 overall (with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking, and 17 in writing); Pearsons 62 overall (with a minimum of 51 in all sub-skills).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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