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About

The Genetics programme from Newcastle University brings together a strong team with an interest in clinical and developmental genetics. Our research focuses on the causes of genetic disease at the molecular and cellular level and its treatment. 

Overview

Research areas include: genetic medicine, developmental genetics, neuromuscular and neurological genetics, mitochondrial genetics and cardiovascular genetics.

As a research postgraduate of the Genetics programme from Newcastle University, you will be a member of our thriving research community. The Institute is located in Newcastle’s Life Science Centre. You will work alongside a number of research, clinical and educational organisations, including the Northern Genetics Service.

Quality and Ranking

We rank in the top 100 for Medicine - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

Research areas

Find out more about the research areas. We offer supervision for MPhil, PhD and MD in the following research areas:

Cancer genetics and genome instability

Our research includes:
  • a major clinical trial for chemoprevention of colon cancer
  • genetic analyses of neuroblastoma susceptibility
  • research into Wilms Tumour (a childhood kidney cancer)
  • studies on cell cycle regulation and genome instability

Cardiovascular genetics and development

We 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.

Complex disease and quantitative genetics

We work on large-scale studies into the genetic basis of common diseases with complex genetic causes, for example autoimmune disease, complex cardiovascular traits and renal disorders. We are also developing novel statistical methods and tools for analysing this genetic data.

Our Research

75% of Clinical Medicine research impact rated world leading. Research Excellence Framework 2014

Developmental genetics

We study genes known (or suspected to be) involved in malformations found in newborn babies. These include genes involved in normal and abnormal development of the face, brain, heart, muscle and kidney system. Our research includes the use of knockout mice and zebrafish as laboratory models.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cancer genetics and genome instability
  • Cardiovascular genetics and development
  • Complex disease and quantitative genetics
  • Developmental genetics
  • Gene expression and regulation in normal development and disease

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

MPhil

  • A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or medicine related subject.

PhD

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

MD

  • A MBBS, or an equivalent medical degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.

International

  • Full time: £26,100 - £37,900

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

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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