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Microbiology

Newcastle University

Master
12 months
Duration
23200 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
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About

World-class microbiological research takes place in Newcastle in medical sciences, biological sciences, and civil engineering and geosciences. THe Microbiology programme from Newcastle University welcome MPhil, PhD and MD research proposals in all three of these fields. We are well funded and this creates a vibrant and dynamic environment for postgraduate study.

Overview

The Microbiology programme from Newcastle University offer MPhil, PhD and MD 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. Other research interests 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

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 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.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • You will receive a tailored package of support from the University to ensure you maximise your research and future career. There are also opportunities to undertake your research at Newcastle within a Doctoral Training Centre, Centre for Doctoral Training or Doctoral Training Partnership.
  • It supports 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 programme have been mapped against the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to help you identify how best to meet your training and development needs.

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.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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

  • International

    23200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

UK/EU

  • Full time: £4,407 - £15,607
  • Part time: £2,203.50 - £7,803.50

International

  • Full time: £23,200 - £34,400

Funding

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