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Improving the health of the population at Newcastle University

At Newcastle University, the Faculty of Medical Sciences are using their strengths in teaching and research to improve the health of the population. The faculty encourages collaborative working between scientists and clinicians and their research has a powerful and measurable impact on patients’ lives.


Why Newcastle University?

The Faculty of Medical Sciences is home to a world-leading collaboration of research scientists, engineers, medical doctors and teaching professionals. They excel in tackling challenges in health and healthcare.

As a faculty at the forefront of the translational medicine revolution, their primary aim is to turn scientific advances into direct benefits for patients.


Research at Newcastle University

Research in the Faculty of Medical Sciences is world-leading and focused across 20 themes within three research institutes:

•  Newcastle University Biosciences Institute
•  Newcastle University Translational and Clinical Research Institute
•  Newcastle University Population Health Sciences Institute.

Their themes provide vibrant research communities and drive their ambitious and innovative research and education.


What can I study?

Students from all over the world join the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University to study the wide range of Postgraduate Taught and Research Programmes, including their MRes suite.

Public Health and Health Services Research

•  Global Public Health MSc
•  Public Health MSc
•  Health Services Research MSc

Medical Education

•  Medical Education MMedEd
•  Physician Associate Studies MSc


•  Conscious Sedation in Dentistry PGDip
•  Orthodontics MSc
•  Restorative Dentistry MClinDent

Medical Sciences

•  Exercise Physiology MSc **New for 2020**
•  MRes Programmes in Medical Sciences – there are over 26 different options including:
      •  Ageing and Health MRes
      •  Cancer MRes
      •  Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine MRes
      •  Neuroscience MRes
      •  Toxicology MRes
      •  Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell MRes


•  Forensic Psychology MSc
•  Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc

There is a range of online learning, CPD and PG Cert programmes too. Full details are available at www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences-online/


New for September 2020: Exercise Physiology MSc

Their newest programme, Exercise Physiology MSc, studies the theory and conduct research relating to applied exercise physiology. Interactive modules designed with industry professionals to enable students to become reflective, responsible and independent exercise physiologists.

Students are exposed to key industry partners, such as Newcastle United, Newcastle Falcons and the NHS, enabling them to forge professional links to advance their future careers.

Sounds good, what are the next steps?

Students can apply to study by completing an online application on the portal. Applications are usually accepted throughout the year, until the end of July, however, please check the specific information on the course pages for the programme you are applying for.

If you are looking for a PhD, they do not require you to find a supervisor.


Intercalated Study

Medical and Dental students join for intercalated study at Newcastle University, recognised as a leader in research. They have state-of-the-art facilities for clinical research, developed in partnership with NHS trusts. This enriches professional development and gives you the opportunity to study a subject that interests you, as well as develop new perspectives on healthcare and healthcare research.

To join as an intercalating student you will need to have completed your third or fourth year of study. Please check the course pages as not all programmes offer this as a route.

Contact Details

To find out more or ask a question, please contact the faculty via their enquiries form.