Systems Biology, M.Res.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17935
    Tuition (Year)
    6000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Systems Biology 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.
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  • Key facts
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  • Fees and funding

About

The MRes is a research-based qualification with a taught component that is of an equivalent standard to an MSc. It provides training in contemporary medical and molecular biosciences through three subject-knowledge modules related to and including those in systems biology, professional and key skills training, and a 24-week laboratory-based research project. The programme enables you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry. If you register for an integrated MRes/PhD, MRes/MD or MRes/DDS you will be allocated projects that are relevant to your proposed PhD or MD, or DDS programme.

Subject-based modules 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.

The taught component of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of systems biology. 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.

Subject-based modules aim to develop a new generation of creative, innovative scientists and engineers, whose expertise spans the biological and physical domains. It introduces you to systems biology approaches that enable you to understand and manipulate complex biological systems, particularly the vulnerability of such systems to stress.

Your research project comprises the major element of the course. This project will involve 24 weeks of research in an area of systems biology 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.aim to develop a new generation of creative, innovative scientists and engineers, whose expertise spans the biological and physical domains. It introduces engineers, computing, mathematical and life scientists to systems biology approaches that enable them to understand and manipulate complex biological systems, particularly the vulnerability of such systems to stress.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, Newcastle University is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Newcastle University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project
  • Research Skills and Principles for the Biosciences
  • Ageing and Health
  • The Biological Study of Behaviour
  • Applied Ethology
  • Applied Immunobiology of Human Disease
  • Applying the Three Rs to In-Vivo Experimental Techniques
  • Bioinformatics Theory and Practice
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Biology of Ageing
  • Cancer Studies

Detailed Programme Facts

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    There is no application closing date for this course. They 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.

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science discipline, or an MBBS degree with high grades. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, but not essential.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all other sub-skills).

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17935 International
  • GBP 6000 EU/EEA

Funding

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