POSTGRADUATE GUIDE 2022 - Newcastle University

 
POSTGRADUATE GUIDE 2022 - Newcastle University
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                                                                                                            Quayside

                                                Engineering                                                                    UNESCO site Hadrian’s Wall

                                                                Newcastle University Arches
                                                                                                      Old Quadrangle

                                                   Medicine

                            Metro access throughout the city   Postgraduate accommodation     Urban Sciences Building                    Stan Calvert Cup

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       CONTENTS
         WE ARE NEWCASTLE                   6

         STUDY WITH US                      8

         OUR CITY                           10

         FUNDING                            12

         YOUR CAREER                        14

         CAREERS SUPPORT                    16

         LIVING WITH US                     18

         SUPPORTING YOU                     20

         OUR FACILITIES                     22

         TAUGHT MASTERS’ COURSES            24

         TEACHING EXCELLENCE                26

         APPLY FOR A TAUGHT MASTER’S        28

         RESEARCH DEGREES                   30

         RESEARCH EXCELLENCE                32

         YOUR RESEARCH JOURNEY              34

         ENGLISH LANGUAGE                   36

         INTO NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY          38
                                                                                                          Although most Covid-19 restrictions for England lifted in
         FIND YOUR DEGREE                   40
                                                 Ready to reimagine your future? Sign up at ncl.ac.uk/    July 2021, we know how quickly things can change. If the
                                                 pgdiscover to find out about postgraduate study and      public health situation deteriorates and restrictions need to
                                                                                                          tighten, our Outbreak Response Plan and the steps we’ve
         DISCLAIMERS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS   76   get the latest updates, including how you can meet       put in place will make sure our students have a safe and
                                                 us at our virtual and physical events and Open Days.     fulfilling university experience. ncl.ac.uk/study/covid-19
         LOCATION AND LANDMARKS             78

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 WE ARE NEWCASTLE                                                                                                    Top       2                                       GLOBAL PRESENCE

                                                                                                                     most targeted
                                          Top 5 in the UK for                                                        University
                                      graduate entrepreneurship                                                      in the UK by Times Top 100 Employers

    STRONG
                                   (based on start-up turnover and external investment in HE-BCI Survey 2019-2020)

                                                                                                                       INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
 EMPLOYER LINKS
                                  G LO BA L TO P
                                                                                          TOP
                                                                                                                                                             with campuses in the UK, Singapore and Malaysia

                                    15O 20
        with multinational                                                                                                                                  and almost a quarter of a million worldwide alumni
      businesses, including

                                                                                                                         28K              140

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       Siemens, PwC, FDM,
       Enterprise and IBM
                                                                                                                         STUDENTS        COUNTRIES                   TOP                       AWA R D E D

 RANKED

 16         th
                                 U N I V E R S I T Y
                                  (QS World University Rankings 2022)
                              (Times Higher World University Rankings 2022)

                                 AWA R D E D
                                                                                         IN THE WORLD

                                                                                                                     UNIVERSITY REPUTATION
                                                                                                                                                              2O
                                                                                                                                                            UK UNIVERSITY

                                 5
                                                                                       for Sustainable               AWA R D E D                            (Times Higher Education World            QS Stars for

                                                                                                                              5+
                                                                                          Cities and                                                           University Rankings 2022)           Teaching (2021)
 in the UK for global                          QS Stars for Student                     Communities
 research power (REF 2014)                     Employability (2021)                   (THE Impact Rankings 2021)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                 TOP
                                                                                         student city
 Top 10                                                                                   in the UK
                                                                                     (QS Best Student Cities 2022)   QS Stars for Excellence
                                                                                                                     (2021)
                                                                                                                                                             Russell Group
                                                                                                                                                                A FOUNDING MEMBER
                                                                                                                                                                                            IN EUROPE FOR TEACHING
                                                                                                                                                                                                  EXCELLENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                             (Times Higher Education Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Teaching Rankings 2019)

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       STUDY WITH US
       Whatever drives you to study a postgraduate degree, we can help you
       achieve your dreams.

       Why choose postgraduate study?                            Graduates in demand: awarded 5 QS Stars
                                                                 for Student Employability (2021), many of our
       A postgraduate qualification can help you                 programmes are shaped by our strong links
       stand out in a crowded jobs market, it can                with national and international businesses,
       boost your employment prospects*, or provide              including our Principal Partner, Siemens.
       the accreditation you need for success in                 Selected courses are also developed and
       your industry.                                            accredited by professional organisations.
       It can also be the first step as you change careers,      Student life: Newcastle is one of the UK’s
       the opportunity to become a specialist in your            favourite student cities. Explore the social life,
       field, or the chance to contribute knowledge and          culture, history and architectural beauty of this
       research that helps make a difference in the world.       cosmopolitan capital of the North East from our
       Why choose Newcastle?                                     city-centre campus location.

       A founding member of the prestigious Russell              Outstanding support: we’ll help you reach your
       Group of world-class, research-intensive UK               full potential, personally and professionally via
       universities, excellence comes as standard at             study support services and our dedicated health,
       Newcastle. Our diverse community welcomes                 wellbeing and student support teams. Take the
       students from all backgrounds to be part of               next step in your career with guidance from our
       our legacy of pioneering learning, teaching               award-winning Careers Service.
       and research.                                             For a sustainable future: join a global leader of
       World-class teaching: world-leading experts and           sustainable development – we are ranked 15th in
       top academics at the forefront of their discipline will   the world in the Times Higher Education Impact
       inspire you – our teaching is 5 star (QS Stars 2021).     Rankings 2021.

       World-leading research: ranked 16th in the
                                                                 * GOV.UK Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2021
       world for research power**, the vast majority of          ** Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 (next REF
       our research is world leading or internationally              results are due in 2022)
       excellent – so your studies will be informed by
       our pioneering work.

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OUR CITY
Vibrant and exciting, Newcastle is a city
of bright lights and welcoming people, rich
in heritage, alive with ideas and dreams.

Our safe city is known for the warmth of its welcome.
A cosmopolitan place with a big personality – one in
six people here is a student.

As one of the UK’s top 10 student cities*, Newcastle’s
eclectic mix of restaurants, theatre and music venues,
bars and clubs can rival any European city.

And, because it’s also one of the UK’s most affordable
cities**, with a low cost of living, low student rents, and
a Metro rail service that’s easy on the pocket, you can
spend your money on the things you love.

A special place
Newcastle is home to glorious green spaces and striking
places – from the stunning Quayside where the city’s iconic               Grey's Monument                                      Quayside
bridges span the River Tyne, to colourful China Town and
Grainger Town with its beautiful Georgian architecture.

From our city-centre campus, explore a thriving multicultural
arts and culture scene and discover the history, shopping,
and sport that are so integral to our identity. Or leave the
city behind for a coastline of award-winning beaches
and beautiful countryside, including the UNESCO World
Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall.

Stay connected
Fast road and rail links keep Newcastle well connected to
cities across the UK, and London is less than three hours
away by train. Direct flights from Newcastle to multiple
worldwide destinations mean home is never far away.

*Top 10 student city in the UK (QS Best Student Cities 2022)
**Top 10 city for affordability in the UK (QS Best Student Cities 2022)

                                                                           Great North Run   Tynemouth                 Angel of the North

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                                                                           There are lots of ways to fund your postgraduate degree, but it can be difficult to
                                                                           know where to start. We want to make your funding search as easy as possible.

                                                                           We’ve highlighted some of the main funding opportunities below. We also link
                                                                           funding opportunities to our courses online. ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-funding

                                                                            Tuition fee discounts                                                         Scholarships

                                                                           All students         • 2% discount if you pay your annual fees in full       Home students*    Funded or partially funded scholarships often
                                                                                                   before the end of registration week.                                    based on academic merit or specific eligibility
                                                                                                • 20% discount for eligible Newcastle University                          criteria. Non-repayable, they can be awarded
                                                                                                   alumni.                                                                 by a variety of organisations, including private
                                                                                                • Take advantage of our tuition fee instalment plans.                     companies, professional organisations,
                                                                                                                                                                           charities, trusts and the UK government.
                                                                           International        10% discount to close relatives of Newcastle
                                                                           and EU students      University students and graduates.                       International     Newcastle University Vice-Chancellor’s EU
                                                                                                                                                         and EU students   and International Scholarship schemes: partially
                                                                                                                                                                           funded scholarships to help support EU and
                                                                            Awards, bursaries and prizes                                                                   international students studying a Master’s degree.
                                                                                                                                                                           Newcastle University Overseas Research
                                                                           All students         Support to help meet some of the additional costs                          Scholarships and Vice-Chancellor’s EU Scholarships:
                                                                                                associated with studying specific programmes.                              partially funded scholarships to help support
                                                                                                Non-repayable, they can be awarded by a variety                            international and EU students studying a
                                                                                                of organisations, including charities and trusts.                          postgraduate research degree programme.
                                                                                                                                                                           Other schemes: Newcastle University also
                                                                            Loans                                                                                          participates in a number of prestigious scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                           schemes such as Chevening, Commonwealth and
                                                                           Home students*       Postgraduate Master’s Loan: for eligible                                   Fulbright, and jointly with these schemes offer
                                                                                                students studying taught and research Masters’                             some full scholarships.
                                                                                                courses (eg MA, MSc, MRes, LLM, MBA).

       FUNDING
                                                                                                Postgraduate Doctoral Loan: for eligible students         Studentships
                                                                                                studying doctoral degrees (eg PhD, EdD).
                                                                                                                                                         All students      Funded PhD opportunities will normally have
                                                                                                Both loan schemes are administered                                         a fixed project title and named supervisor.
                                                                                                by the Student Loans Company.                                              Funding can be awarded by charities, commercial
                                                                                                                                                                           organisations and most commonly by the UK’s
                                                                           International        We also participate in a number of international                           Research Councils. It is possible to complete a
                                                                           and EU students      loan schemes for eligible applicants. Check our                            studentship in an academic school or via a Doctoral
                                                                                                funding database online for further details.                               Training Centre or Doctoral Training Partnership.

                            Apply early
                            Postgraduate funding can be competitive and
                            many schemes have strict deadlines. Ideally,                                                                                   You can find all of our funding options in one place
                            start your search 9–12 months before your      * The term ‘Home students’ refers to UK students and may include EU, other     through our searchable funding database: ncl.ac.uk/
                            course starts.                                    EEA and Swiss nationals with settled or pre-settled status under the EU      postgraduate/fees-funding/search-funding
                                                                              Settlement Scheme, depending on your residency history.

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       YOUR CAREER
       For the last eight years, we have ranked in the Top 20 most targeted
       universities by the The Times Top 100 Employers* – that means we
       know how to prepare you for life after your degree.

       Get expert advice                                    Find a mentor
       Our award-winning Careers Service is one of          Get careers advice from alumni around the
       the best and most innovative in the UK and           world through our NCLspark platform, connecting
       will support you to take the next steps in your      with a mentor in your field to gain insight into a
       professional life, both while you are studying       particular industry or career. ncl.ac.uk/careers/
       with us and for three years after graduation.        makingcontacts/nclspark

       Work with careers experts and PhD specialists to     Access our international support
       build the career you want, accessing application
       support, interview coaching, specialist online       Learn how to navigate the UK jobs market with
       careers resources and more.                          workshops and presentations, including guidance
                                                            on the new Graduate Route post-study work
       Gain work experience through paid work               visa and Start-up Route visa, for which we offer
       placements, jobs on campus and internships –         endorsements. ncl.ac.uk/careers/startup/visa-
       a number of our PhD programmes include               endorsement. This could help you build your
       training and work experience in commercial           career after university, allowing you to stay and
       laboratories. ncl.ac.uk/careers/jobs                 work in the UK for up to two years following
                                                            a Master’s course or three years after completing
       Connect with employers                               a PhD. ncl.ac.uk/international/visa
       Our strong links with national and multinational     Launch a business
       employers means they play an active role in our
       degrees, delivering technical lectures or taking     Start or grow your own business or independent
       a role in professional skills modules – so you get   career with help from our dedicated START UP
       valuable industry insight into your specialism.      team. Get support at every stage – from pre-idea
                                                            to launch and beyond. For more about our START
       Our on-campus and virtual recruitment fairs,         UP programme, visit ncl.ac.uk/careers/startup
       information and networking events will connect       or read our START UP profile on pages 16–17.
       you with potential employers, so you can find
       out about opportunities in your chosen field.        *The Graduate Market 2020-2021, report from High
                                                            Fliers Research Ltd
       Build employability skills
       Develop your employability skills and shape your
       future with our Graduate Framework, and access
       professional development opportunities through
       our ncl+ scheme. ncl.ac.uk/careers/awards/            Discover more at ncl.ac.uk/careers
       nclplusaward
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       CAREERS SUPPORT
       START UP Founderships: Johnson’s story

       Alumnus and clean-tech company founder,              To launch the business, Johnson worked with          Ranked Top 5 in the UK for graduate entrepreneurship*, we
       Johnson, is on a mission: to connect homes           a START UP adviser during his PhD in electrical      have an impressive track record in supporting our students
       and save energy.                                     and electronic engineering to prepare a business     to launch their own businesses or independent careers.
                                                            plan and carry out market research for Equiwatt.
       That dream began when he launched Equiwatt,                                                               Our Careers Service START UP programme has supported
       supported by the START UP Founderships               As part of our START UP Founderships                 191 businesses to start trading. Between them, they have
       scheme. And it took another huge step forward        programme, he received six months’ funding,          a combined annual turnover of £98.6 million, have won
       when the company secured over £300,000 in            intensified business mentoring and was               national and global awards and created 672 full-time
       investment to progress its plans to scale-up.        supported to navigate the complexities               equivalent jobs. ncl.ac.uk/careers/startup
                                                            of setting up a business in the UK.
       Equiwatt was born out of Johnson’s experiences                                                            START UP offers:
       growing up in India where regular power outages      He said: ‘The engineering and project
                                                                                                                 • bespoke one-to-one coaching
       are commonplace.                                     management skills I needed for my business
                                                            I got from my degree, but the Founderships           • Founderships initiative to get early-stage businesses
       An intelligent energy management platform,           scheme gave me the platform to become                   ready for market entry
       Equiwatt tracks household energy consumption,        an entrepreneur.                                     • START-UP Route visa endorsement for international students
       automatically switching off devices to save
                                                                                                                 • workshops and peer-learning groups
       energy during peak times when electricity            ‘Founderships is a business incubator scheme
       supply is inefficient or expensive.                  that helps you gain the skills you need – it gives   • equity-free funding
                                                            you the right foundations, then it’s up to you to    • co-working space, and more
       Consumers are rewarded for cutting their energy      take your idea to higher and higher levels.’
       use, while Equiwatt estimates that for every 1,000
       households using its app, 250 tonnes of carbon
       dioxide are offset each year.

       *HE-BCI Survey 2019-2020, based on
         start-up turnover and external investment

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                                                                     LIVING WITH US
                                                                     Become part of our vibrant, multicultural student community and find out
                                                                     why 28,000 students from over 140 countries call our beautiful campus
                                                                     home. ncl.ac.uk/study/campus

                                                                     Your Students’ Union                                     • University-owned accommodation is on
                                                                                                                                 campus or a short distance away, connected
                                                                     Meet students from different cultures, faiths and           by reliable, fast and frequent public transport
                                                                     interests through our Students’ Union. Choose            • o
                                                                                                                                 ur accommodation is safe and secure with
                                                                     from over 200 diverse societies to join, 60+ sports        entry-phone systems, CCTV and on-site support
                                                                     clubs and endless opportunities to have fun.
                                                                                                                              • w
                                                                                                                                 e offer studios and standard rooms with en
                                                                     A dedicated Postgraduate Officer will make                 suite or shared facilities, plus communal areas
                                                                     sure you have access to welfare and academic               and social spaces that create a community vibe
                                                                     support, and the latest updates on student life.         • our accommodation is affordable, with most
                                                                     nusu.co.uk/yourvoice/pghub/                                 utility bills and free WiFi included in your rent.
                                                                                                                                 Flexible payment terms will help you spread
                                                                     Welcome and induction                                       out the cost
                                                                                                                              • m
                                                                                                                                 ost of our contracts cover the whole academic
                                                                     Get your University experience off to a
                                                                                                                                year so you won’t have to move out of your room
                                                                     great start with events and activities during
                                                                                                                                during the holidays or over the summer
                                                                     Postgraduate Welcome Week. Meet fellow
                                                                     students, staff and the teams who will support           • w
                                                                                                                                 e support students with particular needs
                                                                     you during Induction Week.                                 or disabilities with accessible, adapted
                                                                                                                                accommodation: ncl.ac.uk/accommodation/
                                                                     If you are an international student, our International     university/accessible/#ourrooms
                                                                     Welcome programme will help you adjust to life
                                                                     in the UK.                                               If you are relocating to Newcastle with your
                                                                                                                              partner or family, we can offer self-contained flats
                                                                     Your accommodation                                       for couples, and a small number of fully furnished
                                                                                                                              two- or three-bedroom properties for students
                                                                     We know how important it is to find your                 with families.
                                                                     home-from-home with us, that’s why:

                                                                     • all full-year postgraduate taught students are
                                                                                                                                Explore our accommodation at ncl.ac.uk/
                                                                        guaranteed accommodation with us (eligibility
                                                                                                                                accommodation/university/postgraduate
                                                                        criteria apply)

                            Discover postgraduate life with us.
                            Sign up for the latest news and events
                            at ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/build-
                            your-new

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       SUPPORTING YOU
       You are never on your own at Newcastle – because we are here to support you.

       Before you join us                                    • fi
                                                                nancial support – from budgeting to
                                                               funding eligibility
       Get to know us better through our teams and           • f aith and spirituality – including prayer and
       regional advisers who regularly travel in the UK         worship, confidential listening and support
       and across the world. Our global educational
       agents can also provide advice and help with          International students can also access free
       your application. Find out where you could            healthcare through the NHS (conditions apply).
       meet us at ncl.ac.uk/study/meet or
       ncl.ac.uk/international/country                       Postgraduate support services
       Visa support                                          We understand the demands of postgraduate
                                                             study, that’s why our support is tailored to your
       Need help with your visa application? Our             needs and includes:
       dedicated Visa Support team offers immigration
       support, including guidance on the Doctorate          • c
                                                                onfidential Post Grad Support Service.
       Extension Scheme (DES) visa and how the new             Available 24/7, offering immediate support from
       Graduate Route visa could help you build a life         a trained professional, plus a health hub app
       and career in the UK after university. Find out       • s elf-help app iNClude, creating positive habits
       more at ncl.ac.uk/student-progress/visa                  that support your wellbeing
                                                             • g
                                                                lobal mental health network Talkcampus,
       Arriving in Newcastle                                   based around peer support
       Book our Airport Meet and Greet service and we        • w
                                                                ellbeing workshops
       will be at Newcastle International Airport when you   • staff–student networks for our research students
       land, ready to take you to your accommodation.
       Explore our pre-arrival support at ncl.ac.uk/         Get in touch early
       pre-arrival and we’ll keep you updated on
       your welcome and induction schedule.                  If you have a disability, long-term health or mental
                                                             health condition, it is important to get in touch
       During your studies                                   early about your support needs. This enables us
                                                             to find out what adjustments and support you
       Our dedicated Student Services teams will             need. ncl.ac.uk/wellbeing/supportservices/
       provide the help and guidance you need                disabilitysupport
       to reach your full potential, including:

       • c
          ounselling – including one-to-one sessions
         and self-help programmes
                                                              Explore how we will support you to achieve
       • d
          isability support – including long-term
                                                              more at ncl.ac.uk/wellbeing
         health or mental health support

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       OUR FACILITIES
       State-of-the-art facilities support our world-class teaching and research
       and add to your outstanding student experience.

       Specialist facilities                                    Learning support
       Step into a five-star* learning environment and          Develop your academic writing skills through
       access specialist subject facilities including:          one-to-one tutorials, workshops and online
       • two commercial farms and a biological field station   resources with our Writing Development
                                                                Centre, or access maths and statistics help
       • a
          sea-going research vessel, coastal station
                                                                at our Maths-Aid drop-in centre.
         and marine lab
       • m
          usic and media studios, rehearsal spaces,            Our Language Resource Centre also supports
         recording and editing equipment                        online and tandem language learning, offering
       • s tudios for architecture and art                     free self-study materials in over 100 languages.
                                                                ncl.ac.uk/study/campus/study-support
       • h
          igh-specification science and engineering labs
       • m
          edical and dental labs and clinical skills suites    Sport for all
       • s mart grid lab and energy storage test bed
                                                                We are top 10 in the British Universities and
       • t ranslation and interpreting suites
                                                                Colleges Sport league (BUCS) with one of the
       • o
          n-campus museum, theatre and gallery                 best Performance Sport Programmes in the
                                                                UK for talented athletes.
       Enhance your learning through our £350 million
       innovation hub, Newcastle Helix, featuring               And we’ve just invested £32 million in new
       advanced learning and teaching spaces and                facilities to make your sport and exercise
       our £58 million Urban Sciences Building that’s           experience with us even better.
       home to our School of Computing.
                                                                Our Sports Centre boasts high-tech studio
       Support your research with an award-winning              spaces, a world-class gym, sports halls, squash
       Library Service spanning four libraries, 800,000         courts and two high-performance strength and
       print books, 600,000 e-books, and 55,000                 conditioning rooms. Outdoor facilities include four
       e-journals.                                              3G pitches, a dedicated hockey pitch, an ergo
                                                                room and 10 grass pitches, at easy-to-access,
       And get 24/7 access through our virtual learning
                                                                purpose-built venues around Newcastle.
       environment to your course content, online
       collaboration with fellow students and tutors,           Find out more: ncl.ac.uk/sport
       lecture recording and streaming. Plus, access
       our IT support, including specialist software,           *QS Stars 2021 – five-star rating for facilities
       PC clusters, IT Service and laptop loan scheme.

       Explore our facilities: ncl.ac.uk/study/campus

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         TAUGHT MASTERS’                                                                                                             Course overview

         COURSES
                                                                                                                                     Awards: the most common are Master of Science                 Assessment: exams, essays, presentations,
                                                                                                                                     (Msc), Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Business             group work or combination of all these elements.
                                                                                                                                     Administration (MBA).                                         You will also typically complete a research project
                                                                                                                                                                                                   or final dissertation of 15,000–18,000 words.
                                                                                                                                     Entry requirements: 2:1 at Bachelor’s level, or equivalent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Credits: typically 120 credits of taught modules
         Dive deeper into a subject you’re passionate about                                                                          Duration: 12 months full-time. Part-time and flexible
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and a 60-credit dissertation or research project.
         and build professional skills valued by employers.                                                                          study available.
                                                                              Spring term                                                                                                          Flexible study options: some of our courses can
         Whether you’re continuing from undergraduate study,                                                                         Start date: usually September; a small number
                                                                                                                                                                                                   be studied flexibly, as a short credit-bearing course,
         returning to education or changing direction, a Master’s                                                                    start in January.
                                                                              You will start to tailor your study to a                                                                             or as Continuing Professional Development.
         can open doors – and might even be the first step                    particular field of interest, with many                Teaching style: lectures, seminars, group work and            ncl.ac.uk/study/professional-development
         towards a PhD. Here’s what to expect…                                courses offering optional modules.                     (depending on subject choice) lab-based sessions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Our programmes: explore our full range of
                                                                              During the Easter vacation (around April)              technical skills development and practicals. You
                                                                                                                                                                                                   taught Masters’ programmes at ncl.ac.uk/
                                                                              you will prepare for formal assessment                 will be encouraged to apply your own ideas through
                                                                                                                                                                                                   postgraduate/degrees
                                                                              in May/June.                                           in-depth reading and analysis.

 Sep                 Oct              Nov                 Dec           Jan              Feb              Mar                Apr   May           Jun               Jul             Aug               Sep             Oct              Nov              Dec

  Arrival and induction                                             Autumn term                                                      Summer term                                             Graduation and beyond
  You’ll arrive at your accommodation and register                  Timetabled courses run through the Autumn term.                  Timetabled elements of your course                      Graduation normally takes place in December, when you’ll
  as a student. The first week is spent familiarising               You will generally study compulsory modules,                     reduce as you focus on your research                    celebrate your postgraduate success with friends and family
  yourself with campus and meeting academic                         building core skills and knowledge in your chosen                project/dissertation. You’ll access                     on our beautiful campus.
  colleagues and fellow students.                                   subject. During a busy first term, we will support               ongoing support via our research
                                                                                                                                                                                             Our award-winning Careers Service will continue to support
                                                                    you to make the transition to postgraduate study.                study skills modules and expert
  Induction includes a comprehensive overview of                                                                                                                                             you for up to three years after graduation. ncl.ac.uk/careers
                                                                    You’ll break for the Christmas vacation, but typically           academic supervision, submitting
  our facilities, IT support, and Student and Wellbeing
                                                                    work across the holiday period preparing for exams               your research project/dissertation                      And your fellow alumni will help you reach your full potential
  services. Academic school and subject inductions
                                                                    and written assessments in January.                              around August/September.                                as you build your personal and professional network through
  will help you settle in to your new learning
                                                                                                                                                                                             our calendar of global events and networking opportunities.
  environment. ncl.ac.uk/pre-arrival
                                                                                                                                                                                             ncl.ac.uk/alumni

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       TEACHING
       EXCELLENCE
       Master’s level study: Taka’s story

       For Taka there are no limitations to what she feels         Newcastle Business School is among the                Our teaching isn’t just 5-star*, we also hold the QAA
       able to achieve following her MBA at Newcastle.             world’s elite business schools, triple accredited     Quality Mark for the high quality of our academic
                                                                   by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. For Taka, the               standards and learning.
       ‘At Newcastle, I’ve been encouraged to think                outstanding aspect of her course was the
        outside of the box; to really stretch myself,’ she said.   quality of teaching she received.                     Our academic staff are world leaders in their fields and
                                                                                                                         include members of learned societies as well as three TS
       ‘I’ve learned to be creative and innovative in              ‘The experience and knowledge of the lecturers        Eliot prize winners. In addition, 13 members of staff hold
        how I respond to any issue in front of me.’                 has been attained over many years and the way        National Teaching Fellowships.
                                                                    they simply and clearly distil that knowledge, in
       Taka was working for a financial services company                                                                 You will be supported by a core academic team, including
                                                                    the best way for you to understand, is inspiring,’
       in her home country of Nigeria when she decided                                                                   your course director, subject lecturers, administrative
                                                                    she said.
       to pursue an MBA.                                                                                                 support staff, and your personal tutor or supervisor.
                                                                   ‘I knew I wanted to be part of a business school
       She said: ‘It was a really hard decision for me to go                                                             Find out more about teaching excellence at Newcastle
                                                                   where I could develop the personal relationships
       back to being a student, but I had strong plans for                                                               ncl.ac.uk/who-we-are/quality/teaching-and-experience
                                                                   that would help me throughout my time away
       my life – goals and dreams that I wanted to fulfil.
                                                                   from home – relationships with my professors,
       ‘I knew I wanted to study in the UK, so I shortlisted       with my cohort.                                       *QS Stars 2021 – five-star rating for teaching

        the top universities and Newcastle was in that
                                                                   ‘For me it had to be Newcastle; the people here
        mix right from the start.’
                                                                    are amazing.’
       Taka was awarded a Women in Leadership
       scholarship by Newcastle University Business
       School. Aimed at supporting women in business to
       become influential leaders, the award reflects the
       University’s commitment to equality and diversity.

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       APPLY FOR A TAUGHT                                                                                              Further guidance on how to complete your application
                                                                                                                       can be found at ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/guide

       MASTER’S COURSE
                                                                                                                   5
       Securing your place on a taught Master’s course at Newcastle University is just                                 Your offer
       a few steps away – simply follow the instructions below. To apply for a research                                When we have received and considered your             Congratulations!
                                                                                                                       application, a formal letter will be sent to you/
       Master’s or a PhD, see pages 34–35.                                                                             your agent by email informing you of our              Further information on what to do next – including advice
                                                                                                                       admissions decision.                                  on how to register, and what to expect when you arrive in
                                                                                                                                                                             Newcastle – can be found online at ncl.ac.uk/pre-arrival
                                                                                                                       Accept your offer

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       Choose your course                                      Check application deadlines                                                                                   We will also send you regular email updates, so look
                                                                                                                       When you have received an offer you need to           out for these.
       Explore our postgraduate website to find                and deposits
                                                                                                                       officially accept it to secure your place. You can
       the course that is right for you. Compare               These can be found online in the ‘How to apply’         do this online via the Apply to Newcastle Portal      Need more help?
       programmes, get detailed module outlines,               tab for each course ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/             at ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/applications-               If you have a question about your application, there’s
       information about subject facilities, entrance          degrees                                                 offers/offer-guide                                    lots of ways to get in touch. You can:
       requirements, fees and funding opportunities.

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       ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/degrees                          Apply online or via your                                What next?                                            • chat to us live at ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate
       We also work with educational agents across
                                                               education agent                                         Conditional offer: if you receive a conditional       • contact us via the Apply to Newcastle Portal
       the world who can support your application.             Check our application help pages at ncl.ac.uk/          offer, you will need to work towards meeting the      • email our Postgraduate Admissions team
       To find out more, check out our country pages           postgraduate/applications-offers and follow             conditions of your offer, so that your application       at pgadmissions@ncl.ac.uk
       at ncl.ac.uk/international/country                      the steps below:                                        becomes unconditional. Documents relating to
                                                                                                                       your offer can be scanned and uploaded online

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       Check entry requirements                                • r egister via the Apply to Newcastle Portal         via the Apply to Newcastle Portal.
                                                                   ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/applications-offers
       The minimum entry requirement for the                                                                           OR
       majority of our taught Masters’ courses is an           • c
                                                                  omplete the application form – you can
                                                                 save and update your application as many              Unconditional offer: when your offer is
       upper-second-class Honours degree (2:1) or
                                                                 times as you like before submitting                   unconditional you may need to pay a deposit
       international equivalent. We also welcome
                                                               • attach and upload your supporting documents          or provide proof of sponsorship before we can
       applications from professionals with significant
                                                                                                                       confirm your place. If you need to pay a deposit,       Supporting documents
       work experience.                                        • submit your application
                                                                                                                       information on how to pay the deposit will be
       • A
          cademic and English language requirements           • y
                                                                  ou can track the progress of your application       included in your official offer letter. You can pay     You will need to submit:
         are listed online by course and can be found at         when it has been submitted via the Portal             online via the Apply to Newcastle Portal.               • academic transcripts to confirm your degree
         ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/degrees                                                                                                                                           or your progress and results to date
                                                                                                                       Confirmation of your place
       • E
          nglish language entrance requirements                                                                                                                               • a copy of the photograph page of your passport
         are also listed for individual courses on                                                                     When you have met all of the conditions of your
         pages 42–75.                                                                                                  offer (and paid your deposit if required), you will     • if you are not from a majority English language-
                                                                                                                       receive a ‘Confirmation of Place’ email. If you            speaking country you will need to include a copy
       • G
          uidance on the international academic                                                                                                                                  of your English language test results eg IELTS
                                                                                                                       need to apply for a Student Route visa you will
         equivalencies for most countries can be
                                                                                                                       also receive a ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for          • certified translations (if your documents are not
         found at ncl.ac.uk/international/country
                                                                                                                       Studies’ (CAS) number, which you will need in              in English)
                                                                                                                       order to apply for your visa. gov.uk/student-visa

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                            Ready to push boundaries with ground-breaking research and to work at the highest
                            academic level with supervisors who inspire you? Choose your route to a research
                            programme with us, and change the world.

                            Types of research degree                                      Doctoral College
                            We offer:                                                     During your research journey, our Doctoral College will
                                                                                          support every aspect of your academic, personal and
                            • Research Masters’ (MRes, MLitt, MMus, MPhil,
                                                                                          professional growth.
                               LLM by research)
                            • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)                                  You will feel connected to your research community,
                                                                                          and supported to:
                            • Integrated PhD
                            • Engineering Doctorate (EngD)                                • gain the skills to achieve your goals
                            • Professional Doctorates                                     • enhance your career prospects, working with careers
                                                                                             experts and postgraduate research specialists
                            Our flexible study options mean you can study
                            full or part time, fitting your degree alongside your         • test your skills through competitions, events and
                            other commitments.                                               opportunities for public speaking, entrepreneurship,
                                                                                             teaching and more
                            Studentships                                                  • stay healthy, positive and feeling well
                            If you know which research area you would like to work        • network with support staff, research peers, academics
                            in, but don’t have a clear idea of a specific PhD project,       and potential employers
                            you could search for a funded studentship. These              ncl.ac.uk/doctoral-college
                            normally have a named supervisor and fixed project
                            title with funding in place. ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/          Faculty Research Development Programme
                            fees-funding/search-funding
                                                                                          Develop career-related skills and improve your research

       RESEARCH DEGREES
                            Doctoral Training Centres and Partnerships                    through our Faculty Research Development Programme.

                            You can also undertake a funded PhD studentship via           Offered by our three faculties – Humanities and Social
                            a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), Doctoral Training      Sciences; Medical Sciences; Science, Agriculture and
                            Centre (DTC) or Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT).           Engineering – tailored workshops and activities will
                                                                                          help you reach your potential as a researcher, build your
                            Studying alongside a cohort of other PhD students, you will   transferable skills and boost your career prospects.
                            work with leading researchers from different universities
                            and schools. Doctoral Training Centres and Partnerships       And because our Faculty Programme is flexible, you will
                            are often interdisciplinary and you could get the chance to   be able to adapt it to meet your needs as you progress
                            collaborate with an organisation from business or industry.   through your doctorate.

                            ncl.ac.uk/doctoral-college/prospective-                       ncl.ac.uk/doctoral-college/current-research-students/
                            research-students                                             personal-development-employability/faculty-research-
                                                                                          development-programmes

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       RESEARCH
       EXCELLENCE
       PhD research: Fulvio’s story

       PhD research student Fulvio is helping tackle one   ‘If your systems are resilient enough, you spend
       of the biggest challenges of the 21st century –      less on resources during a disaster and your city
       climate change.                                      returns to normal much quicker.’

       After completing a Master’s degree in structural    Fulvio has been using the Humber estuary as
       engineering in Milan, followed by a year working    proof of concept, but also got the opportunity to
       in industry, Fulvio moved to Newcastle to do a      develop a further case study while on a five-month
       PhD in Civil Engineering (Water Resources).         placement at the University of Auckland in               We deliver pioneering research that makes a positive
                                                           New Zealand.                                             impact in the world, working with international partners
       He said: ‘I was really motivated to come to                                                                  on global and societal challenges, including:
       Newcastle because I was really interested in        He said: ‘This was a chance to further international
       the work. I have found all the structure and        research exchanges among PhD students and                • preventing the next global pandemic by tackling the
       opportunity I was looking for here.’                early careers researchers and an opportunity to             spread of antibiotic resistance
                                                           create new connections and build an international        • understanding and saving our oceans – from identifying
       Working within the School of Engineering, Fulvio    network between the two universities.                       new marine life to revealing the scale of plastic pollution
       is contributing to the cutting-edge research of
       the University’s Water Group – an academic          ‘And that is the amazing thing about Newcastle           • pioneering research to tackle bowel cancer
       group which works to make our coasts, cities         University – if you expose yourself to these            • protecting the world’s cultural heritage during armed
       and infrastructure safer and more sustainable        opportunities it is absolutely the right place to be.      conflict and after natural disasters
       for future generations.                                                                                      • shaping the policy and practices that affect the world’s
                                                           ‘I have been inspired by the people around
                                                                                                                       food supply chain
       His research will help optimise flood emergency      me and I have had the feedback and support
       management, improving the efficiency of a city’s     that has left me free enough to develop my              See how our research community is helping make the world
       emergency response during a flooding disaster.       own pathway.’                                           a better place: ncl.ac.uk/who-we-are/quality/research-
                                                                                                                    excellence
       He said: ‘When a natural disaster occurs – and
       due to climate change these are going to occur                                                               Explore our research strengths in ageing and health, cities
       more frequently, and their impact be more                                                                    and place, culture and creative arts, one planet and data:
       severe – if you have optimised your emergency                                                                ncl.ac.uk/who-we-are/strengths
       response, you can optimise your resources
       and be more sustainable.

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       YOUR RESEARCH
       JOURNEY
       How you apply for a research degree will depend on your ambitions – do you
       want to propose your own research area, or apply for an established project
       or studentship?

       Whatever route you choose, give yourself the best chance of getting the research
       position that is right for you by following the steps below.

       1
       Choose your route
                                                 2
                                                 Explore our research
                                                                                3
                                                                                Check entry requirements
                                                                                                                         4
                                                                                                                         Research proposals
                                                                                                                                                           5
                                                                                                                                                           Research supervisor
                                                                                                                                                                                            6
                                                                                                                                                                                            Start dates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Apply online
       Explore the different types of research   specialisms                    The minimum entry requirement for        Some programmes require           Check if you need to             and deposits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Apply via our secure Apply
       degrees that are available on pages       Review our research            our research Masters’ courses is an      a research proposal at the        identify a potential                                             to Newcastle Portal: you
                                                                                                                                                                                            These can be found online
       30–31 of this Guide or online at          groups and academic staff      upper-second-class Honours degree        point of application. If they     supervisor before you                                            will be guided to create a
                                                                                                                                                                                            in the ‘How to apply’ tab for
       ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/degrees            profiles online and consider   (2:1) or international equivalent. PhD   do, check if this is a detailed   apply to discuss your                                            username and password.
                                                                                                                                                                                            each programme online.
                                                 whether their specialisms      applicants also usually require a        proposal or a short (non-         planned research – some
       Our funded PhD projects or                                                                                                                                                           ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/         We accept applications
                                                 are a good intellectual fit    Master’s degree.                         binding) research proposal        of our programmes require
       studentships, including studentships                                                                                                                                                 degrees                         throughout the year for
                                                 with yours. ncl.ac.uk/                                                  to indicate your broad area       this. See the ‘How to apply’
       within a Centre for Doctoral Training,                                   • A
                                                                                   cademic and English language                                                                                                            non-funded PhDs. Funded
                                                 who-we-are/academic                                                     of interest. See the ‘How to      tab of your research degree
       Doctoral Training Partnership                                              requirements can be found at                                                                                                              PhDs (or studentships) have
                                                                                                                         apply’ tab of your research       online for details. ncl.ac.uk/
       or Doctoral Training Centre, are                                           ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/degrees                                                                                                            specific closing dates – see
                                                                                                                         degree online for details.        postgraduate/degrees
       advertised on our main funding pages                                                                                                                                                                                 the ‘Fees and funding’ page
                                                                                • E
                                                                                   nglish language entrance             ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/
       online: ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/                                                                                                                                                                                      of your research degree
                                                                                  requirements are also listed for       degrees
       fees-funding/search-funding                                                                                                                                                                                          online for more information.
                                                                                  individual courses on pages 42–75.
                                                                                • G
                                                                                   uidance on the international
                                                                                  academic equivalencies for most
                                                                                  countries can be found at ncl.ac.uk/   Further guidance on how to complete your application
                                                                                  international/country
                                                                                                                         can be found at ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/applications-offers
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       ENGLISH LANGUAGE
       English doesn’t need to be your first language to succeed at postgraduate
       level – our language support will give you the foundations you need to
       achieve great things.

       Before you begin your studies                         Our free in-sessional English language course
                                                             will help you to build your confidence and skills.
       If you are not a native English speaker, or if you    Support covers:
       are a Student Route visa application student,         • a
                                                                cademic writing, including writing for
       you will need to show that you have adequate            a dissertation or research project
       knowledge of written and spoken English.
                                                             • grammar
       For direct entry to a Newcastle University course,    • listening and speaking skills
       you will typically need an overall IELTS score of     • presentation skills
       6.5 (or equivalent), but some courses may ask for
                                                             • one-to-one writing tutorials
       a higher level of English language proficiency.
                                                             ncl.ac.uk/insessional
       Student Route visa application students also
       need to demonstrate proficiency at level B2 of
       the Common European Framework of Reference
                                                             Supporting your learning
       for Languages. This is equivalent to at least IELTS   Your learning will be supported by our
       5.5 in reading, writing speaking and listening.       Language Resource Centre, which offers:
       gov.uk/student-visa/knowledge-of-english
                                                             • self-study resources in over 100 languages
       The language requirements for our courses are         • m
                                                                ultimedia resources – including 8,000 foreign
       listed on pages 42–75 or online at ncl.ac.uk/           language movies and TV shows, 40 satellite
       postgraduate/degrees                                    channels, DVD and audio-visual material
                                                             • interactive language-learning software
       For further information about our English
       language requirements, including IELTS scores         • online learning materials and study guides
       and the wide range of English language tests          • t andem learning, partnering you with an
       that we accept, go to ncl.ac.uk/international/           English-speaking student who wants to learn
       language/#overview                                       your language
                                                             • P
                                                                eer Assisted Learning (PAL) featuring
       English language tests are normally valid for two
                                                               conversation groups and one-to-one informal
       years from the date the test was taken to the start
                                                               speaking practice sessions
       of your course.
                                                             ncl.ac.uk/language-resource-centre
       When you join us
       You will take a short English language assessment
       when you arrive so we can work with you to
       identify any extra support you might need.

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                            INTO NEWCASTLE
                            UNIVERSITY
                            We understand our international students might need extra support to prepare
                            for academic study with us, that’s why we work with international study specialists,
                            INTO, to offer a range of English language and university preparation courses.

                            From settling in to UK life, to learning the skills you will     INTO programmes
                            need for your degree, INTO nurtures international students
                            to be self-confident, independent, and successful in their       Courses are delivered using university-standard teaching
                            future studies.                                                  methods, including lectures, hands-on laboratory work,
                                                                                             seminars, tutorials, supported self-study and e-learning.
                            A learning hub
                            Based in the heart of campus, INTO Newcastle University
                            is a safe, purpose-built learning hub, offering modern study
                            and IT facilities, a learning resource centre, café, areas for
                            relaxing and making friends, and on-site accommodation.
                                                                                              Find out more about INTO at
                            As part of the Newcastle University family, you will also
                                                                                              ncl.ac.uk/study/international-pathway-courses
                            have access to all the fantastic facilities on campus.

                             Type of programme                Content                                              Start date/enrolment

                            Graduate Diploma                  Prepare for direct entry to a number of              January, June, September
                                                              postgraduate programmes across Newcastle
                                                              University. Develop academic and research skills
                                                              while improving your English language abilities.

                            Academic English                  Meet the language requirements for                   January, April, June, July, September
                                                              a degree programme at Newcastle, or
                                                              improve your academic English. Gain the
                                                              language fluency and academic skills you
                                                              need with five tailored study levels.

                            Pre-sessional English             If you are already holding an offer to study at      June, July. Courses are
                                                              Newcastle, improve your language and contextual      6–10 weeks in length
                                                              study skills before starting your degree.

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       FIND YOUR DEGREE
       It’s time to invest in your future, to harness our world-class teaching and
       research, and to channel your passion into a postgraduate degree that
       will set you apart.

       Your journey starts here                             Support for international students
       Start your search with our quick course guide        Our International Graduate Diplomas are also
       on pages 42–75. Check the different award            listed on pages 42–75. Offered in partnership
       types, English language requirements and if a        with INTO, they can prepare you for direct entry
       programme involves full- or part-time study. We’ve   to a range of postgraduate degrees with us.
       also included the fees for international and home    Further details, including information about
       students for one year of study (2022–2023). If       our English language support, are available on
       your studies last longer than one year, your fee     pages 38–39 or ncl.ac.uk/study/international-
       may be subject to annual inflationary increases.     pathway-courses

       When you have found the degree that’s right for      Brexit
       you, discover more at ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/
       degrees, including:                                  Now that the UK has officially left the EU, find
       • detailed entry requirements                        out how this might affect you at enquire.ncl.
                                                            ac.uk/en/travel-and-visas
       • course structure
       • module overviews                                   Covid-19
       • assessment methods
                                                            For the most up-to-date information on how
       • course-specific facilities                         we are supporting our students’ academic
       • career prospects                                   experience go to ncl.ac.uk/study/covid-19

       Newcastle University in Singapore
       Postgraduate opportunities at Newcastle
       University in Singapore are listed in this Guide.
       For more details, see ncl.ac.uk/singapore

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Degree                       Level            FT Full time   Home           International   IELTS                                Research   Taught      Degree                       Level              FT Full time     Home             International   IELTS                               Research   Taught
                                              PT Part time   fees (£)       fees (£)        (Direct Entry)                                                                                              PT Part time     fees (£)         fees (£)        (Direct Entry)

Ageing                                                                                                                                                  Archaeology
Ageing*                      MPhil; PhD; MD   FT/PT          Check online   26,100–37,900 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●                       Archaeology                  MPhil; PhD         FT/PT            Check online     18,600          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
                                                                                          of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                                                                                                                       of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          all other sub-skills)
Ageing and Health            MRes             FT             10,200         25,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
                                                                                            of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                   Cultural Property            MLitt              FT/PT            Check online     18,600          IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum   ●
                                                                                                                                                        Protection                                                                                        of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
Healthy Musculoskeletal      MRes             FT             Check online   Check online    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
Ageing (CIMA)                                                                               of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                   Archaeology                  MA                 FT/PT            9,600            20,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum              ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in
Clinical and Health          MSc; PGDip;      PT online      Check online   Check online    Check online                                    ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          all other sub-skills)
Sciences with Ageing         PGCert; CPD
                                                                                                                                                        Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Clinical Research/Clinical   MClinRes;        PT online      Check online   Check online    Check online                                    ●
Research (Ageing)            PGDip;                                                                                                                     Architecture, Planning       MPhil; PhD         FT/PT            Check online     18,600          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
                             PGCert; CPD                                                                                                                and Landscape                                                                                     of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

Agriculture                                                                                                                                             Urban Energy                 MRes               FT               Check online     18,600          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
                                                                                                                                                        Technology and Policy                                                                             of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Agriculture*                 MPhil; PhD       FT/PT          Check online   26,100–32,700 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●
                                                                                          of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                     Advanced Architectural       MSc                FT               Check online     Check online    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum              ●
                                                                                                                                                        Design                                                                                            of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Ecology                      MRes             FT/PT          11,700         26,100          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
                                                                                            of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                   Architectural Practice       PGDip              PT               2,400            Check online    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum              ●
                                                                                                                                                        and Management                                                                                    of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Sustainable Agriculture      MRes             FT             11,700         26,100          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
and Food Security                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                   Architecture                 Master of          FT               9,250            22,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum              ●
                                                                                                                                                                                     (MArch)                                                              of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Agricultural and             MSc              FT/PT          11,700         26,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●
Environmental Science                                                                       of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                   International Graduate       Graduate           FT               Check online     Check online    IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum              ●
                                                                                                                                                        Diploma (Architecture)       Diploma                                                              of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Conservation and             MSc              FT/PT          11,700         26,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●           (INTO Newcastle
Ecosystem Management                                                                        of 5.5 in all sub-skills).                                  University)
Ecology and Biodiversity     MSc              FT             11,700         26,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●                                                                                                                                                            ●
                                                                                                                                                        International Graduate       Graduate           FT               Check online     Check online    IELTS 5.0 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                            of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                   Diploma (Architecture        Diploma                                                              of 5.0 in all sub-skills)
Sustainable Agriculture      MSc              FT/PT          11,700         26,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●           with Pre-Sessional
and Food Security                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                   English) (INTO
                                                                                                                                                        Newcastle University)
Animal Science                                                                                                                                          Landscape Architecture       MA                 FT               9,600            20,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum              ●
                                                                                                                                                        Studies                                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Animal Science*              MPhil; PhD       FT/PT          Check online   26,100–32,700 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●
                                                                                          of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                     Landscape Architecture       MLA                FT               6,800            13,600          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum              ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Animal Behaviour             MRes             FT             10,200         25,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
                                                                                            of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                   Planning and                 MA                 FT/PT            9,600            20,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum              ●
                                                                                                                                                        Environment Research                                                                              of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

                                                                                                                                                        Regional Development         MA; PGDip          FT/PT            Check online     Check online    Check online                                   ●
                                                                                                                                                        and Spatial Planning

                                                                                                                                                        *Tuition fees vary by research project.                                                           Architecture, Planning and Landscape continued overleaf
                                                                                                            For more information on the International   Tuition fees given (£) are typically for full-time (FT) Doctoral and Master's-level
                                                                                                English Language Testing System (IELTS) see page 36.    degrees for one year of study (2022–23 only). Check online for further details.
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Degree                      Level            FT Full time   Home           International   IELTS                                Research   Taught      Degree                       Level              FT Full time     Home             International   IELTS                               Research   Taught
                                             PT Part time   fees (£)       fees (£)        (Direct Entry)                                                                                              PT Part time     fees (£)         fees (£)        (Direct Entry)

Smart Systems               MSc              FT/PT          12,300         26,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●           Diabetes                     MRes               FT               10,200           25,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
Engineering                                                                                of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                                                                                                                     of 6.5 in all sub-skills)

Spatial Planning            PGDip            FT/PT          6,400          13,600          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●           Drug Delivery and            MRes               FT               10,200           25,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
                                                                                           of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in                               Nanomedicine                                                                                      of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                           all other sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                       Immunobiology                MRes               FT               10,200           25,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
Urban Design                MA; PGDip        FT/PT          8,400          19,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●                                                                                                             of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                       Mitochondrial Biology        MRes               FT               10,200           25,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
Urban Planning              MSc              FT/PT          9,600          20,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●           and Medicine                                                                                      of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                           of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in
                                                                                           all other sub-skills)                                       Healthy Musculoskeletal      MRes               FT               Check online     Check online    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
                                                                                                                                                       Ageing (CIMA)                                                                                     of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
Biology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ●
                                                                                                                                                       Molecular Cell Biology       MRes               FT               10,200           25,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
Biology*                                                                                                                                               and Cell Signalling in                                                                            of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                            MPhil; PhD       FT/PT          Check online   26,100–34,600 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●
                                                                                                                                                       Health and Disease
                                                                                         of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                       Regenerative Medicine        MRes               FT               10,200           25,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
Biotechnology               MRes             FT             11,700         26,100          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
                                                                                                                                                       and Stem Cells                                                                                    of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
and Biodesign                                                                              of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                       Toxicology                   MRes               FT               10,200           25,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
Ecology                     MRes             FT/PT          11,700         26,100          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                       Translational Medicine       MRes               FT               10,200           25,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
Environmental Geoscience MRes                FT             Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum   ●
                                                                                                                                                       and Therapeutics                                                                                  of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                           of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                       Transplantation              MRes               FT               10,200           25,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
Conservation and            MSc              FT/PT          11,700         26,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
Ecosystem Management                                                                       of 5.5 in all sub-skills).
                                                                                                                                                       Clinical Research/Clinical   MClinRes;          PT online        Check online     Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum              ●
Ecology and Biodiversity    MSc              FT             11,700         26,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●
                                                                                                                                                       Research (Ageing)            PGDip;                                                               of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                                                    PGCert; CPD
Ecological Consultancy      MSc              FT             11,700         26,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●                                                                                                                                                            ●
                                                                                                                                                       Clinical Research            MClinRes;          PT               Check online     Check online    Check online
                                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                                                PGDip;
Industrial and Commercial   MSc              FT             11,700         26,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●                                        PGCert; CPD
Biotechnology                                                                              of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                   Clinical and Health          MSc; PGDip;        PT online        Check online     Check online    Check online                                   ●
                                                                                                                                           ●           Sciences                     PGCert; CPD
Wildlife Management         MSc              FT/PT          11,700         26,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                   Clinical and Health          MSc; PGDip;        PT online        Check online     Check online    Check online                                   ●
                                                                                                                                                       Sciences with Ageing         PGCert; CPD
Biomedicine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ●
                                                                                                                                                       Clinical and Health          PGCert; CPD        PT online        Check online     Check online    Check online
Biomedicine*                                                                                                                   ●                       Sciences with Allergy
                            MPhil; PhD; MD   FT/PT          Check online   26,100–37,900 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                         of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                     Clinical and Health          MSc; PGDip;        PT online        Check online     Check online    Check online                                   ●
                                                                                                                                                       Sciences with                PGCert; CPD
Biofabrication and          MRes             FT             10,200         25,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
                                                                                                                                                       Clinical Research
Bioprinting                                                                                of 6.5 in all sub-skills)

Cardiovascular Science      MRes             FT             10,200         25,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
in Health and Disease                                                                      of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                                                                                                                                              Biomedicine continued overleaf

                                                                                                                                                       *Tuition fees vary by research project.
                                                                                                           For more information on the International   Tuition fees given (£) are typically for full-time (FT) Doctoral and Master's-level
                                                                                               English Language Testing System (IELTS) see page 36.    degrees for one year of study (2022–23 only). Check online for further details.
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