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Biological Sciences MPhil


Course Description

Course overview

We invite proposals for MPhil and PhD research projects in our three main research areas of biodiversity and conservation, agri-environment, and microbiology. Our PhD students play a very important role in our active research portfolio.

Research Areas

We supervise MPhil and PhD students whose interests match the expertise we have in our main research areas.

Ecology and conservation: genetics, conservation, human-wildlife interactions, ecology

Biological, clinical and environmental systems modelling, focusing on analysing the structure and dynamics of complex biological and clinical systems. We have a specific interest in investigating spatially and temporally heterogeneous processes. We are driven by practical problem solving through the use of modelling.

Applied and Environmental Biology: genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology

Training and Skills

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme, doctoral training centres and Research Student Support Team.

For further information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/biological-sciences-mphil-phd/#training&skills

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/biological-sciences-mphil-phd/#howtoapply

Visit the Biological Sciences MPhil page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or master's degree in a related subject, or international equivalent. To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

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