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Epidemiology MRes

Course Description

Course Overview

Our Epidemiology MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines, and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. It can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

The taught component of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of epidemiology. You have the flexibility to develop your own bespoke course by selecting additional, complementary modules. You will also participate in training in general research principles, and other professional and key skills.

You will study a subject-specific module in clinical epidemiology that provides theoretical and practical understanding of: the value, theoretical basis and practicalities of epidemiology; approaches to epidemiological research.

It covers the basic epidemiology of cancer, children's health and adult onset diseases, with an emphasis on practical application.

Your research project comprises the major element of the course. This project will involve 24 weeks of research in an area of epidemiology under the supervision of an expert academic researcher in the field.

The course allows you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry.


For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/epidemiology-mres/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/epidemiology-mres/#howtoapply

Visit the Epidemiology MRes page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or related discipline, or an MBBS degree with high grades. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, but not essential. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.5 in all sub-skills). You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

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