Providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the field and allowing you to gain practical experience working as part of leading research groups in the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences you will investigate molecular, physiological and pathological processes underlying cardiovascular homeostasis in health and disease.

The programme consists of compulsory taught and research elements. The taught aspects include training in key research skills including scientific writing, critical analysis of literature, presentation skills and a research toolkit module covering key experimental techniques. You will also study a specific module on cardiovascular science to ensure that you have a basic grounding of all aspects of the field and to introduce the topics and research questions on which your project will be based.

Why Study this Course?

The Institure for Cardiovascular Sciences is one of the University of Newcastle Research Centres of Excellence. The majority of the research is carried out in the state-of-the-art facilities in the Institute of Biomedical Research, the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Unit, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Newcastle and Newcastle City Hospital. Research projects will allow you to become part of a leading cardiovascular research group and access our state of the art facilities in the Institute of Biomedical Research at the Medical School carrying out novel research.

 

Institutional Accreditation 

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Biomedical Research: Cardiovascular Sciences MRes

Course Level:

Postgraduate, Taught

Credits 

180

Course

CODE P1035

How long it takes:

Full-time 

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$22,500

Entry requirements

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Department:

Newcastle Law School

The Cardiovascular Biology module will consist of taught lectures and Journal Clubs where you will further develop your skills in critical analysis and presentation of research data. The Research Project will be supported by regular tutorials with the programme leads. All the taught modules will run within the first term of the course.

  • Research Methods (Distance Learning) 
  • Cardiovascular Biology
  • Theory of Laboratory Research Methods 
  • Research project

After consulting with potential supervisors you will select a 6 month research project which will begin in January and end in July. The project will generally be laboratory-based within one of the research groups in the Institute of Cardiovascular Science. 

Being an integral member of an active research group will give you the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to ongoing cardiovascular research in Newcastle, and provide you with a real insight into how this research is conducted.

Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.

Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.

This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:

      • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
      • Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
      • Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
      • Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs

Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21

MSc:  Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma:  Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300

   

Tuition fees for International students 2020/21

MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540

Assessment

You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

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Careers Support for Postgraduate Students

Careers Network – We can help you get ahead in the job market and develop your career

We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area.