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12 months

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Immunology (Microbiology)

Course type


Course Summary


You'll develop your own bespoke course with our broad range of taught modules. You'll then have a 24-week research project.

Research is the foundation of our teaching. Course content changes to reflect:

  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback

You'll study in a competitive research area. You'll work in academia but also have opportunities in industry.

What you'll learn

You'll study subject-specific content in immunobiology research. You'll add to these modules from a broad range of complementary options.

Your 24-week research project comprises the major element of the course. You'll receive supervision from an expert academic researcher in the field.


Graduates from the Faculty of Medical Sciences MRes at Newcastle have undertaken a wide range of roles. This includes: project manager, research associate, associate consultant, senior analysts, research scientist, Marie Curie early stage researcher, clinical research associate, medical information and patient safety executive, medical writer, medical doctor, research laboratory technician, sales representative, immunology development manager.


MRes Project (110 Credits) - Core
Applied Immunobiology of Human Disease (20 Credits) - Core
Research Skills and Principles for the Biosciences (10 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: a life science or related discipline or an MBBS/BDS degree. This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master's degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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