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Key information

Qualification type

DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine

Subject areas

Age Studies Neuroscience / Neurobiology Geriatric Medical Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The range of research topics for our Ageing MD programme is diverse. They include: biology of ageing; age-related diseases; ageing health and society; technology; nutrition and oral health; and ethics. Increased life expectancy is one of the most notable human achievements of the last century. We are living longer, and our quality of life depends on healthy ageing. Older people are at increased risk of disease and disability. This can seriously affect their quality of life and impact on their families. This is why Newcastle's research and treatment of our ageing population is important for us all.

Supervision is normally available in the following areas: Biological mechanisms of ageing - Intrinsic cellular and molecular mechanisms and biomarkers of the ageing process; Clinical studies of age-related diseases - Experimental medicine and translation of basic science for patient benefits; Ageing health and society - The social dimensions of population ageing, and health care policy and provision; Technology for an ageing population - Research and development of innovative assistive technologies to support independence and quality of life; Nutrition and oral health - The role of nutritional factors in healthy ageing and the impacts of oral health; Ethics, philosophy and engagement - Ethics and principles underlying attempts to improve the quality of later life. This includes working with older people and their representative organisations.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 24 months | APR

Study mode

Full time


24 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fees: £4,327 - 15,127

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fees: £22,110 - £32,910

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should hold a MBBS, or an equivalent medical degree.

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 developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more