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Musculoskeletal Ageing MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Geriatric Medical Studies Neuroscience / Neurobiology Age Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) MRes is a research-based course with a taught component. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

The course is designed for students with a BSc in the life sciences or another science discipline. It is also for intercalating and qualified MBBS or BDS students. You can study the course as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

What you'll learn

The taught component of the course includes musculoskeletal ageing specific content. This content is delivered as a series of e-learning modules provided by Newcastle University and also the CIMA partner universities of Liverpool and Sheffield. You will also receive training in general research principles and in professional and key skills.

You will also receive:

training in general research principles
training in professional and key skills
peer mentoring from current CIMA PhD students.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The module will aim to introduce students to the basic principles of nutrition and the relevance of nutrition to healthy ageing. The module covers dietary constituents, energy & nutrient handling, assessment of nutritional status, energy balance and the dietary determinants of disease. All material will be taught with an emphasis on ageing. The module is delivered through lectures accessed through e-learning, problem solving exercises and directed independent study.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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.