Our Medical Sciences MSc provides you with a broad education in medical sciences at Master’s level. A major strength of the course is its clinical and translational nature. Expert scientists and clinicians from the Faculty of Medical Sciences deliver the taught modules.

Our Research
Clinical Medicine in UK top 10 for overall quality of research.
Research Excellence Framework 2014

89% of our students surveyed in the PTES said that their expectations had been met or exceeded
Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2013

The Medical Sciences MSc has a flexible modular structure that is designed to provide a broad-based training in current knowledge and research in medical sciences, medicine and dentistry. You are encouraged to tailor your course to suit your background, interests and career aspirations. This is done through selection of three taught modules in the first semester and your choice of dissertation research topic, upon which you will work full-time in the third semester. You will be supervised for your dissertation in a Research Institute or associated NHS department.

As a student on this course you will:

study diverse aspects of medical sciences, through structured, subject-based modules
acquire advanced knowledge and critical awareness in different areas of medical sciences and medicine
acquire knowledge and develop understanding of aspects of medical sciences research practice and of relevant legal, ethical and safety considerations
gain experience of hypothesis-led medical research endeavours through personal involvement in a dissertation
engage in research, analysis and presentation of research findings, and presentation of scientific hypotheses, data and interpretation in the context of current scientific and medical literature
The Faculty of Medical Sciences is a recognised national centre of excellence. It brings together internationally acknowledged research in clinical care, medicine, dentistry, pure science and engineering to tackle challenges in health and healthcare. Key research areas include:

stem cells
cell biology
drug development
medicine in society
oral health
Quality and Ranking
We rank in the top 100 for Medicine – QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

Personal tutors
You will be given a personal tutor shortly after registration. The role of your personal tutor is to support you during your time at Newcastle. Your personal tutor will discuss your academic progress, career intentions and any issues that concern you. They will also act as your academic referee. You should arrange to meet your personal tutor in the orientation and induction week, or as early as possible.