MSc Clinical and Health Sciences with Molecular Pathology Bursaries



For 2017/18, there are a number of bursaries available each worth up to a maximum £2,430 which equates to the Postgraduate Certificate programme tuition fee for the Clinical and Health Sciences with Molecular Pathology programme. These sponsored places are available through the MRC/EPSRC-funded Newcastle Molecular Pathology Node (

The Node is one of six in the UK and is an exciting partnership between Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals (NUTH) Foundation Trust to drive advances in Molecular Pathology and bring research back into the heart of pathology laboratories. It is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in response to the MRC Molecular Pathology Review ( As such, UK-based applicants will be given priority for funding allocation, however we welcome applications from EU and International students.

How to apply

You can apply for a bursary at the same time that you apply for a place on the PG Certificate, PG Diploma or MSc programme on our Online Application Portal (  

Your personal statement should include the following information:

• The importance of molecular pathology in modern healthcare (maximum 500 words)

• Your reasons and motivation for wanting to undertake this programme 

• How successfully completing the programme will assist your personal and professional development 

• What are the likely patient and/or organisation benefits that will result from you successfully completing the programme? 

If you are applying for funding, please submit your application by 5pm Friday 11th August 2017. You will be notified of the outcome by Friday 1st September 2017.  If you have any queries on this process, please contact us ( 

Terms and conditions

• Students can apply for the PG Certificate, PG Diploma or MSc in Clinical and Health Sciences in Molecular Pathology.

• Applicants who are successfully awarded funding must study both of the two molecular pathology-specific modules in their first year of study.

• Applicants who are successfully awarded funding will be required to contribute to course evaluation. This may include an interview on completion of the course.