Research Opportunities

MPhil / PhD

Come to our OPEN EVENING ON 12TH MARCH 2014. Click the link on the left menu for more information and to register for this event.

The research degree programme at the Institute for Global Health aims to provide interesting, challenging and excellent training for exceptional students so that they may successfully pursue careers in research, training, medicine, child health or public health. Students are initially registered for an MPhil, upgrading to a PhD subject to satisfactory academic progress.


MPhil/PhD research in IGH normally has an international dimension, often with field work carried out abroad. The programme lasts three years, if taken full-time, or five years if part-time.  Students, with help from their supervisory committees, finalise their research proposal during the first year. This may require travel to the study site to collect preliminary data, pilot questionnaires etc.

Further information about our students and their projects which have either been undertaken, are currently in progress, or are upcoming can be found on our staff page.

IGH also runs a seminar programme, which on a weekly basis provides an opportunity for our research community to meet and share experiences and ideas through presentations. The unit has an interdisciplinary approach and a closely connected MPhil/PhD and wider research network, which are kept in communication through weekly seminars, electronic forums and the unit’s support staff, both academic and administrative. At a broader level, through the UCL Graduate School and the Institute of Child Health, students partaking in the MPhil/PhD programme are also able to pursue a wide range of academic and professional skills training courses. 

  • Please visit the ICH page for further details and how to apply.

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