Dr Angela C Poulter
Tel: 020 7679 6050
Dr Suzy Buckley
Tel: 0207 679 0835
Dr Sioban SenGupta
Graduate Tutor for Research Students
Tel: 020 7679 6071
About Graduate Research at the Institute
The Institute for Women's Health provides a multi-disciplinary and cross cutting environment for PhD and MD(Res) students, covering several themes including gynaecological cancer, bioinformatics, reproductive medicine, prenatal genetics, maternal and fetal medicine, and neonatology.
The Institute fosters an academic environment in which
students can develop and pursue research at the highest level of
accomplishment. It provides opportunities for graduate study at the
forefront of basic science and clinical/translational research, in an
internationally recognised centre of academic excellence. It seeks to
develop research and academic skills of scholarship and to enable
students to contribute to and learn from the broader objectives in
women's health. In conjunction with the UCL Graduate School, the
programme develops and fosters not only the specific skills required in a
particular area of research, but also generic and transferable skills
that enable students to compete in the broadest range of career
An Environment for Research and Scholarship
The UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health provides research and clinical facilities of high calibre, including access to high-throughput proteomic, genomic, endocrine, cell and molecular laboratories, and clinical and experimental neuro-imaging facilities. We also have extensive collaborative links with both Physiology and Anatomy. This environment is further enriched by the UCLH Phase 2 Maternity Hospital, opened in 2008, and the location of some Institute research in the Cancer Institute.
About our PhD and MD(Res) Programmes
The aim of our PhD programme is to develop critical
thinking independent researchers with a good knowledge of research
methodologies, relevant theoretical knowledge, and transferable skills
that will enable critical analysis and the application of these skills
to improve scientific understanding within the research community by
disseminating findings in peer reviewed journals.
The standard period for a full-time PhD at UCL is three years, with completion within four years at most. Part-time students register for five years and must complete within seven years.
Our MD(Res) programme aims likewise aims to develop critical thinking independent researchers with good knowledge of research methodologies and skills that will enable critical analysis and application of scientific knowledge to their clinical practice.
Most students undertaking study for an MD(Res) are employed as clinical fellows and will register part-time. Whether studying full or part-time, MD(Res) students register for two years and must complete within three years (full-time) or four years (part-time).
Information for Prospective Research Students
Identifying Research Opportunities
UCL provides comprehensive guidance for prospective graduate students on the Information for Prospective Students pages of the UCL Graduate Prospectus. There is a particularly helpful guidance document there on contacting potential supervisors.
Graduate research opportunities exist across the breadth of
the Institute. These opportunities can be explored, and potential
supervisors identified, by accessing our academic research pages.
Prospective students are welcome to contact potential supervisors directly to discuss possible research projects or can contact Dr Angela Poulter, Senior Teaching Administrator (email@example.com), for further information.
Making an application
For further information on studying for a graduate research degree and to make an application, see the UCL Graduate Prospectus.
Scholarships & Funding
The School of Life and Medical Sciences Academic Careers Office
pages on Biomedical Academic Training also gives advice on selecting
your supervisor, developing your project, and finding funding.
For more information on the career destinations of our graduate students see our employability page.
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