The Department offers one MSc course and has the capacity to host and support research degrees. We also occasionally run short courses. 

Research Degrees

Infection & Population Health provides an increasingly broad range of academic postgraduate research activities providing fields of study towards MPhil and PhD or MD degrees. 

There are currently several postgraduate research students in the department. 

Staff and students work in diverse fields, including: epidemiology and statistics, health services research, and laboratory science. 

The department has an excellent record of winning fellowship awards for postgraduate study, with grants from the Medical Research council (MRC), Wellcome Trust and Department of Health.

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Short Courses

The Department runs three short courses on approximately an annual basis.

Research Methods 

The annual 4-day course takes place on 18th-21st September 2017. Download

 course flyer (PDF)

Venue: Bloomsbury, London.

This intensive course is designed for doctors, nurses, healthcare worker

s and researchers with an interest in Sexual Health, HIV, Infectious Diseases and other medical specialties wishing to develop their research skills. Prior

 experience in research and statistics is an advantage but not essential.

The course aims to teach the following:

  • The principles of formulating a research question and designing a project
  • Qualitative, quantitative, bio-statistical and epidemiological research methods
  • A practical guide to research governance, ethical approval and good practice in research
  • How to critically appraise scientific literature
  • Presenting at conferences and getting scientific papers published

Fees (2016):

  • Standard rate fee £400.00
  • Reduced rate fee £300.00 (individuals from middle/low income countries, full-time students or unwaged).

Course fees include all tuition and materials, lunches and refreshments but please note accommodation is NOT included in the prices above.

How to book and pay: Please visit our Booking Webpage. Any issues, please contact Lydia Clinton

Research Methods Course contact:

Lydia Clinton

+44 (0)20 3108 2084



Methodological and Statistical Issues in Clinical HIV Research

This year’s course will take place on 17th to 21st July 2017 at the Royal Free Hospital, Lower Ground Floor Training Rooms 1 & 2, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF.

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The course is for healthcare professionals and those working in the pharmaceutical industry, who have an interest in HIV.  It is aimed at those with little or no prior statistical knowledge and typically includes:

· Basic introduction to statistical techniques and hypothesis testing

· The use of survival analysis in studies of HIV infection

· The design and analysis of randomised controlled trials for antiretroviral therapy

· The role of observational studies in HIV infection

· The analysis of HIV RNA data and the use of surrogate marker endpoints in HIV clinical trials

Prices are:

NHS/Academic £500

Pharmaceutical £1200

For more information please contact Pat Withington, Group Administrator, at p.withington@ucl.ac.uk

Introduction to cost-effectiveness analysis for Infectious Diseases

Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September 2017

This two day course will take place in the UCL Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF.

The course is for people working in health care settings, academic environments, industry and governmental and non-governmental organisations who wish to achieve a basic understanding of, and be able to interpret, cost effectiveness analyses in the context of infectious diseases, with particular focus on HIV. It will be assumed that participants have no prior knowledge of cost effectiveness analysis.   The course includes:

  • Principles of economic evaluation of health care programmes
  • Basic aspects of infectious disease modelling
  • The use and role of economic evaluations in helping to make decisions, with particular regard to infectious diseases

The course will be led by Dr Valentina Cambiano and Professor Andrew Phillips from UCL Institute for Global Health.   In addition, specific sessions will be led by Dr Loveleen Bansi (UCL), Professor John Cairns (LSHTM), Dr Tim Colbourn (UCL), Dr Alec Miners (LSHTM), Dr Jasmina Panovska-Griffith (UCL), Dr Elena Pizzo (UCL), Paul Revill (University of York), Dr Alison Rodger (UCL) and Professor Mark Sculpher (University of York). The course will be interactive and informal.

In order to maintain a low participant to tutor ratio, attendee numbers will be limited.


NHS/Academic:                                  £500

Pharmaceutical Industry:                    £1,000

Book here

Lunch and refreshments breaks will be included. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

For further information please contact: Pat Withington

Tel: 020 7794 0500, ext. 34871; email: p.withington@ucl.ac.uk

New Student Information

At the beginning of the 2016/17 academic year, there are several induction events open to new Research Degree students which can be found on the Research Degree Student Induction Programme

Current Student Information

General information for Postgraduate Taught and Research Degree Students can be found on the Institute's teaching pages

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