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MBPhD Programme

The UCL MBPhD Programme is looking for individuals with commitment, determination, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Departments and supervisors are extremely keen to recruit MBPhD students, who have a reputation for brains and dedication.  

The course is open to those who are currently undertaking an undergraduate medical course Year 1 and Year 2 in the United Kingdom with a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree.


The programme enables medical students to integrate a PhD with their clinical education and provides a structure for working across traditional boundaries between the laboratory bench and the clinical bedside.

Students will graduate with an M.B B.S. and a PhD.

Introduction by the Head of the Medical School

 The MB PhD programme allows a select group of students to develop their basic science skills from BSc to PhD whilst completing their undergraduate medical education. The programme at UCL is one of the oldest in the UK. Its strength comes from the huge breadth of high quality basic and clinical research in the School of Life and Medical Sciences at UCL and in our partner institutions: the MRC National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, the London Research Institute and the Francis Crick Institute. The programme offers some of the very best training environments in the world. We can offer projects that extend from basic molecular, structural and cellular biology through to 'big data' and clinical trials. The choice of disciplines is large and includes world leading programmes in neuroscience, infection and immunity, cardiovascular science and cancer. Our model is based on the success of MB-PhD programmes in the USA and it is my belief that there is no better way to prepare for a clinical academic career. I strongly commend this opportunity to students who have already developed a strong interest in medical research.

Professor David Lomas

Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Head of the UCL Medical School

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