Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education MPhil/PhD


Research areas:

  • Infection and population health
  • Epidemiology and public health
  • Primary care and population health
  • Clinical trials, meta-analyses and epidemiological studies
  • Evaluation of health care/population health interventions, services and systems
  • Health informatics and use of new technologies in health and health care
  • Health inequalities
  • Behavioural science and HIV
  • Life course influences and healthy ageing
  • Quantitative and qualitative research

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IRIS department: Institute of Epidemiology & Health


Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A relevant Master’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution is desirable.

English level expected: Standard

Application

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Fees


Funding

ESRC, MRC, MRC/ESRC, NIHR, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK, Wellcome Trust, National School of Primary Care and British Heart Foundation studentships have been secured in prior years.

Prospective research students should contact academic departments and research groups to enquire about further funded opportunities.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website


Career

Students graduating in the last three years have secured employment in local and central government, NHS Trusts and hospitals, clinical trial units and Public Health England (previously known as Health Protection Agency), as well as research posts at UCL and other Higher Education Institutes.


Employability

The Institute offers world-class education and training. It manages many of the UK’s largest, most comprehensive longitudinal data sets, and evaluates strategies for the prevention and treatment of physical and mental ill-health. It carries out innovative work on behaviour change, on the practice of primary care as well as leading applied health and health policy research.

The Institute produces graduates with the skills and knowledge sought after by government departments and public sector organisations worldwide, as well as leading academic institutions.

Networking

The Institute’s research departments collaborate with third sector and governmental organisations, as well as members of the media, both nationally and internationally to ensure the highest possible impact of their work beyond the academic community. Students are encouraged to do internships with relevant organisations where funding permits. Members of staff also collaborate closely with academics from leading institutions globally.


Next steps

Contact

Mr Andreas Opitz

T: +44 (0)20 3108 2097

Department

Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care

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Student View

"With the privilege of thorough teaching at UCL, I have become proficient in STATA and a wide range of advanced statistical modelling techniques, from ordered and multinomial logistic regression to survival analysis and multilevel models."

Ada Miltz

Degree: Research Degree: Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care

Student View

"Through my supervisors at UCL, I have had the opportunity to analyse data and co-author papers with a leading American research group in my field."

Lindsay Kobayashi

Degree: MPhil/PhD