Medicine MPhil/PhD


Research areas:

The biomedical disciplines represented within the units of the Division of Medicine include:
  • Amyloidosis and acute phase proteins
  • Cardiovascular biology
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology and nutrition
  • Hepatology
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Medical imaging
  • Molecular cell biology
  • Molecular medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Obesity research
  • Radiochemistry
  • Respiratory research
  • Rheumatology.

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Entry requirements

A first or an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a university or educational institution of university rank, or a recognised taught Master’s degree.

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

  • UK/EU Full-time: £4,500
  • Overseas Full-time: £20,900

Funding

Research council studentships and fellowships are occasionally available for MPhil/PhD students. Opportunities may also exist for studentships funded by the Division of Medicine and the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Scholarships available for this department

Jean Ginsburg Scholarship

For current students studying Obstetrics and Gynaecology or Endocrinology at the Royal Free Hospital and UCL. This award is based on financial need and was founded in memory of Dr Jean Ginsburg who was on of the first women to graduate from St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London. Students wishing to apply for this scholarship must contact their Head of Department.

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


Career

Recent graduates have taken up clinical, academic, postdoctoral and scientific advisory positions in the public and private sectors, nationally and internationally.


Employability

UCL has an impressive graduate employment rate with approximately 90% of alumni in employment or further study six months after graduating (HESA, 2010). In addition to the immediate career prospects, alumni have progressed to positions in leadership in many areas including academia, the health services and industry.

Networking

The division runs several seminar programmes that attract high-profile national and international external speakers. There is an annual careers event for students, which includes alumni, industry, healthcare and scientific publishing representatives. In addition, academics in the division have numerous national and international collaborative links with academic and commercial organisations. Together these provide students with broad opportunities for networking and career development.


Next steps

Contact

Ms Tricia O’Dell

T: +44 (0)20 7679 0752

Department

Division of Medicine

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Prospectus subject

Medicine

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Medical Sciences


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