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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Women's Health (Institute for)

The Institute for Women’s Health is an internationally recognised centre of excellence, allowing students to work at the cutting edge of research. Our students learn from, and contribute to, the broader objectives in women’s health in basic and clinical science, and develop research skills as well as generic and transferable skills. The Institute houses the UK’s largest group of academics working in Women’s Health. Ongoing work includes the largest individually randomised trial ever performed (over 200,000 women screened for ovarian cancer), highly innovative work in gene therapy in pregnancy, and policy research in preconception care.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Women's Health MD(Res) FT2, PT2
Women's Health MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine MSc/PG Dip FT, FX
Reproductive Science and Women's Health MSc/PG Dip FT, FX

Student/staff ratios

  • 79 staff
  • 51 taught students
  • 26 research students


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Student View

"The careers events organised as part of the MSc were a good chance to network, as representatives from academia, industry and clinical practice were all present to talk about the opportunities available to graduates in their respective areas."

Chelsea Buck

Degree: Reproductive Science and Women's Health MSc

Staff View

"UCL is highly central and a focus for other academics. Close collaboration across the three main universities with medical schools is excellent and London is a destination for many international visitors, which increases the sense of academic community in my discipline."

Professor Neil Marlow

Professor of Neonatal Medicine