Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
- £21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)
A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a recognised Master’s degree in an appropriate subject.
English language requirement: Good
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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Equivalent qualifications for Algeria
Across the division there are a wealth of graduate programmes that will bring students into the department. Students interested in studying for a PhD should approach academic staff individually, as there are a variety of interdepartmental opportunities to write grant applications for funding.
In addition, students may apply for any one of the programmes listed that seems suitable for the skills and interests of the applicant.
Students may apply to more than one PhD programme at the same time.
More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website
Top career destinations for this degree
- Stanford University, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2011,
- University of Zurich, Lecturer, 2011,
- MIND Institute, University of California at Davies, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2013,
- University of Connecticut, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2013,
- EPSRC, Portfolio Manager, 2013,
UCL is an internationally recognised and respected institution. A graduate degree from UCL opens up numerous national and international work opportunities. Most of our graduate students pursue very successful careers in science, the media and medicine.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The groups at UCL are world leading, generating seminal contributions to their fields of study. Students working in the labs are welcomed into vibrant groups of enthusiasts, exposed to a wealth of expertise in an extraordinary open and collaborative scientific community. Access to help in almost any consivable area is available in the extensive network of scientists that make up the UCL scientific community.
Within the departments there are regular lab meetings, project presentations, journal clubs, student led symposia and other opportunities to hone presentation skills and training, extended through regular seminars from experts from around the world, and locally organised international symposia.
Student / staff ratios › 34 staff › 0 taught students › 73 research students
Department: Cell and Developmental Biology
"I became interested in developmental biology during my BSc, and wanted to pursue this area of research in a PhD (and hopefully a career!). Within the field, CDB is a major centre of research, and the 4 year PhD studentship programme seemed perfect for what I wanted to do. I contacted my current supervisor within the department, and she encouraged me to apply."
Elizabeth WardSubject: Cell and Developmental Biology PhD
"The environment at UCL for research in my field (neuroscience) is unparalleled. Across UCL, there is not only tremendous breadth in neuroscience (molecular, cellular, systems, cognitive, computational), but also amazing depth. UCL's neuroscience community is so large and so diverse that even after 10 years at UCL I am still discovering colleagues here whose work is somehow directly relevant to my own."
Dr Jennifer LindenSubject: I supervise PhD and MSc students from the Ear Institute and also from the departments of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology; Cell and Developmental Biology; Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences; and the Institute of Ophthalmology. I also teach topics related to hearing on MSc and BSc modules in many of these departments.
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now