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Child Health MD(Res)

Our MDRes programme provides excellent training, giving students with comprehensive research opportunities in children’s fundamental and translational research. The ICH is a word-class Institute, producing highly employable graduates, with modern attitudes and experience in core research skills, collaboration and networking. Successful careers within the NHS and clinical academia within the UK and overseas can therefore be expected.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
Overseas:
£21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)

Application deadlines

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 below) 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.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for registration for the MD(Res) degree, a candidate must have obtained the MBBS degrees of the University of London or some other registerable primary qualification in Medicine and be eligible for full registration or hold limited registration with the General Medical Council (GMC).

English Language Requirements

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.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Overview

The Institute has new Academic Research Programmes and these provide very broad opportunities to study with world-class experts in the research areas below:

Research areas

  • Developmental Biology and Cancer
  • Developmental Neurosciences
  • Genetics and Genomics Medicine
  • Infection, Immunity, Inflammation and Physiological Medicine
  • Population, Policy and Practice
  • Rare Diseases (cross-cutting Theme)

Funding

MDRes students are generally employed as clinicians during their degrees.

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Child Health Research PhD Studentships

Value:
UK/EU fees plus stipend ()
Eligibility:
UK, EU, Overseas students
Criteria:
Based on academic merit

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website

Careers

The MDRes provides a basis for clinical graduates to complete their clinical and/or research training, and many progress on to successful academic clinical careers.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital (2011)
  • Ophthalmologist, NHS Guy’s & St. Thomas Hospital (2012)
  • Consultant Neontologist, UCL Hospital
  • Doctor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Cardiologist, Heart Centre Leipzig

Employability

Our programmes produce highly employable graduates, over 80% of whom enter the workforce immediately, thanks to the prestige accorded to the institute by employers. Students are trained to the highest research standards, and benefit from the UCL skills training programme.

Networking

A modern research career is based on core research skills, collaboration and networking. Students who gain networking skills early on can benefit greatly in their careers in academia and in the private sector. Students are supervised by internationally-recognised research leaders, and are encouraged to attend local, national and international conferences which provide opportunities to network with peers and research leaders. Many research teams have close links with industry and/or GOSH and the wider NHS.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The MDRes programme aims to provide research training to doctorate level for very promising clinicians who are eligible for full, or hold limited, GMC registration. Our aim is to build capacity in children's fundamental and translational research for the decades to come. We have a range of opportunities for study and a particularly strong support structure for students and supervisors. A wide range of projects are available for prospective students who wish to study for a MDRes within a clinical setting over a period of 2-4 years. A demonstration of the diverse range of research projects which are currently available at the Institute of Child Health can be found on the website.

Student / staff ratios › 370 staff › 198 taught students › 165 research students

Department: Institute of Child Health

Degree reviews

Student review

"Within the Institute of Child Health at UCL, I have been impressed at the variety of research and the many opportunities to attend interesting lectures, learn about other's research and attend skills courses to enhance my experience."

Julie Duncan

Subject: Respiratory Physiology MD(Res)

Application and next steps

Applications

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?

Application deadlines

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 below) 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.

For more information see our Applications page.

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