Our PhD students have excellent networking opportunities across UCL, nationally and internationally. On graduating, they progress to postdoctoral positions at home and abroad, work in industry or clinical, health and educational professions.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2018/19)
- £5060 (FT) £2530 (PT)
- £23540 (FT) £11760 (PT)
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.
Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second-class first degree in a relevant subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicant should also have a commitment to, and demonstrated ability in, research. Often your previous experience and performance, such as in an undergraduate or a Master's research project, will show whether research is right for you and you are right for research.
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: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
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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We are the world's leading integrated department of applied psychology, focusing on the implementation of groundbreaking research to improve development, education, and mental and physical wellbeing in individuals and social groups. We use a broad range of scientific approaches to advance understanding and practice across these domains. The department has an exceptional track record of influencing policy in the delivery of health, education, and social care.
- Psychological Therapy
- Health and Wellbeing
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
The majority of PhD students go on to postdoctoral positions and academic careers at institutions in the UK, EU and USA.
Recent career destinations for this degree
- Child Co-ordinator, Anna Freud Centre
- Clinical Researcher, Tavistock and Portman Clinic (NHS)
- Postdoctoral Researcher, FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia)
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (University of Leuven)
- DClinPsy Clinical Psychology, UCL
The department has research collaborations with many institutions including the Anna Freud Centre and Yale Child Study Centre. We also invite speakers from external institutions and professionals working for health services to give lectures to our students.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL is the top-ranked university for research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
The Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology has external networks with the UK National Health Service and schools. There are also regular research seminars with internal and external experts in the field of psychology and neuroscience. The Doctoral School also plays an active role in offering courses in developing research skills and public engagement (e.g. media training).
Department: Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology
Student / staff numbers
› 65 staff
Staff/student numbers information correct as of 1 August 2017.
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology
83% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
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.
- All applicants
- 30 June 2018
- Scholarship applicants
- 8 January 2018
To be considered for competitive funding awarded by UCL, applications must arrive by 6 January. Applications must be complete with references, so please allow time for references to be submitted. Applicants need to have already identified a member of staff who has agreed to supervise you. Applications are rated by two academic staff members; suitable candidates present their research proposal at an interview. Offers are normally made within one month of interview.
If other sources of funding are being considered, it is still in your interest to apply by the early January deadline, but later applications may be considered. Applications should be made no later than 30 June for entry in September/October of the same year. Interviews for places not funded by UCL may take place at any time until late summer.
Part-time PhD applications are considered in a single annual round: applications complete with references must be submitted by 30 June, for a September/October start date.
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now