Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology MPhil/PhD

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.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 years

Programme start date

September 2016

Tuition Fees (2016/17)

£4,770 (FT) £2,385 (PT)
£22,180 (FT) £11,090 (PT)

Application dates

All applicants
Close: 30 June 2016
Scholarship applicants
Close: 16 January 2016

Entry Requirements

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.

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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Our research spans all stages of human development (birth to old age) and a wide range of psychological and social contexts. Methods range from neuroscience (e.g. fMRI) through to qualitative research.

Research areas

  • Neuroscience
  • Psychological Therapy
  • Society
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Children


Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) 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.


The majority of PhD students go on to postdoctoral positions and academic careers at institutions in the UK, EU and USA.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Research Associate, UCL (2014)
  • Trainee Clinical Psychologist, UCL (2013)
  • Senior Lecturer, King's College London (2013)
  • Health Psychologist, City University (2013)
  • Post-doctoral research fellow, KU Leuven (2013)


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.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL is the top-ranked university for research in psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience. 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).

Student / staff ratios › 122 staff including 65 postdocs › 259 taught students › 74 research students

Department: Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
30 June 2016
Scholarship applicants
16 January 2016
Applications for competitive funding awarded by UCL must arrive by 16 January in the year you wish to start. If other sources of funding are being considered, it is still in your interest to apply by the 16 January deadline, but later applications can sometimes be considered. Applications should be made as soon as possible, and not later than 30 June for entry in September.

For more information see our Applications page.

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