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Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT)
Overseas:
£21,530 (FT)

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 in Next steps, right) 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

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in any area of the mathematical, physical, computer, engineering or life sciences from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. For students from the life science, some mathematics experience is necessary (e.g. a minimum of an 'A' grade for A Level mathematics). Progression to the PhD element depends on successfully passing the MRes programme in the first year.

English language requirement: Standard

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 equivalencies

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

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Funding

Studentships are available from CoMPLEX UCL, BBSRC, British Heart Foundation, EPSRC, MRC, Renishaw Plc., Child Health Research Appeal Trust, National Physical Laboratory, AstraZeneca, Annals of Human Genetics and the Sackler Institute. Doctoral Training Centre Studentships provide full funding for four years (for UK and limited EU places).

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Public Health England, Research Scientist in Multi Criteria Decision Analysis, 2009,
  • John Higgins laboratory in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Research Fellow, 2009,
  • Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, BRC Statistical Modeller, 2008,
  • Gloucester Research, London, Software Developer, 2007,
  • Harvard Medical School, Research Fellow, 2008,

Employability

CoMPLEX management has undertaken market research and built upon relationships with existing and new partners within academia and industry, to develop our existing CoMPLEX programme. so that it continues to be designed specifically to provide training that meets market needs. Graduates have excellent publication outputs, this, together with CoMPLEX's international reputation means that graduates are and will continue to be recognised when entering the job market. Some of our graduates have already established leadership roles in interdisciplinary science, e.g. Assistant Professor in Physics, Stanford University.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Student / staff ratios › 295 staff › 15 taught students › 59 research students

Department: Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology

Degree reviews

Staff review

"In London, and at UCL in particular, I am surrounded by excellent colleagues who have helped me to shape my research in numerous ways. At least half of the techniques we use today in the laboratory were unknown to me until I joined UCL and started collaborating with colleagues."

Professor Matteo Carandini

Subject: I contribute to programmes such as Neuroscience MSc, Biology of Vision MSc and Brain and Mind Sciences MSc. I also contribute to PhD programmes such as the one offered by CoMPLEX, and in Neuroscience.
Alumni review

"I found my position at the Massachusetts General Hospital through a networking event organised by UCL. When I was a PhD student, my department organised a student exchange with the Systems Biology Department at Harvard University."

Lorette Noiret

Subject: CoMPLEX PhD
Staff review

"I enjoy the continual interaction with people of a high intellectual calibre from many different disciplines. At UCL one is in the centre of things"

Dr Jonathan Chubb

Subject: MRC LMCB, CoMPLEX, BBSRC DTP

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 in Next steps, right) 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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