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Ear Institute MD(Res)

The Ear Institute contains arguably the greatest breadth of auditory scientists housed in a single institution in the world. This multi-disciplinary environment provides a unique chance to undertake research and receive world class training in state-of-the-art techniques. Interacting with different specialities is encouraged providing greater opportunities for career development.

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 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

MD(Res) applicants must have obtained the MBBS degree (or equivalent) and be eligible for registration with the UK General Medical Council.

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

There may be funding opportunities through individual research grants from various sources.

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Top career destinations for this degree

  • National University of Singapore (NUS), Assistant Programme Director MSc (Aud), 2012,
  • National University Hospital, Singapore (NUH), Prinicipal Audiologist, 2012,
  • NHS, Consultant Otolaryngologist and Head & Neck Surgeon, 2011,
  • NHS, Core Surgical Trainee, 2009,

Employability

Research students who study at the Ear Institute are exposed to a unique and truly multi-disciplinary environment in a world-class institution. Clinical and academic employers across the world recognise the growing strength of the Institute and the employability of students is enhanced by this. Several students secure positions in hospitals and government departments. In addition, the engagement with leading manufacturers and suppliers of audiological devices provides excellent employment opportunities for students.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The Institute has multiple state-of-the-art laboratories specialising in cell and molecular biology, genetics, auditory function, imaging, auditory processing and cognitive neuroscience. Its close collaboration with the largest ENT Hospital in the UK and UCL partner hospitals provides a wonderful training environment for clinical research students. What makes it exceptional is the interaction between these laboratories, scientists and clinicians, to create research that is novel, distinct, of high clinical impact and with strong potential to translate into clinical practice.

All research students benefit from this interaction to develop skills and knowledge base that enables their future career development whether academic, clinical or other.

Student / staff ratios › 60 staff › 55 taught students › 32 research students

Department: Ear Institute

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.

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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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