Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
- £21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)
A UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
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 applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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Equivalent qualifications for Algeria
There may be funding opportunities through individual research grants from various sources.
More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website
Top career destinations for this degree
- King Fahd Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Cochlear Implant Specialis, 2013,
- Carpmaels & Ransford LLP Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Trainee Patent Attorney, 2013,
- John Hopkins University, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012,
- UCL Ear Institute, Lecturer, 2011,
- University of Western Ontario, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011,
Research students who study at the Ear Institute are exposed to a unique and truly multi-disciplinary environment in a world-class institution. As expected, academic employers across the world recognise the strength of the Institute and the employability of students is therefore greatly enhanced. The excellence of the training environment is also recognised by non-academic employers e.g. with recent students obtaining prestigious positions in government departments and in patenting law. In addition, the engagement with leading manufacturers and suppliers of audiological devices and pharmaceutical companies provides excellent employment opportunities for students.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Ear Institute has multiple state-of-the-art laboratories specialising in cell and molecular biology, genetics, auditory function, imaging, auditory processing and cognitive neuroscience. Together with its location next to the largest ENT Hospital in the U.K. this provides a wonderful training environment for prospective research students, both clinical and non-clinical. However, what makes it exceptional is the interaction between these laboratories and scientists to create research that is both novel and distinct.
All research students benefit from this interaction to develop wider technical 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
"Conducting research at UCL also provided an opportunity to meet other professionals and researchers in workshops and conferences held both within the institute and at international meetings. It also provided the opportunity to discuss new research ideas and findings with top researchers and start collaborative work."
Shaza SalehSubject: Ear Institute PhD
"The environment at UCL for research in my field (neuroscience) is unparalleled. Across UCL, there is not only tremendous breadth in neuroscience (molecular, cellular, systems, cognitive, computational), but also amazing depth. UCL's neuroscience community is so large and so diverse that even after 10 years at UCL I am still discovering colleagues here whose work is somehow directly relevant to my own."
Dr Jennifer LindenSubject: I supervise PhD and MSc students from the Ear Institute and also from the departments of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology; Cell and Developmental Biology; Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences; and the Institute of Ophthalmology. I also teach topics related to hearing on MSc and BSc modules in many of these departments.
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.
Who can apply?
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