Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
- £21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)
Candidates require a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A relevant Master’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution is desirable.
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, with 6.5 in each subtest
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.
Select your country:
- Adolescent Health
- Child Healthand Development
- Climate Change and the Environment
- Economics of Global Health & Development
- Infectious Diseases
- Newborn Health
- Non-Communicable Diseases
- Population & Family Planning
- Quality of Care
- Urban Health
- Women's & Reproductive Health
Several studentships are available for MPhil/PhD research funded by the Child Health Research PhD programme.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed 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.
- Variable (1 year)
- Overseas students
- UK, EU, Overseas students
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
PhD students enter a range of careers, from academia (postdoctoral studies) to research or policy in governmental and non-governmental organisations
Top career destinations for this degree
- Research Associate, King's College London (2011)
- Researcher and Lecturer, University of Geneva (2011)
- Technical Officer, Options UK Consultancy (2013)
- Lecturer, University of Liverpool (2013)
UCL’s Institute for Global Health (IGH) offers a unique environment for cross-disciplinary study as well as the opportunity to engage with peers and staff with professional experience in many different domains of global health, including research, programme management, policy and advocacy. This exposure and the innovative and multi-faceted approach taken during the PhD programme will enable students to tackle complex problems which will in turn foster skills and contacts useful for their future careers.
PhD students will have access to the extensive international network of opportunities which has been developed by IGH staff.
Students will also become part of a new network of PhD students in global health from across UCL.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The research degree programme at the Institute for Global Health (IGH) aims to provide excellent, interesting, challenging training for exceptional students so that they may successfully pursue careers in research, training, medicine, child health or public health. MPhil/PhD research in the IGH normally has an international dimension, often with field work carried out abroad. This may require travel to the study site to collect preliminary data. The IGH also runs a seminar programme, which on a weekly basis provides an opportunity for our research community to meet and share experiences and ideas through presentations.
Student / staff ratios › 33 staff › 83 taught students › 10 research students
Department: Institute for Global Health
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.
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now