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Global Health MPhil/PhD

Our MPhil/PhD programme offers opportunities to students from a range of backgrounds to explore topics within a broad global health agenda. The programme aims to equip students for the diversity and demands of a career in global health.

Key Information

Modes and duration

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

Programme start date

September 2016

Tuition Fees (2016/17)

UK/EU:
£4,770 (FT) £2,385 (PT)
Overseas:
£22,180 (FT) £11,090 (PT)

Application dates

Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. You should contact our Institute Manager, Dimitra Stamogiannou (d.stamogiannou@ucl.ac.uk) before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.
Fees note: All fees quoted are for new students only for 2016 entry. Fees for subsequent years are subject to increase by approximately 3-5%.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree and a Master's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Applicants who do not hold a Master's degree but who have extensive relevant work experience should contact Stella Fusco, Senior Research Degrees Administrator (stella.fusco@ucl.ac.uk).

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.

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.

Select your country:

Overview

Our multidisciplinary team can support students wanting to conduct research in a wide range of topics (see below) and using different methodologies. We are especially interested in students who will collect data in a low- or middle-income country and we welcome students with good, original ideas for a PhD project.

Research areas

  • Adolescent Health
  • Child Healthand Development
  • Climate Change and the Environment
  • Disability
  • Economics of Global Health & Development
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Newborn Health
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Population & Family Planning
  • Quality of Care
  • Urban Health
  • Women's & Reproductive Health

Funding

Several studentships are available for MPhil/PhD research funded by the Child Health Research PhD programme.

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.

African Graduate Scholarship

Value:
Variable (1 year)
Eligibility:
Overseas students
Criteria:

SLMS Student Conference Fund

Value:
(1)
Eligibility:
UK, EU, Overseas students
Criteria:

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website

Careers

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
  • Researcher and Lecturer, University of Geneva
  • Technical Officer, Options UK Consultancy
  • Lecturer, University of Liverpool

Employability

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.

Networking

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

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.

Application deadlines

Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. You should contact our Institute Manager, Dimitra Stamogiannou (d.stamogiannou@ucl.ac.uk) before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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