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)
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.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
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.
- 1 year
- The candidate must be an African national and a permanent resident of an African nation. The scheme offers a substantial scholarship towards UCL tuition fees, accommodation and some living costs. The candidate must also be able to provide evidence that he/she has secured other sources of funding for traveling to and from the UK.
- 1 year
- Eligibility: Home/EU applicants who have an unconditional or conditional offer to study the MSc in Global Health and Development, including the TropEd route, full time or modular/flexible.
More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website
PhD students enter a range of careers, from academia (post-doctoral 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)
- Management Training Programme, HSBC (2010)
- Technical Officer, Options UK Consultancy (2013)
- Lecturer, University of Liverpool (2013)
UCL’s Institute for Global Health 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 many-sided approach global health PhDs are able to take to the complex problems they are tackling will foster skills and contacts useful for your future career.
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 › 84 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.
Who can apply?
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now