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Infection and Immunity MPhil/PhD

We offer research training of the highest standards in Infection and Immunity with the aim of forming the future leaders in the field. the PIs offering projects are internationally recognised leaders in infection and immunity, providing a unique opportunity for networking and furthers the students career.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3/4 years
  • Part-time: 5 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

A first class degree, or a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a Russell Group University, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or an appropriate Master’s degree.

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

MRC studentships, usually 2–3 each year. Further information is available at www.ucl.ac.uk/infection-immunity/mrc_ucl-centre.

Graduate Scholarships for MSc Molecular Medicine

Value:
£3,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective UK and EU students for the MSc in Molecular Medicine.

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Oxford University, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, 2013,
  • La Jolla University, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, 2013,
  • Harvard University, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, 2012,

Employability

A strength of the division is its position at the interface between basic research and clinical medicine, fostered by UCL Partners, a consortium bringing together UCL with major Trust hospitals in the area. Basic research in infection and immunology is also strong in the division. About 50% of graduates carry on in academia and another 25% choose the medical field as clinician scientists or research scientists in translational research areas. UCL's reputation is also benefits those graduates who choose to enter trial management, science writing/publishing, biotech/pharma, or intellectual/property/patent law.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The PhD programme offers rotations into three labs so that students can make an informed choice on the project. We have weekly internal seminars and a yearly PhD colloquium where PhD students present their results. A postgraduate club runs on a term basis where invited speakers, who are leaders in their field (academia, pharma, biotech, law, politics, etc), discuss their career experience. These initiatives facilitate networking and help students to become part of a community in the division.

In addition to the primary supivisor, there is a thesis commity composed of more than two senior faculty memvers with expertise in the area of the project. Through regular meetings with the student, the thesis committee provides advice and support.

Student / staff ratios › 35 staff › 70 taught students › 98 research students

Department: Division of Infection & Immunity

Degree reviews

Student review

"I am convinced that this degree programme will give me a set of skills and a way of thinking that will enable me to apply myself in a wide range of career opportunities."

Therese Liechtenstein

Subject: Infection and Immunity MPhil/PhD

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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