Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £4,770 (FT) £2,385 (PT)
- £22,180 (FT) £11,090 (PT)
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: 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:
- Infection and population health
- Epidemiology and public health
- Primary care and population health
- Clinical trials, meta-analyses and epidemiological studies
- Evaluation of health care/population health interventions, services and systems
- Health informatics and use of new technologies in health and health care
- Health inequalities
- Behavioural science and HIV
- Life course influences and healthy ageing
- Quantitative and qualitative research
The following studentships have been secured in previous years: ESRC, MRC, MRC/ESRC, NIHR, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK, Wellcome Trust, National School of Primary Care and British Heart Foundation.
Prospective research students should contact academic departments and research groups to enquire about further funded opportunities.
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.
- UK, EU, Overseas students
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
In the last three years graduates have secured employment in local and central government, NHS trusts and hospitals, clinical trial units and Public Health England (previously known as Health Protection Agency), as well as research posts at UCL and other higher education institutes.
Top career destinations for this degree
- Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Researcher, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley
- Research Associate, UCL
- Research Associate, Queen Mary University London, Barts and the London School of Medicine
- Researcher, MRC Clinical Trials Unit
The institute produces graduates with the skills and knowledge sought after by government departments and public sector organisations worldwide, as well as leading academic institutions.
The institute’s research departments collaborate with third sector and governmental organisations, as well as members of the media, both nationally and internationally to ensure the highest possible impact of their work beyond the academic community. Students are encouraged to do internships with relevant organisations where funding permits. Members of staff also collaborate closely with academics from leading institutions globally.
Why study this degree at UCL?
This degree programme is unique because of the quality of the research conducted in the department and because of the range of projects and disciplines practiced by staff, which facilitates an extremely broad view of research and broad training and development for students. Within one department there are social scientists, clinicians, psychologists, statisticians, epidemiologists and clinical trialists. Many students pursue projects that include a range of different research methodologies and the range of skills available among staff in the department means that supervision can be provided for all. Consequently, students can graduate with a very broad range of expertise.
The Institute offers world-class education and training. It manages many of the UK’s largest, most comprehensive longitudinal data sets, and evaluates strategies for the prevention and treatment of physical and mental ill health. It carries out innovative work on behaviour change, on the practice of primary care as well as leading applied health and health policy research.
Student / staff ratios › 335 staff › 91 taught students › 153 research students
Department: Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
"My work concentrates on the natural history of infection using data from HIV seroconverters (HIV-positive people whose date of HIV seroconversion can be reasonably well estimated, usually because they had a previous HIV test which was negative). The data is useful for clinicians and their patients on what to expect in the absence of therapy, and are needed for health-care planning."
Professor Kholoud PorterEpidemiology and Health Care MPhil/PhD, Epidemiology and Public Health MD(Res), Infection and Population Health MPhil/PhD, Primary Care and Population Health PhD
UCL Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology
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