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Research degree

Infection and Population Health MPhil/PhD

Students conduct internationally leading research, as recognised by research funding and publications in leading global academic journals. The programme supports and enables students to learn new skills and broaden their professional networks by integrating them alongside multidisciplinary teams of world-leading academics.

Key Information

Modes and duration

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

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 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 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

ESRC, MRC, MRC/ESRC, NIHR, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK, Wellcome Trust, National School of Primary Care and British Heart Foundation studentships have been secured in prior years.

Prospective research students should contact academic departments and research groups to enquire about further funded opportunities.

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Top career destinations for this degree

  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Research Fellow, 2012,
  • School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Researcher, 2011,
  • UCL, Research Associate, 2012,
  • Barts Medical School, Queen Mary University London, Research Associate, 2012,
  • MRC Clinical Trials Unit, Researcher, 2013,

Employability

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.

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.

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.

Student / staff ratios › 285 staff › 176 taught students › 146 research students

Department: Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care

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.

Who can apply?

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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