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Medicine MPhil/PhD

The division offers a broad range of basic and translational research training opportunities under the supervision of academics who are world experts in their fields. Collaborative interactions between scientists, clinicians and healthcare industries at national and international levels provide our students with excellent networking and potential future career opportunities.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 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 or an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a university or educational institution of university rank, or a recognised taught 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

Research council studentships and fellowships are occasionally available for MPhil/PhD students. Opportunities may also exist for studentships funded by the Division of Medicine and the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

One scholarship is available to UK/ EU applicants to pursue MPhil/PhD research in the Centre for Hepatology; the studentship is tenable for up to three years.

Division of Medicine MSc Bursaries

Value:
£2,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Eligibilty: MSc Graduate Bursaries are available to Home/EU applicants applying for entry in 2014/15. All applicants must have a conditional or unconditional offer to study on a taught Masters programme at the UCL Division of Medicine. This award is open to both full-time and part-time applicants applying for the following programmes:

Division of Medicine MSc Bursaries

Value:
£2,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Eligibilty: MSc Graduate Bursaries are available to Home/EU applicants applying for entry in 2014/15. All applicants must have a conditional or unconditional offer to study on a taught Masters programme at the UCL Division of Medicine. This award is open to both full-time and part-time applicants applying for the following programmes:

Division of Medicine MSc Bursaries

Value:
£2,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Eligibilty: MSc Graduate Bursaries are available to Home/EU applicants applying for entry in 2014/15. All applicants must have a conditional or unconditional offer to study on a taught Masters programme at the UCL Division of Medicine. This award is open to both full-time and part-time applicants applying for the following programmes:

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Top career destinations for this degree

  • GlaxoSmithKline, Scientist, 2011,
  • UCL, MBBS Studies, 2012,
  • Southampton General Hospital, Consultant Physician, 2012,
  • Siemens Healthcare, Modality Manager, Molecular Imaging, 2013,
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 2014,

Employability

UCL has an impressive graduate employment rate with approximately 90% of alumni in employment or further study six months after graduating (HESA, 2010). In addition to the immediate career prospects, alumni have progressed to positions in leadership in many areas including academia, the health services and industry.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Medicine is a multi-disciplinary division within the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences, combining excellent facilities with world-leading scientific and clinical expertise directed towards a better understanding and treatment of human disease. A fundemental aim of the division it to train and inspire the next generation of leading scientists and clinicians.

Students benefit from training in an environment which fosters collaboration across the interface between basic science and clinical practice within our associated hospitals, and utilises our extensive connections with the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Together, these provide our students with an excellent educational experience and unrivalled opportunities for interdisciplinary research, networking, career development and employment across the biomedical and healthcare sectors.

Student / staff ratios › 289 staff › 74 taught students › 191 research students

Department: Division of Medicine

Degree reviews

Staff review

"UCL is highly central and a focus for other academics. Close collaboration across the three main universities with medical schools is excellent and London is a destination for many international visitors, which increases the sense of academic community in my discipline."

Professor Neil Marlow

Subject: Professor of Neonatal Medicine

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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