Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
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 applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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Equivalent qualifications for Algeria
ESRC, MRC, MRC/ESRC, NIHR, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK, Wellcome Trust, NIHR School of Primary Care, NIHR School of Public Health 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
The Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care 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?
The Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health is one of the leading departments in Primary Care worldwide and offers a wide range of opportunities and excellent support structure for our research students. We emphasise multidisciplinary working, and students work closely with experts from across a wide range of backgrounds to gain new skills and expertise. We have a large portfolio of ongoing research in health and related disciplines, which students can join. We have a very strong peer support network of current PhD students and provide early careers development to help all of our students progress onwards to successful careers in their chosen field.
Student / staff ratios › 285 staff › 176 taught students › 146 research students
Department: Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
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?
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