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Women's Health MD(Res)

The UCL EGA Institute for Women’s Health encompasses the academic team at UCL and the clinical team at UCL Hospitals Foundation Trust, and accommodates a broad range of research, from basic to clinical and translational science. Our research programmes not only allow students to develop academic skills, but also to pursue laboratory and clinical skills, and to go on to compete in the broadest range of career opportunties.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time: 2 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

An MBBS degree or some other registrable primary qualification in Medicine and eligiblity for full registration or hold limited registration with the General Medical Council (GMC); or have obtained the BDS degree or hold an equivalent dental qualification.

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

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Careers

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Homerton University Hospital Trust, Neonatal Consultant, 2013,
  • North Middlesex Hospital, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2013,
  • Newham University Hospital, Gynaecology Speciality Doctor, 2013,
  • Bourn Hall Clinic, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist/Fertility Specialist, 2012,
  • Ministry of National Regulations and Services, Pakistan, Senior Women's Health Advisor, 2012,

Employability

Development of research and transferable skills is core to all our research programmes, enabling our students to compete in the broadest range of career opportunities. The institute brings together the expertise of clinicians and researchers, and students work in this translational research environment. Research students can attend, and gain teaching experience on, our graduate taught programmes, participate in organisation of the annual student conference, and expand generic research and transferable skills through the Graduate School’s Skill Development Programme.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The Institute houses the UK’s largest group of academics working in Women’s Health, bringing together the expertise of clinicians and researchers. We offer excellent basic science facilities, opportunities to work in cutting-edge clinical and translational research, and expertise in study methodology.

The Institute’s research environment is not only enriched by the UCL/UCLH collaboration at its core, but also by the multidisciplinary work pursued with colleagues across UCL in areas including child health, epidemiology and health care, global health, psychology, and medical physics and biomedical engineering. Our work is further underpinned by a cross-cutting strategy to strengthen and develop programmes of research and education that are of benefit to health care professionals and the women, mothers and new-borns they care for around the globe.

Student / staff ratios › 66 staff › 36 taught students › 30 research students

Department: Institute for Women's Health

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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