UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Postgraduate research programmes

Join the largest community of child health researchers in the Europe.

Our close links with Great Ormond Street Hospital allow us to pursue research based upon an integrated approach of careful clinical observation and scientific investigation. This allows an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of disease and, in turn, leads to precise diagnosis and development of new therapies.

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Which degree is right for you?


Why study with us?

Studying for a research degree at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health will provide you with excellent training to PhD level within a world-class institution. You will be able to choose from a wide range of research areas, as follows:

Research Excellent Framework

The great strength of UCL's research has recently been reaffirmed in REF 2021. The Institute was part of a UCL return to the Clinical Medicine sub-panel 1, and Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care sub-panel 2 (Main Panel A):

  • UCL came top for research power in the main panels of ‘medicine, health and life sciences’ and ‘social sciences’.
  • UCL overall is No.2 in the UK for research power.
  • 93% of UCL’s research was graded ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’.
  • The Faculty of Population Health Sciences contributed a total of 17 innovative pieces of research which show insights our experts have developed to some of the greatest challenges facing the world and evidence of the benefit to humanity