Postgraduate research programmes
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.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, ICH was part of a UCL return in which 70% of staff were rated as of international quality.
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:
- Developmental Biology and Cancer
- Developmental Neurosciences
- Genetics and Genomic Medicine
- Infection, Immunity, Inflammation
- Population, Policy and Practice
Research Excellent Framework
The great strength of UCL's research has recently been reaffirmed in REF 2014. ICH 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). In both sub-panels, 80% of UCL's research was rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent. In assessment of research power, UCL's performance was top in the UK for sub-panel 1 and was second in the UK for sub-panel 2.