If you are interested in pursuing a PhD within the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, you should first check that you meet the entry requirements.
Developing a project proposal and making an enquiry
If you are applying for a funded studentship, you should follow the application procedure set out within the studentship advert.
Alternatively, you may wish to make enquiries regarding one of the unfunded projects listed in ICH Unfunded Project Portfolio. In this case, you may send your CV and an outline of your research interests to a potential supervisor. You can either do this by looking through the A-Z of Academic and Research Staff (if you already know which Principal Investigator you wish to work with), or the Institutional Research Information System (IRIS) which is a searchable database of research staff.
Please note that when contacting a potential supervisor, you must include details of how you plan to fund your studies as well as your CV and research outline. CV's should include information about your previous studies.
- Identifying an Academic Programme within ICH
- Find a potential PhD supervisor (this can also be done via staff lists under Academic Programme)
- Guidance to identifying a supervisor and writing a research proposal (pdf)
- UCL information for prospective applicants - "Discover Research at UCL" (pdf)
Unless you are applying for a funded studentship, you
should also confirm how you will be funding your studies. You will need
to be sure that you have funding for both your tuition fees and living
expenses for the duration of your studies. It is also possible that you may be charged an Additional Fee Element (AFE) to cover the running costs of your project. You should discuss whether an AFE is likely to be charged with the prospective supervisor.
» Tuition fees and funding
How to apply
You will be able to track the progress of your application via the UCL Applicant Portal (log in required). If you are required to submit anything further after your application has been submitted you will be notified by email and in the portal.
Students can commence their studies at at any point during the academic year (with the exception of funded studentships which may have set start dates). However we generally advise students to commence late September which is when we run a comprehensive induction programme to assist students upon their arrival. We also run a reduced induction programme in the Spring.