Students who are interested in pursuing a PhD at UCL should contact Prof. Stephen Colvin (Director of the PhD programme) for information and advice. First take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions
PhD students must normally have completed an MA, either at UCL or elsewhere. The core programme of research and supervision for full-time students runs for three years; after the third year the student is granted an additional fourth year to complete the writing-up of the thesis (fees are not payable for this fourth year). Students on a part-time enrolment have five years research and supervision, after which an additional two years are allowed to complete the writing-up of the thesis (but they may submit their thesis after three years if they are in a position to do so).
Online applications are made via the UCL portal (the course code is RRDGRLTNME01):