UCL Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology


How to apply

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD at the ICTM, you should first check that you meet the entry requirements.

Developing a project proposal

Unless you are applying for a funded studentship, you will need to develop a project proposal. You should first send a copy of your CV (including information about your previous studies) to ictm.phd@ucl.ac.uk. If you wish you may also send a brief summary of your research interests and any potential project ideas, though this is not essential. The ICTM Graduate Tutor will help you to identify potential supervisors, with whom you can develop a project proposal.


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.

Next step

Once you have found a supervisor and confirmed your project proposal and funding arrangements with us, you can now officially submit an application to study for a PhD via UCL Graduate Application (Point 4).

Closing dates

Registration for a research degree can be with effect from the first day of any calendar month, however it can take a number of weeks to go through the application process, and so you should take this into account when submitting your application. Please note that the UCL Admissions Office do not allow backdating of registration dates.

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