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.

We encourage you to consider the proposals listed on the Current studentships’ page and to make informal enquiries with the lead supervisor in the first instance.

Have your own project proposal?

We would encourage you to consider our funded studentships however, if you have your own project proposal that aligns with the Institute priorities and expertise, you may also apply.  You should first send a copy of your CV (including information about your previous studies) along with a brief summary of your research interests and any potential project ideas, though this is not essential, to one of our sentior staff and or the ICTM Graduate Tutor. 


Unless you are applying for a funded studentship, you should also consider 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.  You may discuss options with potential supervisors

Next step

Once you have found a supervisor and confirmed your project proposal and funding arrangements with us, you can find more information on how to apply on our Prospective Graduate Students webpage.

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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