Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


The Michael Marmot MSc Studentship in Social Epidemiology 

The MSc Health and Society: Social Epidemiology is offering a one-year studentship for full-time students undertaking the MSc in Health and Society: Social Epidemiology programme. 

The award will commence in September 2020 and the studentship will consist of £2,500 towards tuition fees. The recipient will be expected to secure the remaining part of their tuition fees and to cover their living costs from elsewhere.

Eligibility requirements
Candidates can originate from any country however they must be intending to enrol on the MSc in Health and Society: Social Epidemiology programme on a full time basis; and by the studentship application deadline, they must have received an unconditional offer of admission for this programme. 

If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, it is recommended that you submit your application to the MSc programme at least six weeks before the scholarship deadline to enable your application to be considered by UCL. 

Selection criteria

Award of the studentship will be made on the basis of experience, qualifications and future academic potential, which will be assessed by an applicant’s curriculum vitae and personal statement. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to write a 2000-word essay on a pre-defined public health topic. The studentship will be awarded upon the recommendation of an academic selection panel.

Value and duration

The value of the award is £2,500. Awards are tenable for one year of full-time study for the session 2020/21.

Terms and conditions of the award

  • The studentship may be held alongside other scholarships, studentships, awards or bursaries.
  • The studentship cannot be transferred to another institution, nor deferred to a later year.
  • The studentship payments will only be made if the recipient is fully enrolled in the above mentioned MSc programme at UCL.
  • All awards are subject to the provisions of the General Regulations for Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries, Prizes and medals.

Application procedure:

Eligible candidates for the Michael Marmot Studentship in Social Epidemiology must submit a copy of their UCL offer, CV and personal statement to eph.healthsociety@ucl.ac.uk.

Studentship Application deadline:

The deadline for submissions is Friday 24th July 2020 is midday (UK summer time)Applications will be reviewed by the academic selection panel and shortlisted candidates will be given a topic for the essay.

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Important notes

Studentship applicants without an unconditional offer at the time of the studentship deadline will be excluded from the application process. It is for this reason that we recommend you apply for admission as early as possible.

Late or incomplete studentship applications will not be accepted. Your application must be complete in order to be considered for the studentship. We are unfortunately not able to inform you if your application is incomplete, nor contact you for missing documents.

Notification of results

All candidates will be notified as to whether they have been shortlisted by email no later than Friday 31st July 2020. Shortlisted students will be given an essay topic, for which the deadline for submission will be Friday 14th August, midday (UK summer time).
It is expected that the whole selection process will be completed by the Friday 28th August 2020

Further information

Further information regarding the MSc programme can be found at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/msc-health-and-society

For general enquiries regarding admissions, application forms, and registration for the programme, please contact: