Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Research Degree: Epidemiology and Health Care

Our PhD programme aims to equip the next generation of experts with the necessary tools to address major 21st century health challenges and deliver real-world impact

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The Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care (IEHC) has an extremely active PhD programme which currently supports over 100 research students from all over the world including Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Australia and Asia.

The diversity of expertise across the Institute ensures that it provides a vibrant environment in which students can develop skills and forge careers within a wide range of national and international settings.

There are four Research Departments within the Institute (listed below) whose interests span the life course from childhood to old age, and research from the origins of disease to the development of innovative interventions.

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The Programme

PhD programmes within IEHC typically lasts three years full-time (or five years part-time). All students are initially registered for an MPhil, upgrading to a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic progress. For a successful upgrade to PhD, the student must prepare a written report, give an oral presentation and pass an oral examination. 

Students receive direct supervision from world-leading academics and they are allocated their own computer and desk space within our offices based on UCL's campus in the heart of London.

All MPhil/PhD students are expected to undertake 10 days of generic skills training each year. This will include, for example, courses on research design and statistics, ethical and legal issues, presentation skills, thesis production and career planning.

Why study a PhD at IEHC?

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