How to Apply
If you are interested in pursuing a PhD within the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, you should first check that you meet the entry requirements.
Developing a project proposal and making an enquiry
Unless you are applying for a funded studentship, you will need to make a research degree enquiry which involves sending a short research proposal and your CV to either a potential supervisor or to Mr Andreas Opitz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note you must include how to you plan to fund your studies. CV's should include information about your previous studies.
- Find a potential PhD supervisor
- Guidance to identifying a supervisor (pdf)
- Guidance on how to write a research proposal - see page 2 (pdf)
- UCL information for prospective applicants (pdf)
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.
How to apply
Finally when you and your prospective supervisor are happy with your research proposal, you should submit a formal online application to UCL. There are four research degree routes within the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care that you can apply to. The route you need to apply to will depend upon which Research Department your primary supervisor sits within. The available routes are:
- Applied Health Research (route code is: RRDEHCSAHR01)
- Behavioural Science and Health (route code is: RRDEHCSBSH01)
- Epidemiology and Public Health(route code is: RRDEHCSEPI01)
- Primary Care and Population Health (route code is: RRDEHCSPRI01)
You will be able to track the progress of your application via the UCL Applicant Portal (log in required). If you are required to submit anything further after your application has been submitted you will be notified by email and in the portal.
Students can commence their studies at any point during the academic year (with the exception of funded studentships who may have set start dates). However we generally advise students to commence late September which is when we run a comprehensive induction programme to assist students upon their arrival. We also run a reduced induction programme in early January.