Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


How to Apply

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 iehc.researchdegrees@ucl.ac.uk

Please note you must include how to you plan to fund your studies. CV's should include information about your previous studies.

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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:


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.

Closing dates

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.

Further information

If at any point you wish to obtain further information you can contact iehc.researchdegrees@ucl.ac.uk or the Institute Graduate Tutor (Research), Prof Annie Britton (a.britton@ucl.ac.uk

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