Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Supervision and Training


All students are provided at least a principal and subsidiary supervisor who are responsible for their supervision, and in some cases students have up to four supervisors on their panel.

Research Log

Throughout the course of their studies, all students are required to maintain an electronic Research Log, which:

  • records key supervisory meetings
  • prompts the student, in consultation with their supervisors, to carry out a self-audit of relevant generic, academic and project-related skills, and
  • maintains a comprehensive account of the student's research training and experience.


UCL's Doctoral Skills Development programme is open to all postgraduate researchers at UCL. The purpose of the programme is to give students the opportunity to expand their research and transferable skills in order to support their research, professional development and employability.

All MPhil/PhD students are expected to undertake 10 days of generic skills training each year over their three/five year programme, which is logged and audited electronically. This will include, for example, courses on research design and statistics, ethical and legal issues, presentation skills, thesis production and career planning.

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