Global Business School for Health


MPhil/PhD Admissions

Find out more about the UCL MPhil/PhD Health entry requirements, how to apply and the application materials you’ll need, plus fees, funding.

We are looking for applications from ambitious individuals who want to become the next leaders in healthcare. If you are a bold thinking innovator and want to further your research credentials in the healthcare management sector whilst making a positive change to global healthcare outputs, we look forward to hearing from you.

You do not have to already be in the health sector to apply, so if your previous experience is from outside of health, you should use your application to demonstrate a strong desire to pivot into the health sector. Applications for the programme are accepted on a rolling basis and the programme may start at any time of the year. Typically this is at the begining of September.

Entry requirements

Academic record:

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree and a Master's degree (including integrated Masters) in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Applicants who do not hold a Master's degree but who have extensive relevant work experience should contact the department.

Language requirement:

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

There are five levels of English proficiency needed to meet UCL’s English language requirements for graduate study. For this programme, English proficiency must be at Level 2.

Level 2 is equivalent to IELTS at level 7.0 or above, with no area less than 6.5 in the sub-tests.

Please note that although we encourage you to have your English proficiency score ready when you apply, you can submit an application without having completed and acquired your English language exam. If you do this however we are unable to provide you with a firm offer until scores are submitted. UCL does accept scores from other tests instead.

Find out more about the English proficiency tests accepted by UCL Admissions.

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level.

Find out more about International Preparation Courses.

Fees and funding

The full cost of the UCL MPhil/PhD Health is outlined below:

UCL MPhil/PhD Health costFTPT

The tuition fees shown are for the academic year 2023/24 only. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students fees and funding pages.

Find out more about fees and funding at UCL.

There is a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available here at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality. We also have a range of scholarships provided by the GBSH.

Find out more about scholarships provided by the GBSH.

Find out more about more scholarships at UCL more generally.