Institute for Global Health


MPhil/PhD Global Health

Our PhD Global Health provides interesting and challenging training for exceptional students aiming to pursue careers in research, medicine, laboratory science, policy, or public health services.

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Our MPhil/PhD programme provides interesting, challenging and excellent training for exceptional students aiming to successfully pursue careers in research, medicine, health services, laboratory science, policy, or public health.

Our students, with help from their supervisors, finalise their research proposal during the first year, informed by the current literature and practice.

All MPhil/PhD students are expected to undertake 10 days of skills training each year over their three 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.

"The UCL Institute for Global Health is a truly inspiring place to study and work at and there are so many interesting courses, seminars and opportuntiies offered to PhD students. I think this is truly exceptional."  

Sophia Rein; Global Health MPhil/PhD

Research in IGH is varied and may have an international dimension. Examples of previous student work can be found on the programme website.


"UCL has also supported me in undertaking a three-month internship with the UN Migration Agency in Geneva to support the impact of my research in providing evidence for policy."  

Rebecca Parrish; Global Health MPhil/PhD

Want to learn more? Register your interest here.

Programme details

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  • Full time (FT): Three years
  • Part time (PT): Five years

Tuition fees (2019/20):

  • UK/EU: £5,240 (FT), £2,700 (PT)
  • Overseas: £24,250 (FT), £12,110 (PT)

Entry requirements:

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree and a Master's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Applicants who do not hold a Master's degree but who have extensive relevant work experience should contact Lydia Clinton, Teaching Administrator (l.clinton@ucl.ac.uk).

Further details 

Programme start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with your potential supervisor to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation.

For your information, please see the UCL website for information on tuition fees and living expenses whilst in London.

You should also check the general details and application process on the programme webpage.  

In the meantime, if you have any queries not addressed here please contact Lydia Clinton, our Teaching Administrator.

Useful links and downloads

Guidance on writing a project proposal
Guidance on how to contact potential supervisors
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Global Health MPhil/PhD
Information about scholarships and bursaries