Child Health Research PhD Programme

UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH)

The purpose of the Child Health Research PhD programme is to provide training to PhD level for promising students with a first class honours or upper second class degree. Our aim is to build capacity in children's fundamental and translational research for the decades to come. We have a range of opportunities for study and a strong support network for students and supervisors. The programme covers all aspects of child health research, as follows:

The great strength of UCL's research has recently been reaffirmed in REF 2014. ICH was part of a UCL return to the Clinical Medicine sub-panel 1, and Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care sub-panel 2 (Main Panel A). In both sub-panels, 80% of UCL's research was rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent.  In assessment of research power, UCL’s performance was top in the UK for sub-panel 1 and was second in the UK for sub-panel 2.

ICH operates a PhD studentship scheme where applications are invited from high calibre students who wish to pursue a career in research. The studentships are funded for 3 years and an extensive and varied portfolio of projects is made available to students to choose from. The scheme is advertised in early November each year and provides a stipend equivalent to that of the Medical Research Council (MRC). For details of the scheme, please see ‘PhD Studentships

For further information about undertaking a research degree at ICH, including our research degree policies and processes, please use the menu options on the left-hand side of this page.  The entry requirement for our research programmes, criteria for supervisor eligibility, registration periods, eligibility criteria for taking up Completing Research Student (CRS) status and requirements of a thesis, can be found on the table below: