The MSc Dental Public Health Aubrey Sheiham Studentship 

The UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is offering a one-year Studentship for full-time students undertaking the MSc in Health and Society: Social Epidemiology programme. The award will commence in September 2019 and the studentship will consist of £2,500 towards tuition fees. The recipient will be expected to secure the remaining part of their tuition fees and to cover their living costs.

The UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is pleased to offer a one-year Studentship for full-time students undertaking the MSc in Dental Public Health

Eligibility requirements

Candidates can be from any country but must be intending to pursue the full-time UCL MSc in Dental Public Health; and by the deadline for the Studentship application they must have received an unconditional offer of admission. Applicants with a conditional offer can apply for the Studentship but must receive an unconditional offer before the end of 23rd August 2019 to be eligible for the Studentship. 

Selection criteria 

Awards will be made on the basis of experience, qualifications and future academic potential assessed by curriculum vitae and through Skype interviews. Short-listed candidates will be also asked to write a 2000-word essay on a pre-defined public health topic. The Studentships will be awarded upon the recommendation of an academic selection panel chaired by Head of the Dental Public Health research group, Professor Richard Watt.

Value and duration 

The value of each award is £2,500. Awards are tenable for one year of full-time study only for the session 2019-2020. Terms and conditions of the award;

  • The Studentship may be held alongside other scholarships, studentships, awards or bursaries.
  • The Studentship cannot be transferred to another institution, nor deferred to a later year.
  • The Studentship will go towards the recipient’s tuition fees; any remaining tuition fees will be payable by the recipient.
  • The Studentship payments will only be made if the recipient is fully enrolled on the MSc Dental Public Health programme (2019/20 entry).
  • All awards are subject to the provisions of the General Regulations for Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries, Prizes and medals. 

Application procedure: Eligible candidates must submit a copy of their UCL offer, CV and supporting statement to dentalpublichealth@ucl.ac.uk

Studentship Application deadline

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 5pm on Monday 23rd August 2019. Applications will be reviewed by the academic selection panel and short-listed candidates will be invited for a Skype interview and will be given a topic for the essay.

Important notes

Studentship applicants without an unconditional offer at the time of the studentship deadline will be excluded from the application process at this point. It is for this reason that we recommend you apply for admission as early as possible. 

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Those short-listed will be notified by email not later than 30th August 2019. It is expected that the whole selection process will be completed by the 6th September 2019. Successful and reserve candidates will be notified either in writing or by email thereafter. If applicants have not been notified of their application being successful, you can assume that you were not successful on this occasion. 


Current student Matoula Taloumtzi provides a few words below regarding winning the 2016/17 studentship:

" I feel very honoured that I was granted the Aubrey Sheiham studentship; even more after researching Aubrey Sheiham's extensive contribution to the discipline of Dental Public Health. The studentship was a great help in the first steps of the MSc path, offering a financial boost to alleviate the stress of the expensive London life. It was also a very good opportunity to do a little bit of research and warm up one’s writing skills, as we definitely needed these later in our studies. I would strongly advise any future students not to miss this great opportunity. For me, it was a great welcome in what was going to be a great year; full of really good friends, very good and supportive teachers, and tons of interesting pieces of knowledge.”