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How to apply

Applications for the 4 year programme (to start September 2019) are now closed.

CASE projects are currently open for applications.  Please see individual projects in for application deadlines.

Application Procedure

All applications  are for a September 2019 start. All applicants must complete Sections A and B of the application form below and send to   Files must be sent in a single email but attached as separate documents (i.e. do not attach your application as a single document).  Please ensure you read the checklist on Section A and attach all the requested documents to your application.

All applicants request references from 2 referees (referees may use either the form below OR send a standard letter reference) and request that they send their completed references to by the application deadline.  It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that references are received on time.

Before you apply please check the eligibility criteria below.

Students applying to the 4 year programme should note that the projects listed on the website are indicative and may not be available to take the following academic year.


  • To be eligible for full studentship funding applicants must either be UK nationals, or EU nationals who have been living in the UK for 3-years. EU nationals that do not meet this criteria are eligible for ‘Fees-only’ funding but will not receive a stipend and must be able to cover their living costs for the duration of the course.  All applicants must check the RCUK eligibility criteria before applying.
  • International students are not eligible for funding however, we welcome applications from overseas candidates who are either self-funding or in receipt of an alternative funding source.
  • Applicants must hold, or be expected to achieve, a first or high upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent (for example BA, BSc, MSci) or a Masters degree in a relevant subject.
  • All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme according to UCL requirements. Applicants must achieve the level of ‘good’.


  • At interview you will be expected to answer questions about your previous research experience and potential for an academic career
  • The interview panel will include the Theme Leads and a selection of Principal Investigators from the theme

Interview dates

4 Year programme:

4 and 5 February (PPD theme)

6 and 7 February (FMD and NMH themes)

11 February (EPM theme)