Child Health MRes

London, Bloomsbury

Our MRes will enable you to develop transferable academic and professional skills, and gain research skills and experience, in children's health research. As the only programme of its kind in the UK, the MRes provides an opportunity to access the wealth of cutting-edge research conducted at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOSICH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£11,710
£5,890
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£27,480
£13,750
Duration
1 calendar year
2 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Applications open

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold either a medical degree (MBBS) or a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotech professionals and scientists with equivalent experience (minimum of three years) and a BSc degree may also be considered.

English language requirements

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.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

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. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

The degree is centred on a research project in an area of child health that interests you. Conducting your own research will support you in learning how to search literature and plan a research project, use statistical knowledge to critically appraise your own and published work, and communicate and justify your results. You will be encouraged to consider the implications of child health and/or healthcare policy and to produce reports of your results to publication standard.

Who this course is for

The programme is designed for a range of clinical and non-clinical applicants. With flexibility in taught module choices and a broad portfolio of research projects, you can tailor the programme to suit your specific interest in the field of paediatrics and child health. Our students include postgraduate doctors, scientists, and healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotech professionals.

What this course will give you

UCL GOSICH pursues an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to enhance understanding, diagnosis, therapy and prevention of childhood diseases.

Our research and our educational portfolio cover a broad range of paediatric issues, from molecular genetics to population health sciences, and our structure facilitates interdisciplinary work and allows flexibility for the development of new areas of investigation.

Our close relationship with the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children means that you will benefit from excellent facilities in both laboratory and clinical subjects.

For healthcare professionals: MRes projects can be strongly multi-disciplinary, bridging the gap between clinical sciences and research. You will develop transferable scientific and professional development skills. These skills will help you to approach research material with confidence in your clinical career.

For basic scientists: The programme aims to provide you with practical experience and theoretical understanding of a wide spectrum of research methodology and critical analysis. The course will challenge students interested in further academic studies and will provide an excellent grounding for PhD study.

The foundation of your career

This is a relatively new programme and only limited career destination data is available. Recent graduates have gone on to successfully apply for doctoral study or had opportunities for progression in their current careers.

Employability

The programme provides an ideal foundation for evidence-based practice in paediatrics and child health as well as further doctoral research in this field. We welcome students considering a career in research as well as those wishing to increase their knowledge of research to support their professional development. Both clinicians and non-clinicians will gain valuable skills and experience and are welcome to apply.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and research project supervision. Assessment is through a combination of multiple-choice and short-answer questions, essays, posters, presentations, reflective portfolios, critical appraisal of the literature and a dissertation and oral presentation.

Modules

Full-time

Over one calendar year full-time you will undertake four taught modules (including a compulsory module in Research Methodology and Statistics), three optional modules, and a year-long research project. You will have the option to select a research project from a portfolio of projects offered at UCL GOSICH, or to develop an alternative project to match your research interests.

The MRes is designed to be flexible and to suit the individual needs of each student. By offering you the choice of three taught modules from a wide range of postgraduate modules delivered at UCL GOSICH and more broadly at UCL, and an independent research project, you are able to tailor the MRes to your particular educational and research interests.

Part-time

Over two calendar years part-time, you will undertake four taught modules (including a compulsory module in Research Methodology and Statistics), three optional modules, and a year-long research project. You will have the option to select a research project from a portfolio of projects offered at UCL GOSICH, or to develop an alternative project to match your research interests.

The MRes is designed to be flexible and to suit the individual needs of each student. By offering you the choice of three taught modules from a wide range of postgraduate modules delivered at UCL GOSICH and more broadly at UCL, and an independent research project, you are able to tailor the MRes to your particular educational and research interests.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MRes in Child Health.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £11,710 £5,890
Tuition fees (2022/23) £27,480 £13,750

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this programme.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

Details of available funding for the programme will be available on the GOS ICH website, including details of the £3,000 GOS ICH bursary offered by the institute.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Next steps

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Child Health at graduate level
  • why you want to study Child Health at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.

UCL is regulated by the Office for Students.

This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021