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UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences

UCL Population Health Sciences unites seven institutes whose common aim is to innovate to improve health worldwide. We study the patterns of health and disease across societies, and act to protect, promote and improve people's health across the life course. We are proud that UCL is currently ranked 7th in the world for public health.

Our health is shaped by a convergence of factors: our genes, the air we breathe, the food we eat, the work we do, the taxes we pay, the places we live, and the people we know. All influence our physical and mental wellbeing.

Our goal is to produce outstanding graduates equipped to promote improvements in health worldwide. Encompassing institutes in women’s health, child health, global health and cardiovascular sciences, as well as in epidemiology and health care, clinical trials, and health informatics, the faculty has created an exciting and cross-disciplinary environment for the study of population health across the life-course.

As a result, we offer a wide range of programmes, designed and taught by world-leading researchers and practitioners. These cover all areas of population health from clinical trials to epidemiology and global health.

If you are motivated to improve health outcomes there are many paths to doing this and many skills needed - we encourage you to join us and be part of the effort.

Our Subjects

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Cardiovascular Science

Our research pioneers novel, integrative strategies in preventative and therapeutic cardiovascular medicine. You’ll enjoy an environment which fosters collaboration between basic science and the clinic, with world-class research facilities.

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Child Health

Our Institute pursues a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding, diagnosis, therapy and prevention of childhood diseases. Our students benefit from excellent facilities and from our close relationships with the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

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Clinical Trials

We are a pre-eminent centre for clinical trials and the largest of our kind in Europe. Your studies here will prepare you for a future in clinical trials units, academic research departments and the pharmaceutical industry.

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Dental Public Health

This internationally renowned MSc offers a challenging and innovative programme of study. You’ll develop a broad understanding of the philosophy of dental public health, in particular the underlying social, economic and political determinants of health.

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Epidemiology and Health Care

Our research has significant real-world impact, informing policy and practice in the UK and internationally. You’ll enjoy a vibrant environment for your studies as you develop skills needed for a career in this ground-breaking area.

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Global Health

Bringing together disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, law, philosophy, politics and epidemiology to analyse complex health issues and identify solutions. We welcome students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds.

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Health Informatics

Join us to explore the use of information and technology to provide better health care. Our mission is to conduct high-quality research that informs health informatics approaches at local, national and international levels.

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Women's Health

We’re determined to make a real and sustainable difference to the health of women and babies. Train with world-class physicians and pursue research in an institute that delivers excellence in research, clinical practice, education and training.