UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

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 GOS ICH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). The degree is centred on a research project in an area of child health which 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.

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. The programme provides an ideal foundation for further doctoral research in this field and/or a career in research and evidence-based practice in paediatrics. Students wishing to increase their knowledge of research to support their professional development as clinicians would also gain valuable skills and experience and are welcome to apply.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £10,720 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £10,720 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £25,150 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £5,395 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £5,395 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £12,510 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic 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.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests; overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 69 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?merit? in all components; overall mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 70% with at least 65% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100