UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

PhD research programme provides excellent training, giving students comprehensive research opportunities in children's fundamental and translational research. ICH is a world-class Institute, producing highly employable graduates, with modern attitudes and experience in core research skills, collaboration and networking. UCL GOS ICH pursues an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the understanding, diagnosis, therapy and prevention of childhood diseases. Our research and educational portfolios cover a broad range of paediatric issues, from molecular genetics to population health sciences, facilitating interdisciplinary work and allowing the flexibility for development of new areas of investigation. Our close relationship with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) means that much of our research and teaching is carried out jointly and is translationally relevant. Students benefit from excellent facilities in both laboratory and non-laboratory subjects. Non-clinical PhD graduates typically move on to grant-funded postdoctoral research fellowships either at UCL or other national or international institutions. Clinical PhD graduates usually go on to complete their clinical and/or research training, and many progress on to successful academic clinical careers. Research course may also offered on a four-year full-time basis.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,240 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,240 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £24,250 Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,700 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,700 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £12,110 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor?s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Clinical candidates must have a registerable qualification appropriate to the programme to be followed in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Studies.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests; overall score of 92 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 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 176 with 169 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); 62 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?pass? in all components; overall mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 65% with at least 60% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.