UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The UCL Ear Institute includes arguably the greatest range of auditory scientists housed in a single institution anywhere in the world. This multidisciplinary environment provides a unique opportunity to undertake research and receive world-class training in state-of-the-art techniques. Interacting with different specialities is encouraged, providing greater scope for career development. The extensive specialities of the research investigators at the Ear Institute provide an opportunity to study just about every aspect of hearing from cell and molecular biology to clinical research and cognitive neuroscience. Collaborations between researchers at the Ear Institute and clinicians at UCL partner hospitals facilitate novel, trans-disciplinary experimental approaches and translational research.

The institute has multiple state-of-the-art laboratories specialising in cell and molecular biology, genetics, auditory function, imaging, auditory processing and cognitive neuroscience. Its close collaboration with the largest ENT hospital in the UK and UCL partner hospitals provides a wonderful training environment for clinical research students. What makes it exceptional is the interaction between these laboratories, scientists and clinicians, to create research that is novel, distinct, of high clinical impact and with strong potential to translate into clinical practice. Recent graduates have gone on to work in research institutions and hospitals across the world, as well as the NHS and other disciplines.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £5,210 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £5,210 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £24,250 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £2,605 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £2,605 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £12,110 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: MD(Res) applicants must have obtained the MBBS degree (or equivalent) and be eligible for registration with the UK General Medical Council.
  • 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.