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 these areas also allow novel experimental approaches that cross traditional scientific boundaries.

The institute has multiple state-of-the-art laboratories specialising in cell and molecular biology, genetics, auditory function, imaging, auditory processing and cognitive neuroscience. The institute's location, next to the largest ENT hospital in the UK, provides a wonderful training environment for prospective research students, both clinical and non-clinical. However, what makes it exceptional is the interaction between these laboratories and scientists to create research that is both novel and distinct. Recent graduates have gone on to work in research institutions across the world, in higher education, in schools, the NHS (Moorfields Eye Hospital) and other disciplines.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £5,210 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £5,210 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £24,250 Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,605 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,605 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £12,110 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a UK Master?s degree in a relevant discipline, or a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor?s degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • 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.