UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The aim of our MPhil in Epidemiology and Public Health is to equip the next generation of epidemiologists with the tools to further scientific knowledge about the determinants of population health. You will be supported to learn new skills and broaden your professional networks by multi-disciplinary teams of world-leading academics. The Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care brings together four research departments whose interests span the life course from childhood to old age, and research from the origins of disease to the development of innovative interventions. The diversity of expertise in the institute ensures that it provides a vibrant environment in which to develop skills, supporting careers in a wide range of national and international settings. The broad objectives are: understanding the determinants of health and disease in populations and in patients in clinical settings; evaluating strategies for preventing and treating illness; carrying out innovative work on behaviour change and on the practice of primary care; developing and implementing new technologies in population health; applied health and health policy research.

This MPhil programme, part of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, provides you with an opportunity to develop your research skills within a research environment that is internationally recognised in social epidemiology and population health. Students graduating in the last three years have secured employment in local and central government, public health organisations, NHS trusts, hospitals and clinical trial units, as well as research posts at UCL and other higher education institutions.

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

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a Master?s degree (preferably with a merit or distinction) in a relevant discipline from a UK university and a good Bachelor?s degree (first or upper-second class) 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.