Research course


UCL - University College London · Division of Medical Education

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed pre-clinical medicine at a UK university, with a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Research can be undertaken in any field of biomedicine, from epidemiologically-based population studies to moleculur biology of cancer. Research can be undertaken within the UCL or in our partner Francis Crick Institute, close by.

UCL is one of very few UK universities which offers an MBPhD course. UCL has a very strong research base in biomedicine and the college includes many world-class institutions, including those of Neurology, Ophthalmology and Child Health. UCL is renowned for immunology and cancer research. MBPhD students can be offered PhD study in the Francis Crick Institute close by. For the education in clinical medicine, London has always been the centre of medicine in the UK, with its large diverse population which brings patients with widely varying diagnoses from all continents and cultures.

Department specialisms

The biomedical disciplines represented within the research departments and institutes of the division of medicine include: Amyloidosis and Acute Phase Proteins Cancer Cardiovascular Biology Clinical Pharmacology Clinical Physiology Connective Tissue Biology Diabetes and Endocrinology Drug Design Gastroenterology and Nutrition Hepatology Inflammation Intensive Care Medicine Medical Imaging Molecular Cell Biology Molecular Medicine Nephrology Neuroendocrinology Neuroscience Nuclear Medicine Obesity Research Radiochemistry Respiratory Research Rheumatology

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)

In the MBPhD programme, the PhD stage is funded by a series of studentships from various sources, many of which are charitable. Typically, studentships include an annual stipend of £15,000 (approx.), UCL home-level fees, plus a contribution to laboratory costs. Please see MBPhD programme website.

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at:

Qualification and course duration


part time
84 months
full time
72 months


part time
84 months
full time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Ms Tricia O’Dell
+44 (0)20 7679 0752
020 7679 3001