Research course

Infection and Population Health

UCL - University College London · Infection and Population Health

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A relevant Master’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution is desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

This degree programme is unique because of the quality of the research conducted in the department and because of the range of projects and disciplines practiced by staff, which facilitates an extremely broad view of research and broad training and development for students. Within one department there are social scientists, clinicians, psychologists, statisticians, epidemiologists and clinical trialists. Many students pursue projects that include a range of different research methodologies and the range of skills available among staff in the department means that supervision can be provided for all. Consequently, students can graduate with a very broad range of expertise.

Department specialisms

Infection and population health Epidemiology and public health Primary care and population health Clinical trials, meta-analyses and epidemiological studies Evaluation of health care/population health interventions, services and systems Health informatics and use of new technologies in health and health care Health inequalities Behavioural science and HIV Life course influences and healthy ageing Quantitative and qualitative research

Information for international students


Fees and funding

ESRC, MRC, MRC/ESRC, NIHR, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK, Wellcome Trust, National School of Primary Care and British Heart Foundation studentships have been secured in prior years. Prospective research students should contact academic departments and research groups to enquire about further funded opportunities.

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Mr Andreas Opitz
+44 (0)20 3108 2097
020 7679 3001