Research course

Global Health

UCL - University College London · Institute for Global Health

Entry requirements

Candidates require 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

Our multidisciplinary team can support students wanting to conduct research in a wide range of topics (see below) and using different methodologies. We are especially interested in students who will collect data in a low- or middle-income country and we welcome students with good, original ideas for a PhD project.

The research degree programme at the Institute for Global Health (IGH) aims to provide excellent, interesting, challenging training for exceptional students so that they may successfully pursue careers in research, training, medicine, child health or public health. MPhil/PhD research in the IGH normally has an international dimension, often with field work carried out abroad. This may require travel to the study site to collect preliminary data. The IGH also runs a seminar programme, which on a weekly basis provides an opportunity for our research community to meet and share experiences and ideas through presentations.

Department specialisms

Adolescent Health Child Healthand Development Climate Change and the Environment Economics of Global Health & Development Infectious Diseases Newborn Health Non-Communicable Diseases Nutrition Population & Family Planning Quality of Care Urban Health Disability Women's & Reproductive Health

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Ms Stella Fusco
+44 (0)20 7905 2619