Research course

Women's Health

UCL - University College London · Institute for Women's Health

Entry requirements

An MBBS degree or some other registrable primary qualification in Medicine and eligiblity for full registration or hold limited registration with the General Medical Council (GMC); or have obtained the BDS degree or hold an equivalent dental qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Our research covers the life course of women from childhood to puberty, motherhood to menopause, and maturity to old age, with the objective of making a difference to the health of women in the UK and internationally. Research may be pursued across the fields of maternal and fetal medicine, neonatology, reproductive health, and women’s cancer.

The Institute houses the UK’s largest group of academics working in Women’s Health, bringing together the expertise of clinicians and researchers. We offer excellent basic science facilities, opportunities to work in cutting-edge clinical and translational research, and expertise in study methodology.

Department specialisms

Early placental development and pregnancy failure Epigenetics and development Fetal medicine and fetal therapy Prenatal, fetal, neonatal, and adult gene transfer for disease modelling Oocyte growth and maturation Preimplantation development, genetics, and diagnosis Perinatal and neonatal brain protection Prenatal screening and diagnosis Preterm birth and its prevention Proteomic studies Reproductive endocrinology Sexual health and development Women’s cancer biology and risk prediction

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
24 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Angela Poulter
+44 (0)20 7679 6050