Research course

Child Health

UCL - University College London · Institute of Child Health

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Entry requirements

Science graduates must have a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Clinical candidates must have a registerable qualification appropriate to the programme to be followed in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Studies.

Months of entry


Course content

Our PhD research programme provides excellent training, giving students comprehensive opportunities in fundamental and translational research of childhood health and disease. The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOSICH) is world-class, producing highly employable graduates with an ambitious and resilient outlook and experience in core research skills, collaboration and networking.

UCL GOS ICH pursues an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the understanding, diagnosis, therapy and prevention of childhood diseases. Our research and educational portfolios cover a broad range of paediatric issues, from molecular genetics to population health sciences, facilitating interdisciplinary work and allowing the flexibility for development of new areas of investigation. Our close relationship with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) means that much of our research and teaching is carried out jointly and is translationally relevant. Students benefit from excellent facilities in both laboratory and non-laboratory subjects.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60 months
      full time
      36 months

      Course contact details

      Ms Stella Fusco
      +44 (0)20 7905 2619