Research course

Child Health

Institution
UCL - University College London · Institute of Child Health
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

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Entry requirements

Science graduates must have an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree (or equivalent work experience) 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

September

Course content

Our PhD research programme provides excellent training, giving you comprehensive opportunities in fundamental and translational research of childhood health and disease. The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH) aims to produce highly employable post-doctoral graduates with an ambitious and resilient outlook and experience in core research skills, collaboration and networking.

A PhD at GOS ICH will provide you with excellent training, giving you comprehensive opportunities in fundamental and translational research of childhood health and disease. You will have access to an outstanding research and transferable skills development programme, with training provided to support your personal, professional and career development. You will have the opportunity to network and share your research ideas with fellow students and colleagues via journal clubs, research seminars and symposia, poster competitions and student events such as the 3-Minute Thesis. You will be expected to attend and present your research at national and international conferences where networking is developed with peers and research leaders in academia, medicine and the private sector.

Our close relationship with GOSH means that much of our research and teaching is carried out jointly and is translationally relevant. You will benefit from excellent facilities in both laboratory and non-laboratory subjects in the following academic programmes:

  • Developmental Biology and Cancer
  • Developmental Neurosciences
  • Genetics and Genomic Medicine
  • Infection, Immunity, Inflammation
  • Population, Policy and Practice

Department specialisms

The institute has academic Research & Teaching Departments that provide very broad opportunities to study with world-class experts in the research areas below: - Developmental biology, birth defects research, childhood cancer, stem cells and regenerative medicine - Developmental neurosciences (clinical, cognitive and molecular), neuropsychiatry, developmental imaging and biophysics - Genetics and Genomics Medicine, including inborn errors of metabolism, molecular basis of rare diseases, genome biology and precision medicine and cilia disorders - Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation, including immunobiology, immunology, rheumatology, respiratory medicine, critical care and physiotherapy - Population, Policy and Practice, including clinical and life-course epidemiology, nutrition, mental health, palliative care and biostatistics

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September.

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