Research course

Child Health

UCL - University College London · Institute of Child Health

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 research opportunities in children's fundamental and translational research. ICH is a world-class Institute, producing highly employable graduates, with modern attitudes and experience in core research skills, collaboration and networking. Successful careers in academia, medicine and industry can therefore be expected.

The Child Health Research PhD programme aims to provide training to PhD level for very promising students with a first class honours or upper second class degree. Our aim is to build capacity in children's fundamental and translational research for the decades to come. We have a range of opportunities for study and a particularly strong support structure for students and supervisors. A wide range of projects are available for prospective PhD students who are either self-funding or who can secure sponsorship for 3-4 years. A demonstration of the diverse range of research projects which are currently available at the Institute of Child Health can be found on the programme website.

Department specialisms

Developmental Biology and Cancer Developmental Neurosciences Genetics and Genomics Medicine Infection, Immunity, Inflammation and Physiological Medicine Population, Policy and Practice Rare Diseases (cross-cutting Theme)

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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

A number of studentships are available for MPhil/PhD research including up to eight funded by the Child Health Research PhD programme.

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
24 months
full time
24 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Ms Stella Fusco
+44 (0)20 7905 2619
020 7679 3001