Research course

Studentship - (Food and Families)

UCL - University College London · Institute of Education
MPhil/PhD Studentship

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in a relevant social science discipline. You will receive excellent training in doctoral research methods but a Master's in social research methods is desirable

Studentship leading to PhD

Months of entry


Course content

Students follow a programme of study under the guidance of a supervisor and advisory committee and undertake research methods training.
For further guidance on the application process visit:

Closing date: 1 June 2014

Department specialisms

Thomas Coram Research Unit is a multidisciplinary research unit which carries out policy-relevant research focussed on children and young people within and outside their families.

Information for international students

Applicants who are assessed as International for tuition fee purposes are entitled to apply for this studentship but will be liable for the payment of the difference between the Home/EU and International fee rate.

Fees and funding

MPhil/PhD studentship starting October 2014. The studentship will be located at the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU), Institute of Education. It is attached to a five year research project 'Families and Food Poverty in three European Countries in an Age of Austerity' funded by the European Research Council.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil/PhD Studentship

full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Doctoral School
+44 (0)20 7612 6103
+44 (0)20 7612 6253