Research course

Epidemiology and Public Health

UCL - University College London · Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care

Entry requirements

Candidates must have been awarded the University of London MBBS or a registered primary qualification in Medicine and be eligible for full registration or hold limited registration with the UK General Medical Council.

Months of entry


Course content

This MD(Res) programme, within the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, provides students with an opportunity to develop their research skills within a research department which is internationally recognised as a world leader in social epidemiology and population health. The UK is widely recognised as a world-leader in large, longitudinal cohort and panel studies, many of which are housed within our research departments. Students are supported by supervisory panels of truly multidisciplinary staff, as well as student mentors, and two departmental graduate tutors, and they are encouraged to participate in our annual student-led conference, student poster competition and seminars.

Department specialisms

Health inequalities Life course influences and healthy ageing Quantitative research methods and medical and social statistics Psychobiology Dental public health Health behaviour research

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)

ESRC, MRC, MRC/ESRC, NIHR, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK, Wellcome Trust, European Union and British Heart Foundation studentships have been secured in prior years. Prospective research students should contact academic departments and research groups to enquire about further funded opportunities.

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

Mr Andreas Opitz
+44 (0)20 3108 2097