UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Child Health

The Institute of Child Health pursues an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to enhance understanding, diagnosis, therapy and prevention of childhood diseases. Our research and our educational portfolio cover a broad range of paediatric issues, from molecular genetics to population health sciences, and our structure facilitates interdisciplinary work and allows flexibility for the development of new areas of investigation. Our close relationship with the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children means that much of our research and teaching is combined. Students benefit from excellent facilities in both laboratory and non-laboratory subjects. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and research project supervision.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold either a medical degree (MBBS) or a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotech professionals and scientists with equivalent experience (minimum of 3 years) may also apply.

Course modules

Core modules: Research methodology and statistics. Options include: Epidemiology for child health; evidence-based child health; leadership and professional development; understanding research and critical appraisal.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a combination of multiple-choice and short-answer questions, essays, posters, presentations, reflective portfolios, critical appraisal of the literature and a dissertation and oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time GBP 9,815 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time GBP 23,020 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time GBP 9,815 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time GBP 9,815 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time GBP 9,815 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
020 7905 2619