Research Degrees at the School of Health Sciences PhD / MPhil

City, University of London
United Kingdom
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
2 years
February October
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 31,680

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Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements vary by subject area and applicants should approach academic staff working in their area of interest to discuss their proposal ahead of submitting an application. However, applicants should normally hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. 

English Language Requirements:

  •  IELTS score of at least 7 (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing


A range of Masters level courses are offered at the School of Health Sciences including an MSc in Advanced Practice with units tailored to each of the Research Centres and professional groupings within the School. Although these and other MSc courses have research components and may involve a research focussed dissertation, they are not Masters in Research programmes.

The Masters in Clinical Research (MRes) degree is a programme especially designed to give training and experience in conducting clinically focused research. It is normally undertaken over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time), and involves taught components aimed at developing clinical research skills followed by a major research dissertation. The MRes provides the skills and qualification necessary for clinical academic research and therefore may be particularly useful to prepare students for commencing a doctoral programme.

Doctoral level study involves independent academic research, supported by supervisors, that makes an original contribution to knowledge within the discipline. The work carried out is therefore of sufficient quality to satisfy academic peer review and merit publication.

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