University College London

Our vision is to train research leaders of the future to develop transferable academic and professional skills and gain research skills and experience in children’s health research. It is the only programme of its kind in the UK.

Our programme is supported by the full range of taught modules across UCL providing a tailored teaching programme that will enable you to gain the necessary skills and experience to support your project. Areas include: gene-therapy, stem cells and regenerative medicine, infection and immunity, childhood development, metabolic defects, neurosciences and cancer.

MRes students have access to the wealth of cutting-edge research conducted within both UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and our clinical partner, Great Ormond Street Hospital.

For healthcare professionals: MRes projects can be strongly multi-disciplinary, bridging the gap between clinical sciences and research. You will develop transferable scientific and professional development skills. These skills will help you to approach research material with confidence in your clinical careers.

For basic scientists: The programme aims to provide you with practical experience and theoretical understanding of a wide spectrum of research methodology and critical analysis. The course will challenge students interested in further academic studies and will provide excellent grounding for PhD study.

Entry requirements

We will consider applications from intercalating students who have completed the third year of a medical degree by the time the Masters degree programme starts in September. Applicants should demonstrate a strong interest in undertaking research in an area of child health, and have achieved the equivalent of a BSc 2.1 (evidenced through a transcript).  Intercalation is also subject to approval of the relevant UCL authorities and applicants would need to have permission from their current place of study confirming that they are allowed to intercalate.

Closing date

26 July 2019