Ph. D. On Campus

Women's Health

University College London (UCL)

36 months
26500 GBP/year
5690 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Women's Health MPhil/PhD programme from University College London (UCL) not only allows you to develop academic skills, but also to pursue laboratory and clinical skills, and to go on to compete in the broadest range of career opportunities.


The UCL EGA Institute for Women’s Health encompasses the academic team at University College London (UCL) and the clinical team at UCL Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, and accommodates a broad range of research, from basic to clinical and translational science. 

The Women's Health MPhil/PhD programme covers the life course of women from childhood to puberty, motherhood to menopause, and maturity to old age, with the objective of making a difference to the health of women in the UK and internationally. Research may be pursued across the fields of maternal and foetal medicine, neonatology, reproductive health and women’s cancer.


Research students graduating from the Institute for Women’s Health pursue a diverse range of careers in science and medicine, reflecting the breadth of the institute’s research. Many of our medical research students specialise in clinical medicine, for example in obstetrics and gynaecology, neonatology, oncology, and genetics. Recent graduate destinations also include academic research posts in the UK and overseas in academic and private sector environments. Other students go on to work in related fields, from clinical diagnostic units to healthcare analyst companies.


Development of research and transferable skills is core to all our research programmes, enabling you to compete in the broadest range of career opportunities. The institute brings together the expertise of clinicians and researchers, enabling you to work in a translational research environment. 

Research students can attend, and gain teaching experience on, our graduate taught programmes, participate in organisation of the annual student conference, and expand generic research and transferable skills through the UCL Doctoral School’s Skill Development Programme.

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • Early placental development and pregnancy failure
  • Epigenetics and development
  • Fetal medicine and fetal therapy
  • Prenatal, fetal, neonatal, and adult gene transfer for disease modelling
  • Oocyte growth and maturation
  • Preimplantation development, genetics, and diagnosis
  • Perinatal and neonatal brain protection
  • Prenatal screening and diagnosis
  • Preterm birth and its prevention
  • Proteomic studies
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Sexual health and development
  • Women’s cancer biology and risk prediction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Science graduates must have a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Clinical candidates must have a registerable qualification appropriate to the programme to be followed in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part-time tuition fee:

  • UK: £2,845/year
  • Overseas: £13,230/year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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