UCL/AHRI MSc Scholarship 2023/2024 for African Students

UCL/AHRI MSc Scholarship is now available for international students. The postgraduate research degree programme we offer at the Institute for Global Health is relevant to a variety of disciplines across the field of global health.

The MPhil/PhD programme lasts three years, if taken full-time, or five years if part-time. With the support of their supervisory team, students finalise their research proposal during the first year, informed by the current literature and practice. It may also require collection of preliminary data or pilot questionnaires.

Students are initially registered for an MPhil, upgrading to a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic progress. For a successful upgrade to PhD, the student must prepare a written report, give an oral presentation and pass an oral examination.

UCL/AHRI MSc Scholarship Scholarship Requirments and Eligibility

Eligible Field(s): The successful candidate’s research project for the MSc is expected to be aligned with the programmes of research at AHRI.

Type: Masters

Eligibility: TheUCL/AHRI MSc Scholarship candidate:

  1. Must be permanently based in South Africa at the time of application.
  2. Must hold a valid passport at the time of application.
  3. Must have an Honours degree equivalent to a Bachelor (Honours) degree with Second Class Division 1 Honours or 70% in an appropriate subject.
  4. The successful applicant will need to be in London to start their chosen course in September 2021.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Eligible Countries: Any. Be domiciled in South Africa

Courses to Study

Please see below a list of UCL’s Masters courses related to AHRI’s research areas. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Global Health and Development MSc
  • Health and Society: Social Epidemiology MSc
  • Health Economics and Decision Science MSc
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Data analytics
  • Health data science (CODING)
  • Health Psychology MSc
  • Infancy and Early Childhood Development MSc
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Medicine MScs (includes Infection and Immunity)
  • Paediatrics and Child Health: Global Child Health MSc
  • Population Health MSc (USA, Japan, Europe)
  • Prenatal Genetics and Foetal Medicine MSc
  • Reproductive Science and Women’s Health MSc
  • Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Women’s Health MSc

How to Apply

If you would like to apply to undertake a postgraduate research degree at IGH, you first need to identify a suitable supervisor. Information on our research areas and supervisors can be found here.

Contact academics whose subject areas align with your project and interests, and include a 3-4 page research proposal. You may also find it helpful to examine the Degree topics section, where you will find examples of the PhD and MD(Res) topics of current and past students.

Before making an enquiry or applying, please read the scholarship document carefully. Once an academic has agreed to supervise you, please submit a formal online application to UCL for consideration.

This must include your research proposal. The Departmental Graduate Tutor will arrange for the proposal to be reviewed by 2-3 independent academics, and an offer of a place will be made subject to these reviews, as well as the suitability of your academic background and writing skills.

In your application (and any enquiry) please provide clear details about your funding status. If funding is not in place, be clear about your plans for funding applications and any timelines involved in knowing the outcome of these.

Please also state if your proposed study plan includes periods of time spent overseas collecting study data (you should consult UCL’s study leave regulations prior to setting out your study plan).

You should also check the general entry requirements for Graduate Research Programmes, Information by Country, where applicable.

Please ensure that you check For English language requirements as well. Please note that the IELTS requirement for enrolling on a postgraduate research degree programme at IGH is “Good”, i.e. an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.

Once we have received your application and your project proposal has been reviewed, we will be in contact as soon as possible to let you know the outcome. In the meantime, if you have any queries not addressed here please contact our Teaching Administrator.

We hope we have been able to provide you with all the necessary information you need about this scholarship. If you have any questions, drop them in the comment section below.

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