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PhD candidates normally register for an MPhil in the first instance and must pass a formal examination normally 9 to 12 months after registration before transferring onto a PhD programme. You will undertake a research project under the continued guidance of at least two supervisors, one of whom is based at St George's.
The minimum period of study for a PhD is two calendar years of full time study or the equivalent in part time study. A PhD thesis should consist of an account of your own investigations, form a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the subject and afford evidence of originality by the discovery of new facts and/or by the exercise of independent critical power. You should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least a second class honours degree or MSc in an appropriate discipline before applying.
Students may register for a MPhil or PhD at St George's or at Kingston University. Students wishing to pursue a MSc by research and dissertation should register with Kingston University.
Want to hear from our current PhD students?
The PhTea Break podcast is a new creation from the PhD community at St George’s University of London. In each episode members of the community discuss their research projects with a non-scientific audience in mind, and share their experiences of being a PhD student.
Listen to the podcast here.
The MD(Res) degree is designed for practising clinicians with a medical qualification and who are registered with the General Medical Council.
It can be studied full time (minimum registration period – one year) or part time (minimum registration period – two years and students are normally expected to spend at least eight session a week on research).
Your appointed supervisors will guide you for the length of registration and your thesis should deal with any branch of medicine, surgery or medical or dental science.
You can use the FindAPhD website to search for the right course for you.
We are currently offering the following PhD studentships:
Research at St George's is conducted within 3 research institutes (see table below) and the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, each of which has academic staff responsible for postgraduate research students.
They can offer you help and guidance in finding a suitable supervisor.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Programme Manager (Research Degrees) on +44 (0)20 8725 0191 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your proposed supervisor will guide you through the application process and will provide you with the application form at the appropriate time.
About MRC LID
The London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC LID) is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC). It is a partnership between St George’s, University of London (SGUL) and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
MRC LID brings together two outstanding specialist schools to provide integrated skills training to develop a cohort of biomedical and public health scientists with world-class expertise in areas of strategic importance to UK and global medical research.
Our training programme is across three main themes in which we have been at the forefront of innovative research and methodological development:
- Global Infectious Disease,
- Quantitative Skills for Large Data Sets, and
- Evaluation of Complex Interventions.
MRC LID is overseen by the board of management which comprises academics from both institutions.
Applications are open for Sept 2021. Find out more today.