We offer a range of research degree opportunities; many supported by BBSRC and EPSRC awards, and by industrial sponsors.


MPhil/PhD programme (departmental website)


EngD programme (departmental website)


If you are a self funded Overseas student, check the tuition fees on http://www.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/money. If you haven't secured funding already, look for opportunities on the UCL Scholarships and funding website:http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Additional Fee Element

Research programmes at UCL may be subject to an Additional Fee Element (AFE). The AFE (also known as a bench fees) is levied to cover the additional costs related to consumables, equipment and materials etc. which are not included in the tuition fee and is applied to a minority of research programmes. As each PhD project is unique in nature, the AFE is calculated on a student by student basis and is determined by your academic supervisor.

The AFE is banded into four fixed amounts: £1,000, £2,500, £5,000, £10,000 with one further band for variable sums over £10,000.

Please contact your supervisor directly for advice on whether or not your programme will incur an AFE. You will be notified of any AFE in your offer letter.

Programme structure and progression rules (upgrade from MPhil to PhD) can be found in the UCL Graduate Research Degrees Code of Practice. Link to this document is on the UCL Doctoral School website: http://www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/essinfo/