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Research degree registration information

New student guide 2017 (pdf) 

Congratulations on being accepted onto one of the School's research degree programmes. Your first week will include registration and an orientation day to introduce you to the School and your degree programme. MPhil/PhD students can register for their studies in September, January or April, while DrPH students must register in September. Please refer to your offer letter for your official start date. 

Get in touch with your Supervisor as soon as possible to confirm your date of arrival and to arrange a time to meet in your first week. Please use the Initial Meeting between Research Degree Student and Supervisor Form (doc), as a basis for discussions at this first meeting.

As part of the compulsory induction, all research students must read the Safety Information for Research Degree Students (pdf).

MPhil/PhD students starting in September 2017

Registration & orientation
During registration & orientation, students will be welcomed to the School, given brief information about some administrative areas of the School and then registered according to their faculty and degree programme. 

International Students Welcome
The International Students Welcome will take place on the Thursday and Friday before orientation week. This is an opportunity to meet fellow students, find out about life at the School and in London, and other practical matters such as UK healthcare and bank accounts. The event is aimed at international students, but UK students are also very welcome to attend.

DrPH students starting in September 2017

Registration & orientation

International Students Welcome
The International Students Welcome will take place on the Thursday and Friday before orientation week. This is an opportunity to meet fellow students, find out about life at the School and in London, and other practical matters such as UK healthcare and bank accounts. The event is aimed at international students, but UK students are also very welcome to attend.

MPhil/PhD students starting in January 2018

Registration: Monday 8th January 2018

Orientation: Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - download the orientation timetable

MPhil/PhD students starting in April 2018

Registration: Monday 16 April 2018 (if you are unable to register on this day, please contact our Admissions team)

Orientation: Tuesday 17 April 2018 - download the orientation programme (pdf)

Contact/questions

Useful links

What do I need to register?

Registration will take place in the main School building in Keppel Street. During registration, the Admissions Team will check that you have satisfied all the requirements of your offer conditions, including the arrangements for paying tuition fees, and will provide you with a registration form for you to complete. 

We will need the following documents in order to complete your registration:

  • Any outstanding documentation as stated in your Offer of Admission, eg. original certificates, evidence of English language qualifications, original evidence of financial support
  • A signed and completed Registration Form
  • Your Passport(s) - we need to check your full legal name, date of birth and nationality / immigration status
  • A photocopy of the ID page of your passport (all students)
  • International Students Only - a photocopy of your current visa or leave to remain (non-EEA nationals), if you didn't have this checked at the International Student's Welcome event. The UK Home Office requires the School to hold a copy of this information as taken at the point of your registration