University of Brighton PHD

University of Brighton PHD

The Doctoral College oversees postgraduate research which is at the forefront of the University of Brighton’s mission. The university believes in research that contributes to economic, cultural and social wellbeing, on a global scale. Our community of over 500 postgraduate research students embody this ideal, in terms of scope, depth and spatial reach of their work.

As members of the Doctoral College, research students have access to a comprehensive range of workshops and other learning opportunities, in addition to the support they receive from their supervisors and Doctoral College staff. Students also benefit from the University’s extensive regional, national and international research networks, with links to industry, public services and professional associations providing opportunities for secondments, exchanges and collaborative working.

Brighton Doctoral College is recognised by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC) as a centre of Doctoral Training, and also by more than 25 international funding partners.

People decide to complete a research degree for many reasons and at different points in their lives. Our research degrees are flexible in their delivery, and so our research student community includes recent graduates, experienced academics and professionals and people who are returning to education after several years.

You can register with us for one of five research awards:

  • PhD
  • MPhil
  • EngD
  • EdD Professional doctorate
  • PhD by publication

Before you apply

Before you make your application, have you considered

  • If you meet our entry requirements
  • What the annual fees are
  • What the deadlines for applications are
  • What you need to include in your application

Please take the time to read our important information before making an application which you can access via the button on the right.