PhD Studentships at University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Building on an investment of £5 million over three years, the University of Brighton Doctoral College is offering 19 fully funded research studentships for 2015.
Most studentships are worth more than £60,000 and will support full-time doctoral study over three or four years.
We invite applications from world-class research students, to contribute towards our mission to stimulate innovation and test conventional wisdom in the interests of a better and fairer world.
How to apply
Once you have selected your project, there are a few things you will need to know to make your application.
If you would like to talk to someone about completing your application please contact us at the Doctoral College – we are here to help:
+44 (0)1273 642915
Eligibility and entry requirements
Before making your application, please check that you meet the entry requirements.
Academic entry requirements
For most projects, applicants should have a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree and desirably hold or expect to achieve excellent grades in a masters degree, in a relevant subject from a UK university or comparable qualifications from another recognised university.
Applicants are also required to submit a 1,000 word research proposal.
English language entry requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English, must have successfully completed a Secure English language Test (SELT) in the last two years. Applicants who have obtained or are studying for a UK degree may apply without a SELT. However, the university may request a SELT is taken as part of any award made.
English language IELTS requirements are:
Engineering Doctorate (EngD): a minimum of 7.0 overall and 7.0 in writing.
College of Arts and Humanities and School of Health Professions: 7.0 overall, 7 for writing, and none below 6.5.
Brighton Business School and School of Sport and Service Management: 7.0 overall, 7 for writing, and none below 6.0.
School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics and School of Environment and Technology: a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
For all other subjects: 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 for writing.
If you have an English language qualification other than IELTS, please contact us to see if you are eligible to apply for a studentship. The UK Home Office will not accept TOEFL tests as proof of meeting the English language requirements.
Current doctoral students and those already in possession of a doctorate are not eligible to apply.
Making your application
We will only consider complete applications – the application is complete once you have uploaded all of the following:
Your research proposal (maximum 1,000 words).
Copies of your bachelors and master certificates, including transcripts.
Copy of your IELTS (or equivalent) certificate (if applicable).
Copy of your passport.
Two references uploaded or requested – one must be an academic reference from your most recent period of study. Both must have been written within the last year.
Once you have completed your research proposal, you can make your application before 26 February, 4pm. Please follow these steps: