New studentships for 2012/2013
Doctoral College 2012 research studentships closed on 8 June 2012
The deadline has now passed for 2012 Doctoral College studentships.
Applications outside of the Doctoral College studentships continue to be welcomed. Those that have alternative forms of funding (self-funded or sponsored) can apply in two ways:
- against the PhD topics in the arts and humanities, life and physical sciences and the social sciences, or
- against a project of your own formulation.
Choose to join the University of Brighton as a research student and you will be part of our new university-wide Doctoral College that fully supports doctoral studies within the university's broader research culture.
Our support for researcher development has been recognised in 2012 with the prestigious European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.
You will be assisted in your discovery of new knowledge by a strong supervisory team and a researcher development programme. With many of our researchers world leaders in their fields, you will work in collaboration with the university to build specialist areas of excellence and ensure the work's ability to impact.
The University of Brighton is committed to delivering transformative research that has real-life positive impacts. We believe there are two types of research - applied and yet to be applied. Find out more about our range of research.
In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008) the university moved 21 places up the Times Higher Education quality league tables. Ninety-eight researchers submitted for Art and Design, securing 35 percent world leading activity, with another nine units of assessment recording world-leading research.
About the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research Award
A UK-wide process, incorporating the QAA Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, enables institutions to gain the European Commission's 'HR excellence in research' badge, acknowledging alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.