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16 new research studentships for 2014

Valued at £60,000 each

The deadline for applications has now passed.

Building on an investment of £5 million over three years, the University of Brighton Doctoral College is providing 16 fully-funded research studentships starting in 2014.

Each studentship is worth £60,000 and will support full-time doctoral study over a three-year period. These studentships are just one element in a range of funding opportunities.

We are inviting applications from world-class research students to apply for fully-funded research projects.

Select your area of interest below to view available projects in your research area.

> Arts and humanities

Creative and performing arts, architecture, design, media and the humanities is at the forefront of a thriving research culture at the University of Brighton.

> Life and physical sciences

Brighton's life and physical sciences research seeks to generate new knowledge in the areas environment, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and medicine, and pharmacy and biomolecular sciences.

> Social sciences

Social scientific expertise at Brighton underpins research into criminology and social policy; business and innovation; sport, leisure and tourism; education; exercise, health and rehabilitation; and the natural environment.

Funding notes

Each studentship is worth at least £60,000 over three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

For UK/EU students this comprises £4,530 per year (for three years) to cover annual tuition fees and a contribution towards living expenses of £15,470 per year (for three years). For suitable students from outside of the UK/EU the funding will comprise £13,840 per year (for three years) to cover annual international tuition fees and a contribution towards living expenses of £6,160 per year (for three years).

The contribution available towards living costs will rise annually in line with inflation. The value of the studentship will also be raised to take into account any rise in annual tuition fees.

The deadline for application is 4pm 20 February 2014.

Interviews will take place from 10–21 March 2014.

Why study at Brighton?

Centres for Doctoral Training
Brighton is a partner within three prestigious Centres for Doctoral Training, two funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council: TECHNE and Design Star. And one by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council: Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA). We will be recruiting to these centres for the first time.

For more information about the additional opportunities that these centres offer visit

Rising research star
Recognised as a ‘rising research star’ in the most recent RAE (2008), the University of Brighton has moved 21 places up the Times Higher Education quality league tables.  We are ambitious and determined to take our success to the next level.

Transformative research
Our multidisciplinary approach to research makes significant contributions to social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing across a broad range of work from the arts, humanities and social sciences to the physical and life sciences, technology and engineering.

Over the last five years we have committed over £10 million to initiatives in support of research. By being innovative and managing strategically we have enriched our research environment, balancing discipline-based research with more flexible, cross-cutting interdisciplinary strands of research enquiry. Find out more about our work.

Award-winning research support
Our Doctoral College provides an academic and pastoral support network for researchers across the university and is recognised with the prestigious European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.

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Get in touch

If you would like to talk to us about your studentship application, contact the office of Professor David Arnold, Dean of the Doctoral College.

+44 (0)1273 642915

Brighton Doctoral College, in collaboration with:

Read about our transformative research

> How to apply