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Research degrees for healthcare professionals

A research degree offers you the opportunity to study in depth a topic relevant to your personal or professional development which will contribute to the scientific base and theoretical framework of the subject area.

To be successful in your PhD the study must contain substantial original work.

If you like working independently but with support from an approved expert supervisory team and support from a research division, then a programme of doctoral study may meet your academic needs. See staff supervisor areas of expertise

The programme of study will also be individually tailored to meet your needs.

All postgraduate research students are members or honorary members of the University of Brighton Doctoral College. The Doctoral College champions a stimulating researcher development environment and connects the university's research community. Students and supervisors are given practical support to achieve high and timely project completion.

The research can be undertaken in either the university setting or in a work based setting.

Doctoral students normally register for an MPhil and transfer to a PhD in the later stages of their study.

Studying for a doctorate can be undertaken either part time or full time

  • Part-time study takes between 45-72 months
  • Full-time study takes between 33-60 months


Research seminar