Making an application
You will apply to the University of Brighton through our online application portal. When you do, you will require a research proposal, references, a personal statement and a record of your education.
You will be asked whether you have discussed your research proposal and your suitability for doctoral study with a member of the University of Brighton staff. We recommend that all applications are made with the collaboration of at least one potential supervisor. Approaches to potential supervisors can be made directly through the details available online. If you are unsure, please do contact the Doctoral College for advice.
Please visit our How to apply for a PhD page for detailed information.
Sign in to our online application portal to begin.
Fees and funding
Undertaking research study will require university fees as well as support for your research activities and plans for subsistence during full or part-time study.
Funding sources include self-funding, funding by an employer or industrial partners; there are competitive funding opportunities available in most disciplines through, for example, our own university studentships or national (UK) research councils. International students may have options from either their home-based research funding organisations or may be eligible for some UK funds.
Learn more about the funding opportunities available to you.
Tuition fees academic year 2023–24
Standard fees are listed below, but may vary depending on subject area. Some subject areas may charge bench fees/consumables; this will be decided as part of any offer made. Fees for UK and international/EU students on full-time and part-time courses are likely to incur a small inflation rise each year of a research programme.
International (including EU)
International students registered in the School of Humanities and Social Science or in the School of Business and Law
PhD by Publication
Contact Brighton Doctoral College
To contact the Doctoral College at the University of Brighton we request an email in the first instance. Please visit our contact the Brighton Doctoral College page.
For supervisory contact, please see individual profile pages.