Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Brunel hosts a community of internationally recognised and world'leading researchers in Environmental Sciences. We undertake innovative research that increases understanding of the links between our environment and health, aims to prevent disease, and improves the quality of our environments. Environmental Sciences has particular expertise in the health impacts of chemicals in the environment, winning a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research revealing the link between chemicals in rivers and reproductive health. Professor John Sumpter received an OBE in August 2016 for his research which has increased global awareness on the consequence of environmental pollution.

Our research addresses five key areas: Environmental Health and Ecosystems; Biological Pathways and Systems; Environmental Change (past, present and future); Environmental Solutions; Environmental Policy and Communication.

Course Modules

Brunel hosts a community of internationally recognised and world'leading researchers in Environmental Sciences. We undertake innovative research that increases understanding of the links between our environment and health, aims to prevent disease, and improves the quality of our environments. Environmental Sciences has particular expertise in the health impacts of chemicals in the environment, winning a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research revealing the link between chemicals in rivers and reproductive health. Professor John Sumpter received an OBE in August 2016 for his research which has increased global awareness on the consequence of environmental pollution.

Our research addresses five key areas: Environmental Health and Ecosystems; Biological Pathways and Systems; Environmental Change (past, present and future); Environmental Solutions; Environmental Policy and Communication. Our research is highly regarded and offers talented researchers the opportunity to:

•Join an expert interdisciplinary community that publishes world'leading research addressing priority and emerging challenges ranging from fundamental environmental science to the links between environment and health

•Apply state'of'the'art equipment for the chemical analysis of samples and molecular and cell biology techniques.

•Benefit from our excellent network of contacts within various sectors of government, industry and academia.

•Enjoy being part of a well'resourced, collegial research environment ' all our research students are based in our dedicated postgraduate study rooms alongside academic staff offices and play a full part in the activities of the Division.

•Make a real difference to society through translation of research into practical solutions.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,195 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £17,500 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,097 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £8,750 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study: IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any section). This applies even if English is the native language of your home country. An appropriate level of English language competence is also expected. Applicants may also be required to attend compulsory in-sessional English language support. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis