Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research'intensive community. A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline. A PhD involves demonstrating through original research or other advanced scholarship the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of an academic discipline or professional practice, the ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the general of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline. Both full'time (3 years) and part'time (6 years) study routes are available.

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 £15,750 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,097 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £7,875 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. 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. IELTS 7.5 (min 7.0 in all)