The College welcomes applications by individuals from around the world who wish to undertake research degrees at Brunel. Our PhD students provide a valuable contribution, not just towards the College’s work, but also towards the research output of the University as a whole. Academic staff from the College are available to supervise research in a diverse range of fields. Upon acceptance, there are frequently opportunities for part-time teaching available in the College's undergraduate programmes for postgraduates with appropriate skills. The College offers different modes of study, reflecting the differing nature of the Departments within it, and ensuring that you can research in accordance with your individual needs.
Funding for doctoral studies
A number of studentships and other research funding opportunities are available at Brunel. Please see full list here: Research degree funding.
Choosing your supervisor
Our researchers create knowledge and advance understanding, and equip versatile graduates with the confidence to apply what they have learnt for the benefit of society. You are welcome to approach your potential supervisor directly to discuss your research interests. All research degrees are administered by the Postgraduate Programmes Office in Colleges. Once you have identified your area of research and a potential supervisor, please use the contact details provided here for enquiries.
In addition to the opportunities listed below please explore our research centre webpages and the Institute theme webpages for the latest research projects for students available there. Find out more about Research Degrees at Brunel.
Research opportunities in CBASS
Communications and Media Studies
Film and Television Studies