Research Degrees

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.

Types of research degrees

PhD

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.

MPhil

An MPhil involves the exploration of a research topic and is typically studied over a shorter period of 1 year for a full-time student and 2 years for a part-time student. MPhil students are required to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights informed by the forefront of their discipline, field of study or professional practice.

Brunel Integrated PhD

The Brunel Integrated PhD is 4-year PhD that combines research with a structured programme of advanced training in discipline-specific and generic skills.

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 below for enquiries. You may also approach your potential supervisor directly.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Cbass-pgr-office@brunel.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1895 267051

College of Health and Life Sciences
chls-pgr-office@brunel.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1895 268161

College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
cedps-pgr-office@brunel.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1895 266876


Page last updated: Tuesday 31 May 2016