Research course

Health Sciences Integrated

Brunel University, London · Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The Department of Health Sciences at Brunel is a vibrant, multidisciplinary community of scholars addressing key issues and global challenges for humankind. The Department brings together academics in Public Health and Health Promotion, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy and Social Work, to carry out world-leading research with the potential to improve human health and well-being.

Together, we work towards integrating academic and scientific rigour with the needs of health and social care providers, the public and service users, policy makers, industry, and the not-for-profit sector, to deliver creative solutions to local, national and global challenges and, thereby, bring health, economic, social, and cultural benefits to societies.

You will benefit from this Integrated PhD programme immensely if you want to:

  • receive more guided and hands-on supervision of your learning and research process, especially if you come from more traditional teaching cultures
  • increase your chances for timely completion of your PhD programme in comparison to students taking traditional route PhD, cutting down the expenses associated with prolonged study
  • access to tailored, highly specialist research training not available as part of the support provided to traditional route PhD students
  • maximise your chances for a successful research analysis by applying practical assignments and training which are part of the integrated PhD directly to the research you do for your thesis
  • receive an official Postgraduate Diploma in Research in addition to your PhD award to certify the completion of skills training which may be required by employers in some countries if you wish to pursue an academic career

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 64 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 70% (min 60% in all areas)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1895 265599