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, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
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.
MPhil degree option
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.
Public Health and Health Promotion is a dynamic and cutting edge programme of study within the Department of Clinical Sciences. Our academics are research active and internationally renowned in their own specialist fields of public health, health promotion, health and social care and the social context of health and wellbeing. We explore the ethical, political, societal and cultural dilemmas that arise in public health and health promotion and into health and social care.
PhD students can draw upon and focus on a wide range of research methods – that includes quantitative, qualitative, visual methods, arts based and digital methods.
Applicants are welcome to contact us about their own specialist topics and projects. However we particularly welcome proposals on :
- Health promotion for sexual minority groups.
- Creative methods for researching health and everyday life.
- Sexual health promotion for young people.
- Loneliness and well-being across the life-span.
- Violence and the sociology of health’s contribution to tackling it.
- Interprofessional interventions around FGM or other forms of gendered violence.
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
We offer a range of PhD studentships, partial scholarships, and academic prizes, to help with your research fees. Explore external funding, particularly the Research Councils, as well as other support.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- +44 (0)1895 265599