Research course


University of Sussex · School of Education and Social Work

Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Your Masters-level qualification must be in a related subject area or you must show evidence of your research experience gained in the UK or overseas education system.

In exceptional circumstances, you may also be considered for this course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The PhD in Wellbeing gives you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in an area of interest and to hone advanced research skills. You’ll work with faculty who are global in their outlook and experts in their fields.

Our doctoral researchers come from all over the world. For many, the PhD is an important step in advancing a professional career.


We host one research centre, the Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing (CIRW) (hosted by the Department of Social Work and Social care and School of Education and Social Work). Doctoral researchers become members of this and more centres, depending on their area of interest, with supervisors generally coming from CIRW.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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