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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Brighton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

As a Physiotherapy PhD student at the University of Brighton you will be able to draw on research approaches from a range of cognate fields including musculoskeletal therapy and rehabilitation, exercise prescription and health, assistive technology and mobility and efficacy of therapeutic interventions and approaches.

We foster research into clinical practice and effects of treatment modalities, the therapeutic relationship, patient views in relation to conditions and treatment received as well as issues relating to practitioners. We are also interested in the field of therapeutic exercise. Research can be based in clinical or laboratory settings and can involve qualitative as well as quantitative approaches. There is also a strong educational area of research exploring pedagogy and practice.

Graduates with a PhD in physiotherapy from the University of Brighton proceed to jobs in various organisations including NIHR, NHS, university lecturer posts and consultancy.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,126per year

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University information

University of Brighton

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  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 39

  • Entry standards

    / Max 215
    128 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96 96%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    4.57 91%



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