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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Falmer Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Psychology is an established and vibrant research discipline at the University of Brighton.

Our research is at the forefront of developments in applied, critical, community, social and health psychology and emerging fields such as cyberpsychology and ecopsychology. It addresses a wide range of topics such as mental health and wellbeing, friendship, identity, poverty and social exclusion, security and surveillance, gender, sexuality, intimacy, migration, nature-based interventions and climate change.

We are renowned for a creative approach to methods and have specialist knowledge across both quantitative and qualitative approaches, incorporating the latest technology (including state of the art eye tracking and biopack equipment) via our lab resources. We often collaborate with both academic and non-academic partners and have strong links with various community groups and organizations. In addition, the University of Brighton fosters a range of research that integrates Psychology and related humanities and social science subjects, so is also well-placed to develop cross-disciplinary projects with subjects that make use of psychological practices and methodologies.

Gaining a PhD in Psychology will enhance your career opportunities in academia and beyond. Opportunities include academic posts as lecturers and postdoctoral research assistants at the University of Brighton and elsewhere, as well as roles in central and local government, non-governmental organisations, social research, teaching, journalism and the media.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,126per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Brighton

  • University League Table

    112th

  • 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

    109th out of 118 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    111 52%

    80th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42 42%

    115th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    90th

    17

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