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Health and wellbeing PhD

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Self Development Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The University of Brighton welcomes PhD students to all aspects of its wide ranging and thriving research cultures in health and wellbeing, for which it draws on clinical, professional and sociological perspectives.

Our Health and wellbeing PhD and Resilience PhD students work across practice and theory in a range of health, public health, community based and social care related settings, and across statutory, NHS and/or third sector services.

We offer PhD study in both full and part-time modes and welcome students with significant professional experience, who are able to use and share the career skills they have developed, as well as those who have recently completed first degrees and wish to take advantage of their academic momentum.

Our research utilises creative, community engaged, participatory and inclusive methodologies such as co-production, as well as theory informed qualitative health related research. You will be contributing throughout your studies to a research portfolio that has major impact on understanding the experiences of health, wellbeing and care and the provision and the systems that support it.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the PhD are: a recognised Master’s degree with a significant research component, for example MPhil from another university, or similar qualification which is regarded by the University of Brighton as being equivalent and relevant or substantial appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level which resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment. An application made by someone with this experience will be considered on its merits and will normally require independent academic references or, unless a School exercises their right to specify more stringent entry requirements, we may consider a first or upper second honours degree or other qualification which is regarded by the University of Bighton as being equivalent and relevant.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offers over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. For students in need of additional financial support, there is a range of...more