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Full time | University of Sussex | 4 years | 20-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Self Development

Course type


Course Summary

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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For courses starting in 2020 UK fee is £4,407 per year for full-time students.

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

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