By phd | February 22, 2009
Background: Brighton University can trace its roots back to the mid-nineteenth century. It organized as a Polytechnic in 1968 and in 1992 was designated a university. With five campuses and twenty one thousand students studying in various degrees, today university has nearly doubled the number of degrees it awards in just the last few years.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Subjects:
Brighton University offers a number of Doctorate Degree Programs including Business Management, Innovation Management, Tourism, Computer Science, Environment and Civil Engineering, Geography, Education, Language and Linguistics, Engineering and Physics, Environment and Civil Engineering, Culinary Arts, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Health Professions, Health Care, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Social Work, Mathematical Sciences, Information Management, Midwifery, Nursing, Architecture, and Historical and Critical Studies, Pharmacy and Biomolecular Science, Sport Science, Exercise Science and Leisure Cultures. To be accepted into the Doctorate Degree Program qualified applicants should have complete a Masters degree in their field of interest. Comparable work or research experience may be considered. For international students, proof of English competence is also required (IELTS 6.5-7.0 or TOFEL 600-550).
Doctorate Degree Programs - Admissions:
With admission application, you also need to include two professional references and a short research proposal for departmental consideration. Apart from traditional PhD degree programs, university also offers professional doctorates in various subject areas. Duration and Process: Full time students should expect to complete their studies within three years and part time students have six years in which to finish. Unlike many other Doctorate Degree Programs, Brighton uses a supervisory team approach, where you have two or more advisors to assist and give you a comprehensive guidance while studying. You will also be allocated a division leader for general support and research maters. Additionally, a thesis panel will be created to provide you a constant and throughout advice during your three years of studies. In this way, if any member of your supervisory team will not be available, you will be supported by your advisors or division leader or any member of thesis panel.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Financial Assistance:
Financial aid is available through a number of University based scholarships. These scholarships are awarded for exceptional academics. There are four research scholarships reserved for international research applicants reducing fees by fifty percent for up to three years. All of these scholarships will be allocated on merit for new, full-time international (research) students. As always work-study options are available to international students on student visas (work is allowed 20 hours a week during term times).