Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Youth and Community PhD

Youth and Community Studies has a proud history at Brunel, with 30 years of teaching Youth and Community Work and an international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. We have connections with practitioners who work with young people in a range of posts and settings nationally and internationally. Our research focuses on: Young people's values, identities and perspectives Professionals working with children and young people Policy relating to equalities or the well-being or inclusion of young people Sexuality, drugs and alcohol - and related educational interventions Representations of youth and childhood In the Division of Social Work, Youth and Community, we have members of staff who are: Editors of Gender and Education, Sex Education, Annual Review of Critical Psychology Core member of the Sex Education Forum Advisor on projects funded by the Office of the Children's Commissioner Convenor of the British Educational Research Association's Sexualities Special Interest Group Awarded the Ken Darby-Dowman Memorial Award for post-graduate teaching Member of the International Feminist Research Methods Seminar (SimREF) The Division of Social Work, Youth and Community, have specialism in researching youth professionals with children and young people research with practitioners on tackling gender violence commitment to equalities interventions service user perspectives and experiences specialist researchers in gender and sexualities Applicants are welcome to contact us about their own specialist topics and projects. However we particularly welcome proposals on: Young People's Experience of Genders and Sexualities Social Change in Youth Sexualities Anti-violence and pro-equalities interventions Interprofessional Working on Sexualities and Sexual Health International perspectives on the above

Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree and additionally, for a PhD, a Master's degree or equivalent. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study: IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any section) This applies even if English is the native language of your home country. An appropriate level of English language competence is also expected as listed below. Applicants may also be required to attend compulsory in-sessional English language support. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis. Potential research students are encouraged to contact members of staff in the area of interest to receive guidance on how to focus the research proposal.

Assessment methods

Each student will be allocated a supervisory team consisting of the principal supervisor, second supervisor and a Research Development Advisor. The supervisory team will set teaching and learning targets and advise the student how to achieve them. The progress of each student will be assessed by the supervisory team at regular meetings and by a formal Progress Review Panel at 9 months for full-time students (18 months for part-time students) and then annually. All academic supervisors receive university supported training in the supervision of PhD students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional doctorate Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 years
Professional doctorate Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
Professional doctorate Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
Professional doctorate Full-time GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
Professional doctorate Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
Professional doctorate Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
Professional doctorate Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 6 years
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years

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