Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Environmental Sciences

Brunel hosts a community of internationally recognised and world-leading researchers in Environmental Sciences. We undertake innovative research that increases understanding of the links between our environment and health, aims to prevent disease, and improves the quality of our environments. Environmental Sciences has particular expertise in the health impacts of chemicals in the environment, winning a Queen's Anniversary Prize for research revealing the link between chemicals in rivers and reproductive health. Professor John Sumpter received an OBE in August 2016 for his research which has increased global awareness on the consequence of environmental pollution. Our research addresses five key areas: Environmental Health and Ecosystems; Biological Pathways and Systems; Environmental Change (past, present and future); Environmental Solutions; Environmental Policy and Communication.

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

Course modules

Brunel hosts a community of internationally recognised and world-leading researchers in Environmental Sciences. We undertake innovative research that increases understanding of the links between our environment and health, aims to prevent disease, and improves the quality of our environments. Environmental Sciences has particular expertise in the health impacts of chemicals in the environment, winning a Queen's Anniversary Prize for research revealing the link between chemicals in rivers and reproductive health. Professor John Sumpter received an OBE in August 2016 for his research which has increased global awareness on the consequence of environmental pollution.
Our research addresses five key areas: Environmental Health and Ecosystems; Biological Pathways and Systems; Environmental Change (past, present and future); Environmental Solutions; Environmental Policy and Communication. Our research is highly regarded and offers talented researchers the opportunity to:
•Join an expert interdisciplinary community that publishes world-leading research addressing priority and emerging challenges ranging from fundamental environmental science to the links between environment and health
•Apply state-of-the-art equipment for the chemical analysis of samples and molecular and cell biology techniques.
•Benefit from our excellent network of contacts within various sectors of government, industry and academia.
•Enjoy being part of a well-resourced, collegial research environment - all our research students are based in our dedicated postgraduate study rooms alongside academic staff offices and play a full part in the activities of the Division.
•Make a real difference to society through translation of research into practical solutions.

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
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years

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