University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Human Rights

We welcome enquiries from students wishing to undertake research in any areas of faculty interest. All research students are required to complete an appropriate programme of research methods training. Students who have already completed a programme of research methods training can apply for the doctoral course leading to a PhD. You are normally required to complete some research methods training modules and possibly some specialist thematic modules drawn from the MA course. You are allocated 2 academic supervisors with whom you work for the duration of your research course. These are allocated according to their regional and thematic expertise, to provide a complementary 'match' with your research. Many, but not all, research students undertake fieldwork as part of their PhD research - normally during the 2nd year of the PhD. Supervision continues during fieldwork, while you gather data to be written up in the final year.

Assessment methods

Sponsorship information

Students applying within most disciplines in the social sciences are eligible to apply for 1 of 3 ESRC Quota awards.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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