Research degrees

See also:

The University of Sussex's Doctoral School

The University of Brighton's Doctoral College


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The research areas and research environment at BSMS provides postgraduate students with potential for interdisciplinary interactions. Projects are available where supervisors with a background in fundamental science are working together with clinicians to provide an exciting and productive environment. In addition, some projects are enhanced by the input of ethics research into research on human genetics or disease.

Postgraduate students are often supervised by both BSMS Faculty and Faculty from the Universities of Sussex or Brighton as well as clinicians from the NHS, providing students with a rich research experience. Students are able to take advantage of skills training courses at both universities, as well as use the facilities and equipment provided in both universities and in NHS research laboratories. There are also strong links with neighbouring research centres such as the Blond McIndoe Research Foundation, East Grinstead, which specializes in research into tissue regeneration.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 

Duration: 18-36 months full-time or 30-48 months part-time

Entry qualification:
(i) a first or second class honours degree, or other qualification which is regarded by the Joint Research Degree Approval Board as being equivalent, and which is normally relevant to the programme of study proposed; or

(ii) appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level. An application made by someone with this experience will be considered on its merits and will normally require independent academic references.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Duration: 24-48 months full-time or 36-72 months part-time

Entry qualification:
(i) a recognised Masters degree or other qualification which is regarded by the Joint Research Degree Approval Board as being equivalent, and which is normally relevant to the programme of study proposed; or

(ii) substantial appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level which resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment. An application made by someone with this experience will be considered on its merits and will normally require independent academic references.

[NOTE: Applicants with first or higher second class honours degrees will be taken on initially as MPhil students and will be given the opportunity to upgrade to a PhD after one year providing adequate progress has been made.

Doctor of Medicine (MD)  

Duration: 12-24 months full-time or 24-36 months part-time

Entry qualification:

(i) the BMBS degree of the Brighton and Sussex Medical School or a registrable professional or other medical qualification;

(ii) eligibility for full or limited registration with the General Medical Council.

Contact

researchdegrees@bsms.ac.uk

 

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