Sussex Neuroscience


Are you interested in finding things out for yourself? Do you want to be involved in cutting-edge research?

Note that we also run a highly popular Sussex Neuroscience 4-Year PhD Programme, which has its own application round once per year, open between October and January for a September start. Please see the 4-Year PhD page for more information.

How to apply for a standard PhD

If you are applying to an advertised studentship, please follow the instructions on the relevant advert (links to advertised studentships will appear above when they become available).

For general information about PhD availability, start by looking at the work of the groups in the different research themes on this site.  If you find a group that is working on the types of question that might interest you, note whether the Group Leader belongs to a School within the University of Sussex (Life Sciences, Psychology or Informatics), or to the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), as the application process differs.

University of Sussex: For general information about PhD availability we recommend that you contact the supervisor first by email with any questions that you might have, and to establish whether there may be a suitable project, before making a formal application. You will find their contact details on their research webpages.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS): Applications are made through the University of Brighton. Please see the Postgraduate Research Degrees page for general information, and follow the "Applying" link to make your application.

Please note that for standard PhDs there are three possible entry points per year, in January, May and September (University of Sussex) or January, May and October (Brighton and Sussex Medical School). However, funded studentships are likely to have specific deadlines and start dates.