London South Bank University

Course Introduction

London South Bank University (LSBU) is the top modern university in London for world-leading and internationally excellent research and Grade Point Average in General Engineering - Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The School of Engineering has a strong culture of research and enterprise. This success is underpinned by a strong record of external income generation with the total current contract value of research and enterprise awards exceeding £4m. Income is generated from a wide range of sources including the research councils, European Union, industry, Government, charities, consultancy and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships where the School is one of the leaders nationally. Our research is to a very large degree interdisciplinary and collaborative with strong national and international links. There is an extensive research infrastructure including a new £2.8m Centre for Renewable and Efficient Energy in Buildings. All research students are required to participate in a Key Skills Development programme aimed at developing transferable skills in addition to those employed in carrying out research. Training in research methods is available through frequent research seminars. When necessary the research student can follow, in part, relevant Masters courses available within the School and in particular units on research methodology. In some cases, research students are encouraged to follow other courses available within the University or externally aimed at improving their general expertise in their chosen areas. In addition, they may be encouraged to follow language courses aimed at improving their oral and written skills - both essential in their future careers.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
6 years
Distance Learning
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £22,610 Home Fees
6 years
Distance Learning
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £22,610 European Fees
6 years
Distance Learning
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £22,610 Overseas Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,960 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,960 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £42,325 Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,960 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,960 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £42,325 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants for a Research Degree programme at LSBU are usually expected to have a good honours degree (2:2 and above) and a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a merit at Master's level.
  • International entry requirements: If English is not student's first language, they will be required to prove their competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.
  • IELTS score: 7