London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The School of Business has a growing research degrees programme, with an emphasis on part-time study by students who are simultaneously developing and enhancing their professional careers. The School offers traditional postgraduate research study leading to the award of PhD. LSBU Business School also picked up the award for 'Accountancy College of the Year- Public Sector' at the PQ Magazine 2017 awards. 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. LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
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: Students 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.Students will also be required to show proof of all of their qualifications.
  • 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.