London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The School of Health and Social Care runs a monthly doctoral support programme where you can meet students at different points in their doctoral studies and benefit from peer support and sessions to support your learning. There are also development sessions organised by the Central Research Office for LSBU?s research students and a lively annual Summer School. As a research student you'll become part of our thriving academic community. A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team. 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.

Start Date:

The study period is between 36 to 48 months.. The study period is between 48 - 72 months..

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
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,960 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,960 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £42,325 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,960 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,960 European Fees
6 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. Students will be invited to an interview with their potential supervisor, in person or by telephone, prior to an offer being made.
  • IELTS score: 7