London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The School of Arts and Creative Industries has a major commitment to scholarship and research. We recognise its significance in underpinning course provision, particularly at postgraduate level, and in developing enterprise and knowledge transfer with the media, arts and creative sectors. All research students are enrolled in the LSBU?s postgraduate Key Skills programme. In addition, they can undertake research methods training from relevant MA and MSc courses, as well as taking part in specialist events and activities, which ensure an inclusive and thriving research culture. Our applied research tackles real-world issues and encompasses a wide variety of methodologies and approaches, including practice-based research, empirical work on audiences and texts, and theory-driven analysis. Read the Arts and Creative Industries Research blog for up-to-date information about research activities. 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 £13,690 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,690 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