London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This course aims to provide a thriving research environment and advanced training in a broad range of areas relating to Green Process Engineering, Explosions and Fire Research and Petroleum Engineering. Our research is supported via our collaborative research links and is funded by the EPSRC, The Royal Society, European Commission and industrial partners. The School of Engineering has a strong culture of research and enterprise. 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. REF also awarded 80% of LSBU's research into General Engineering the two highest quality ratings (4 or 3) for 'impact' (research and significance). A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. 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. 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
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