London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The PhD programme is closely linked to our growing and dynamic research culture in a range of academic interests. You'll benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff, working alongside a portfolio of dynamic and popular masters programmes. Our PhD programme also has recognition from ESRC +3 for PhDs in the areas of Sociology and Social Policy. The School of Law and Social Sciences Graduate School provides a focal point for the management and support of our PhD and Professional Doctorate programmes. Research students who study at LSBU become a vital part of our dynamic research culture and are one of the essential elements which make LSBU an exciting intellectual environment. The School also offers a Professional Doctorate in Education, which consists of two years, taught classes, followed by three years independent research. 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 £13,690 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £42,325 Overseas Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,690 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,960 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £42,325 Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,960 European Fees
6 years
Distance Learning
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £22,610 Home Fees
6 years
Distance Learning
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £22,610 Overseas Fees
6 years
Distance Learning
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £22,610 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants are expected to have a 2.1 honours degree, and a relevant Postgraduate qualification at Masters level.
  • International entry requirements: If English is not your first language you will asked to prove your competency, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.
  • IELTS score: 7