London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Our research is to a very large degree interdisciplinary and collaborative with strong national and international links. The Big Data and Informatics Research Group (BDIRG) works collaboratively with external bodies and has an interdisciplinary approach, working across business, science and engineering projects. 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. A research degree will equip you with many transferable skills. The self-discipline, the demand for clear analytical thinking, and the ability to turn criticism of others work into something constructive of your own, all constitute a unique training for almost any kind of career. The excitement and satisfaction of finding new facts, a new idea, or a new way of looking at something can be highly rewarding.

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 your first language you will be required to prove your competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.
  • IELTS score: 7