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Full time | Southwark Campus | 3 years | APR

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

APR

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Law

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

The PhD programme is closely linked to our growing and dynamic research culture. You'll benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff, working alongside a portfolio of dynamic and popular masters programmes.

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.

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.

Employability

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.

Transferable skills

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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,670

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,400

Entry requirements

Research Degree Programme at LSBU you are expected to have a 2.1 honours degree and a relevant Postgraduate qualification at Masters Level would be beneficial. If they have the equivalent of lower second class honours they would also need a Postgraduate qualification at Masters Level.