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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Social Sciences

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The PhD programmes are closely linked to our growing and dynamic research culture. Students will benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff, working alongside a portfolio of dynamic and popular masters 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. All research students are enrolled in the LSBU’s postgraduate Key Skills programme. In addition, students 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. 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. Research students are often sponsored to attend national and international conferences and to meet leading scientists in their fields and to present their research findings. The progress of all research students is formally monitored by the University's Research Degree Committee. LSBU is committed to supporting students to develop their employability and succeed in getting a job after they have graduated. Their qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market students also need to work on their employability, and on their career search.

Different course options

Full time | Southwark Campus | 3 years | APR

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

APR

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£13,690

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£42,325

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students for a Research Degree programme at LSBU are usually expected to have a good honours degree (2:1 and above) and a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a merit at Master's level. Students will also be required to show proof of all of their qualifications.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries – and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the University has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit. The University has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students...more

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