London South Bank University

London South Bank University


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 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. 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. Explore the staff, facilities and more at the Centre for Education and School Partnerships. Possible research areas related to education include: * Education and social justice * Inclusive practice * Pedagogy * Leadership * Professional development * Inter- agency collaboration * Vocational education * Bullying * Bereavement * Sustainability * Learner's voice * Emancipatory research * Youth crime * International development * Widening participation * Universal design for inclusive learning * Human rights and equality * Selection and exclusion * Intersectionality * Disability, * Neurodiversity * Autism * Gender, sexuality and sexual orientation * Race * Age * Faith * Family * Poverty. 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. To find out more about what to include in your proposal download our Law and Social Sciences PhD Proposal Guidelines (PDF File 97 KB) presentation. Please go to our website to download this document:

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a good Honours degree. If applicants have the equivalent of a lower 2nd or 3rd Class Honours they would also need a Postgraduate qualification at Master's level. Applicants will also be required to show proof of all of their qualifications. If English is not an applicant's 1st language they will be expected to prove their competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.

Assessment methods

Thesis and viva voce.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 60 months
PhD Distance learning September 2016 - 72 months
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 60 months
PhD Distance learning October 2016 - 72 months
PhD Full-time January 2017 - 36 months
PhD Part-time January 2017 - 60 months
PhD Distance learning January 2017 - 72 months
PhD Full-time February 2017 - 36 months
PhD Part-time February 2017 - 60 months
PhD Distance learning February 2017 - 72 months
PhD Full-time April 2017 - 36 months
PhD Part-time April 2017 - 60 months
PhD Distance learning April 2017 - 72 months
PhD Full-time October 2017 - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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