What will I learn?

Overview

Our scientists in the School of Applied Sciences work in multidisciplinary teams to target major societal challenges in the areas of human health, well-being, performance and behaviour. We apply theory in theses areas to contemporary real world issues by undertaking innovative and rigorous science.

We focus on globally regarded, theoretical and applied research with ‘real world’ impact. Our teaching is fully informed by contemporary research, and our excellence is reinforced by outstanding research facilities which enable both staff and students to undertake cutting edge studies with the most up-to-date equipment and facilities.

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.

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.

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.

Which department am I in?

Applied Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£14,900.00 (US$ 20,195) per year
Fee may vary depending upon the course start date.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November 2022

Venue

Southwark Campus

103 Borough Road,

Kensington and Chelsea,

London,

SE1 0AA, England

Online/Distance (6 years)

Tuition fees
£4,530.00 (US$ 6,140) per year
Fee may vary depending upon the course start date.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

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. Please also supply two academic references as part of your application. You will also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications. If English is not student's first language, students will be required to prove their competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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