The Graduate School of our Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) 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 an essential element of the University's exciting intellectual environment. The academic year 2010-11 also saw the initiation of the New London Graduate School, a consortium of five London universities which collaborate to provide training and enrichment programmes for their PhD students.
The Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences has a reputation for world leading and internationally excellent research which was firmly established in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). There, three of our subject areas, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; Psychology; and Social Work and Social Policy and Administration, had research rated as being of world-leading or internationally excellent quality in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
Research students benefit from our extensive research expertise which is organised within the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), formed in 2009. Its four research centres are:
These centres are now driving forwards our research activities and profile. Our interdisciplinary research draws on a range of subject, methodological and theoretical expertise. We offer research supervision in a wide variety of subject areas, within the broad areas of education, media and culture, psychology and social and policy research. The Faculty also has recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for PhDs in the areas of sociology and social policy.
London South Bank University Summer School will bring together research students from across the University and New London Graduate School network for a week of activities. There are three full training days and a two-day conference.
Conference Days are Thursday 27th – Friday 28th June and will include: plenary sessions, parallel workshop presentation sessions, a student forum and a poster competition. This year we have introduced the Michal Lyons Award for the Best Poster. The prize is a Mini iPad. This award is in memory of Professor Michal Lyons, who has been instrumental in the development of the annual summer school from a small event based around social sciences to one that now includes all faculties in the University as well as our partners in New London Graduate School (NLGS).
To apply, you should complete an application form (WORD 202kb). The application includes the names and addresses of two academic referees. Please attach an outline of your research proposal (max 1000 words). The outline should contain a working title, rationale (including references to relevant academic and policy literature), research aim and objectives, and proposed research methods.
Please visit our Online Prospectus for an overview of our research degree programmes and entry requirements:
Professor Ian Albery
Tel: 020 7815 5856
Dr Beverly Goring
Senior Research Administrator
Tel: 020 7815 5796