PhD; MRes Education

Southwark Campus

Mode: Full-time; Part-time

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Overview

Dynamic research culture

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. A member of staff, expert in your chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme.

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Why Education at LSBU?

2nd for graduate prospects in Education in London (Sunday Times League Table 2020) and top 3 for career prospects amongst London universities (Guardian University League Tables 2020).

The Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC) started at LSBU.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) awarded 75% of our research 3* out of 4* for 'environment' - quality that is defined as conducive to producing research of international excellence.

Advantages of an MRes / PhD

Undertaking an MRes or PhD means making an original contribution to knowledge. They are distinct from a taught Masters in that your final output will be an extended dissertation or creative project relevant to your field of interest, rather than module-based coursework and exams.

You can complete an MRes in one year or part-time over two years, as opposed to a full PhD which can take up to five years. Students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team.

The School also offers a Professional Doctorate in Education, which consists of two years taught classes, followed by three years independent research.

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start Date
January; April; September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time
Duration
5 years
Start Date
January; April; September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Distance learning
Duration
6 years
Start Date
January; April; September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Start Date
January; April; September
Location
Southwark Campus

Employability

Research skills development

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.

Attending conferences

Research students are often sponsored to attend national and international conferences 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.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Teaching and learning

Possible research areas related to education include:

  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Citizenship
  • Disability
  • Education and social justice
  • Emancipatory research
  • Equalities
  • Faith
  • Family
  • Gender, sexuality and sexual orientation
  • Inclusive practice
  • Intercultural dialogue
  • Intersectionality
  • Leadership
  • Learner voice
  • Neurodiversity
  • Pedagogy
  • Policy
  • Prison education
  • Professional development
  • Sustainability
  • Universal design for inclusive learning
  • Widening participation

Staff

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a 2.1 honours degree, and a relevant Postgraduate qualification at Masters level.

You will also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications. If English is not your first language you will asked to prove your competency, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.

How to apply

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start date
January; April; September
Application code
9008
Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
5 years
Start date
January; April; September
Application code
9028
Application method
Mode
Distance learning
Duration
6 years
Start date
January; April; September
Application code
9062
Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Start date
January; April; September
Application code
4981
Application method

Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.

Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

International applicants should use our international application system. Full details can be found on our How to apply section for international students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 544 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 127 KB).

Considering your application

Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.

There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.

Research proposal

The Director of Postgraduate Research Studies for the School of Law and Social Sciences (LSS) is Dr Helen Young but you should contact an appropriate potential supervisor in the first instance.

Before applying formally, we would strongly recommend that you discuss your draft proposal with a potential supervisor whose profile indicates that their research area is similar to yours. See the list of supervisors below.

If you are a PhD applicant, please attach an outline of your research proposal (up to 1,000 words).

If you are an MRes applicant, please provide a short statement, of no more than 500 words, outlining the area of research you are interested in focusing on.

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.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time

Part-time

MRes Education FT - Year 1 FT Southwark APR

The fee shown is for 2020/21 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2021/22 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK fee: £4390International fee: £14470
AOS/LSBU code: 4981Session code: 1FS20

MRes Education FT - Year 1 FT Southwark JAN

The fee shown is for 2020/21 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2021/22 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK fee: £4390International fee: £14470
AOS/LSBU code: 4981Session code: 1FS10

MRes Education FT - Year 1 FT Southwark SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
UK fee: £4530International fee: £14900
AOS/LSBU code: 4981Session code: 1FS00

PhD Education DL - Year 1 PTDL Southwark APR FULL YEAR

The fee shown is for 2020/21 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2021/22 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK fee: £4390International fee: £4390
AOS/LSBU code: 9062Session code: 1DS20
Total course fee:
UK £22985
International £22985

PhD Education DL - Year 1 PTDL Southwark JAN FULL YEAR

The fee shown is for 2020/21 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2021/22 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK fee: £4390International fee: £4390
AOS/LSBU code: 9062Session code: 1DS10
Total course fee:
UK £22985
International £22985

PhD Education DL - Year 1 PTDL Southwark SEPT FULL YEAR

The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
UK fee: £4530International fee: £4530
AOS/LSBU code: 9062Session code: 1DS00
Total course fee:
UK £23750
International £23750

PhD Education FT - Year 1 FT Southwark APR FULL YEAR

The fee shown is for 2020/21 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2021/22 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK fee: £4390International fee: £14470
AOS/LSBU code: 9008Session code: 1FS20
Total course fee:
UK £14205
International £44445

PhD Education FT - Year 1 FT Southwark JAN FULL YEAR

The fee shown is for 2020/21 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2021/22 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK fee: £4390International fee: £14470
AOS/LSBU code: 9008Session code: 1FS10
Total course fee:
UK £14205
International £44445

PhD Education FT - Year 1 FT Southwark SEPT FULL YEAR

The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
UK fee: £4530International fee: £14900
AOS/LSBU code: 9008Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK £14690
International £45800

PhD Education PT - Year 1 PT Southwark APR FULL YEAR

The fee shown is for 2020/21 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2021/22 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK fee: £2634International fee: £8682
AOS/LSBU code: 9028Session code: 1PS20
Total course fee:
UK £14205
International £44445

PhD Education PT - Year 1 PT Southwark JAN FULL YEAR

The fee shown is for 2020/21 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2021/22 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK fee: £2634International fee: £8682
AOS/LSBU code: 9028Session code: 1PS10
Total course fee:
UK £14205
International £44445

PhD Education PT - Year 1 PT Southwark SEPT FULL YEAR

The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
UK fee: £2718International fee: £8940
AOS/LSBU code: 9028Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK £14690
International £45800

The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 160 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 102 KB).

We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.

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