PhD HEALTH STUDIES

UK Fees

£4820

Int. Fees

£16900

Overview

Leading centre for research

We are a leading centre for research in London for nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, public health and social care. 80% of our research into Allied Health Professions and Nursing was awarded the highest quality ratings of 4* or 3* for 'impact' in reach and significance (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014).

PhD Nursing

Join us to benefit from our monthly doctoral support programme, where you can meet students at different points in their doctoral studies and benefit from peer support and sessions to support your learning. There are also development sessions organised by the Central Research Office for LSBU’s research students and a lively annual Summer School.

Advantages of a PhD

A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. It is 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.

Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team.

Why Health Studies at LSBU?

A member of staff, expert in your 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.
You'll gain support from other doctoral students at our monthly Doctoral Support Group.
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
ModeFull-time Duration36 - 48 months Start dateJanuary; April; September Application code9013 Application method Direct to LSBU
ModePart-time Duration48 - 72 months Start dateJanuary; April; September Application code9033 Application method Direct to LSBU
ModeDistance learning Duration6 years Start dateJanuary; April; September Application codeP052653 Application method Direct to LSBU

Location

London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.

If you are visiting our Southwark Campus, you may wish to use our downloadable campus map (PNG File 466 KB). For information on accessibility, see our DisabledGo access guides.

Walk or bicycle

The University is in easy walking distance of underground and leading overground stations. We are only 20 minutes away from the Thames. We encourage walking and cycling and have bicycle racks on campus. Please check the Transport for London cycling website for London cycling maps and route planners.

By bus

LSBU is very well connected, and a large number of buses travel to and connect in the Elephant and Castle area from across London.

By train or tube

The Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station, which is right next to campus. The closest rail stations are Elephant & Castle, London Waterloo and London Bridge. To plan your train journey, visit the National Rail website.

By car

London South Bank University does not provide public parking space. There is a limited amount of parking in the area, so we strongly advise using public transport.

Do consider the Congestion Charge if you are driving through London to reach the campus. Find out if you'll be crossing the Congestion Charge zone to reach our Southwark Campus.

TfL journey planner

You can travel to Southwark Campus by using public transport, plan your journey using the Transport for London journey planner.

Entry Level Requirements

Applicants 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.

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 your first language you will be required to prove your competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level. You will be invited to an interview with your potential supervisor, in person or by telephone, prior to an offer being made.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme

If you are a non-EU/EEA national, you may need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for clearance from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) in order to study this course. ATAS certificate is a requirement for enrolment at the University, you will need one if you are an international student applying to study for a postgraduate qualification in the UK and it is now a requirement for every Visa application. Please note, an ATAS certificate is not needed for you to submit an application for a course at LSBU and to receive an offer.

You can find more information about whether you will require this via the FCO website and in our MyLSBU guide to the Academic Technology Approval Scheme.

The process for obtaining an ATAS certificate can take some time so it is important that you check whether you need one as early as possible so that you can make your application for the certificate to obtain it in good time. Failure to produce a valid ATAS certificate could result in delays to receiving your CAS or we may be unable to enrol you at the University.

The CAH code for this course is CAH02-03-12.

United Kingdom

£4820

Tuition fees for home students

International

£16900

Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees

  • Part-time

    part-time

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £2892 International fee: £10140
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 1PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650
    International: £51890

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820 International fee: £4820
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 1DS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £25290
    International: £25290

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 1PS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 1PS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 1DS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500
    International: £24500

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 1DS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500
    International: £24500

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £2892 International fee: £10140
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 2PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650
    International: £51890

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820 International fee: £4820
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 2DS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £25290
    International: £25290

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 2PS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 2PS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 2DS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500
    International: £24500

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 2DS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500
    International: £24500

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £2892 International fee: £10140
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 3PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650
    International: £51890

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820 International fee: £4820
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 3DS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £25290
    International: £25290

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 3PS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 3PS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 3DS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500
    International: £24500

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 3DS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500
    International: £24500

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £2892 International fee: £10140
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 4PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650
    International: £51890

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820 International fee: £4820
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 4DS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £25290
    International: £25290

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 4PS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 4PS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 4DS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500
    International: £24500

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 4DS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500
    International: £24500

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £2892 International fee: £10140
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 5PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650
    International: £51890

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820 International fee: £4820
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 5DS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £25290
    International: £25290

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 5PS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: 5PS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 5DS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500
    International: £24500

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: 5DS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500
    International: £24500

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 6

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £1190 International fee: £1190
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: WUS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650
    International: £51890

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 6

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £1190 International fee: £1190
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: WUS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £25290
    International: £25290

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 6

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: WUS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (PT) - Year 6

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9033 Session code: WUS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 6

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: WUS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500
    International: £24500

    PhD Health Studies (DL) - Year 6

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9068 Session code: WUS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500
    International: £24500
  • Full-time

    full-time

    PhD Health Studies (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820 International fee: £16900
    AOS/LSBU code: 9013 Session code: 1FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650
    International: £51890

    PhD Health Studies (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9013 Session code: 1FS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9013 Session code: 1FS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (FT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820 International fee: £16900
    AOS/LSBU code: 9013 Session code: 2FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650
    International: £51890

    PhD Health Studies (FT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9013 Session code: 2FS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (FT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9013 Session code: 2FS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (FT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820 International fee: £16900
    AOS/LSBU code: 9013 Session code: 3FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650
    International: £51890

    PhD Health Studies (FT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9013 Session code: 3FS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (FT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9013 Session code: 3FS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £1190 International fee: £1190
    AOS/LSBU code: 9013 Session code: WUS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650
    International: £51890

    PhD Health Studies (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9013 Session code: WUS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

    PhD Health Studies (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9013 Session code: WUS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160
    International: £47350

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 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

Fee status

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode Full-time Duration 36 - 48 months Start date January; April; September Application code 9013 Application method Direct to LSBU
Mode Part-time Duration 48 - 72 months Start date January; April; September Application code 9033 Application method Direct to LSBU
Mode Distance learning Duration 6 years Start date January; April; September Application code P052653 Application method Direct to LSBU

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.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 516 KB).

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as a postgraduate student.

Postgraduate Application Service

Book a session with one of our specialist Postgraduate Advisors. Over a one on one Advice Session they'll advise you on postgraduate degrees at LSBU that match your interests and experience.

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.

Careers

Employability Service

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:

  • Free employability workshop and events for student all year round, more details can be found on our event section.
  • 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.
  • LSBU Careers Hub offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and support, guidance on future careers, as well as loads of career resources, connecting you with employers, exciting events, 1-1 support and relevant workshops.

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

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.

Teaching and Assessment

Contact information

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Tel: 0207 815 7500

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