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.

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12/36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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