Entry requirements

When applying for a Research Degree Programme at LSBU you are expected to have a 2.1 honours degree, and a relevant Postgraduate qualification at Masters level would be beneficial.

If you have the equivalent of lower second class honours you would also need a Postgraduate qualification at Masters level.

Months of entry

January, October, September, April, February

Course content

The PhD and MRes programmes are closely linked to our growing and dynamic research culture. You'll benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff, working alongside a portfolio of of dynamic and popular masters programmes.

Research areas

  • Access to justice
  • Civil litigation
  • Criminal law and evidence
  • International criminal law
  • Terrorism
  • Counter-terrorism
  • International terrorism
  • International law
  • International commercial law
  • International human rights
  • ADR
  • Mediation
  • Legal practice
  • Human rights
  • Family law
  • Public law

Research students who study at LSBU become a vital part of our dynamic research culture and are one of the essential elements which make LSBU an exciting intellectual environment.

All research students are enrolled in the LSBU’s postgraduate Key Skills programme. In addition, you can undertake research methods training from relevant MA and MSc courses, as well as taking part in specialist events and activities, which ensure an inclusive and thriving research culture.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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