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.

You will also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications.

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 related to law:

  • 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

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to prove your competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 7815 6100