Entry requirements

When applying for a Research Degree Programme at LSBU you are expected to have a good honours degree. If you have the equivalent of a lower second or third 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.

Department specialisms

Civil society, The voluntary sector, NGOs, gender, Sexuality, Race, Globalisation, International relations, Migration, Human rights, Genocide, Crimes against humanity, Women's movements, Elites and networks, Agency, Development studies, Youth crime, Prostitution, Human trafficking, Violence against women, Policing, Education for sustainability, Politics of sustainability, Politics and climate change, Social science research methods.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

5% of our research into Social Work and Social Policy was awarded the quality rating of 3* out of 4* for 'environment'

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


part time
60 months
distance learning
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 7815 6100