Research course

Social Sciences

London South Bank University · Social and Policy Studies

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.

A member of staff, expert in the 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. Explore the staff, facilities and more in the Division of Social Sciences.

Research areas

  • 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

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

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