The ideal stepping stone to doctoral research that develops knowledge and experience
A postgraduate degree can be a stepping stone to doctoral research, helping develop valuable technical skills and the ability to critically analyse others' work. Students are given key skills for completing PhD research – knowledge and hands-on experience of conducting research and interpreting data.
The quality of our tuition and student supervision is very important to London South Bank University (LSBU). All research students can discuss their work on a one-to-one basis with their supervisors and progress is regularly monitored.
The benefits of LSBU
Become an expert
You will become a master of your subject with many transferable skills including self-discipline, analytical and critical thinking. Plus, you'll have the ability to turn criticism of others' work into something constructive of your own.
Helping ensure your success
As a research student you'll take our Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills alongside your research programme to help prepare you for your research dissertation. Offered free of charge, you'll take modules in:
- Research Methods (M level)
- 1st Progress Report (extensive literature review)
- Skills Portfolio (mixture of transferable research and generic skills)
Build up skill sets
Course modules are offered in both qualitative and quantitative research methods covering: ethics; skills and problems in educational, economic and social research; and oral and written presentation skills including preparation for report writing and viva voce examinations.
Specialist Social Sciences career growth
Professionals wishing to train for careers in public and social services or as professional researchers in the private and/or voluntary sector should apply for our standalone MSc Criminology and Social Research Methods.
Eligible for so much more
Students enrolled on our MPhil/PhD projects are eligible to join MSc course modules free of charge. MSc programmes are recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to provide Research Training (RT).
Following a research degree
To progress onto a Research Degree, students typically need to already hold a first or second class honours degree from any UK university or a qualification considered equivalent by our Research Degrees Committee.
Appropriate members of academic staff are nominated to act as supervisors for research programmes and one academic is appointed as your Director of Studies. This role has overall responsibility for coordinating and managing your research programme – supervision intensity varies according to your needs, mode of study and nature of project.
Building your public profile
Our PhD students lead departmental seminars. These are a great way to enhance presentation skills and act as a forum for gaining valuable feedback. Research funding allows our PhD students to attend conferences to present their work and we support this by offering a series of workshops to develop key skills.
21 May 2018Altered States: BA Drama and Performance Final Degree Show
22 May 2018Altered States: BA Drama and Performance Final Degree Show
22 May 2018CIPD courses at LSBU information evening
23 May 2018Altered States: BA Drama and Performance Final Degree Show
24 May 2018Altered States: BA Drama and Performance Final Degree Show
24 May 2018Its My Own Invention - Film Screening
29 May 2018Alumni seminars: Technology and healthcare
5 June 2018This is not a fake conference!
6 June 2018The True Cost of Prison
7 June 2018H2drOp water percussion music - research performance
LSBU wins Partnership of the Year with St Mungo’s at the Student Nursing Times Award 2018
21 May 2018
How black nurses were vital to our health service even before Windrush, a talk by Stephen Bourne
17 May 2018
Remodelling crowd medical services in the English football league, a study by LSBU and Millwall Football Club
4 May 2018
Product Design students deliver creative Airlander concepts
3 May 2018
London South Bank University enters top 100 League in Complete Universities Guide
25 April 2018
Enterprising solutions for a low carbon built environment presented at CIBSE conference 2018
25 April 2018
Parents attend Lambeth Careers Cluster Conference
19 April 2018
Global report ranks LSBU’s Clarence Centre in top 20 for business start-ups
11 April 2018
Local schools visit Southwark Careers Fair 2018
3 April 2018