Law at London South Bank University - UCAS

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Course summary

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 dynamic and popular masters programmes. Academic supervision 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 Law. 7 top reasons to study Law here Research facilities: dedicated PhD study areas with computers exclusively to be used by research students.Professional networking: Research students are often sponsored to attend national and international conferences and to meet leading scientists in their fields and present their research findings..Dynamic Research Culture: benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff.Free tablet: Advanced technology and e-learning, a free tablet will support your studies.Comprehensive reading resources: via our virtual learning environment, a personal e-law library worth £6,000.Postgraduate seminars: attendance at a number of seminars offeredStudent Support: regular contact with your supervisor and postgraduate research tutor within the school throughout the duration of the programme.. Research areas related to law Access to Justice Business Law Company Law Civil Litigation International Commercial Law International Investment Law International Commercial Arbitration Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Criminal Law Sexual Offences Criminal Evidence Criminal Legal Theory Sentencing and Punishment Legal Theory and Approaches Constitutional Law Critical Legal Studies Critical Race Theory Law and Literature Law and Political Economy Law and Technology Philosophy of Law Socio-Legal Studies New Media and Technology Law Human Rights Business and Human Rights International Human Rights Law Global South and Human Rights Human Rights in Action Socio-Economic Rights Theory and History of Human Rights International Law International Criminal Law Public International Law United Nations Terrorism Third World Approaches to International Law Gender, Feminism and the Law Research culture 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. MRes programme An MRes is distinct from a taught Masters in that your final output will be an extended dissertation (30,000 words) rather than module-based coursework and exams. PhD programme A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team. The School of Law and Social Sciences Graduate School provides a focal point for the management and support of our PhD and Professional Doctorate programmes. To find out more about what to include in your proposal download ourLaw and Social Sciences PhD Proposal Guidelines (PDF File 97 KB) presentation.

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. 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.

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Law at London South Bank University - UCAS