36 months
12270 GBP/year
6500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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A Doctor of Philosophy programme at London Metropolitan University is conducted purely by research. Each PhD is the unique development of a student’s individual research project, conducted under the guidance of at least two supervisory members of staff with expertise in the research area. 

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You can pursue a Doctor of Philosophy in any area of research within the University where suitable expertise is available to support the proposed project. Cross-disciplinary projects are welcome. The University provides a supportive framework for research and each student’s work is carefully overseen and progress monitored. It is also possible to study a PhD via distance learning at London Metropolitan University .

Completing a PhD means you'll be making an original contribution to knowledge. It requires an excellent overview of existing research in your field, plus analytical skills to assess research claims. You'll also need to be a self-motivator and be able to dedicate considerable time to completing a PhD. 

Where this course can take you

Many people with an PhD become lecturers, teachers or researchers, but these are by no means the only destinations.

Depending on your discipline, you may go into industry (this is frequently the case for graduates in biological or computer science), the City (business and law graduates), public sector management and/or policy-making (social science and business graduates), international governmental organisations (social science and business graduates), the social professions or non-governmental organisations.

Many of our graduates are mid-career and use their degree for career enhancement in areas such as social services, education, counselling, health and social care, or diplomacy.

Programme Structure

Recent research areas include:

  • Gujarati women in London learning English
  • Putting the Syrian “Spring” in context
  • Occupational stress in Malta
  • Counter-terrorism in the UK
  • The Left in West Germany
  • The experiences of counselling trainees
  • Childhood malnutrition in Khartoum
  • Depression among black and ethnic minority men
  • Smartphones and machine learning
  • Managers and self-directed learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 We recommend that you submit your application to us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


360 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a good honours degree from a UK university or equivalent (first or upper-second class), although applicants will usually tend to have obtained a master's degree before entry

Candidates with other qualifications are considered on their merits.

The University only offers supervision to candidates if there is adequate available supervisory expertise in the area of the research project.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12270 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 GBP per year during 36 months.


  • Uk £3,250 per year
  • Int: £6,135 per year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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