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Doctor of Philosophy

London Metropolitan University

36 months
12270 GBP/year
6500 GBP/year
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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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Why study this Doctor of Philosophy programme at London Metropolitan University ?

A Doctor of Philosophy can be pursued in any area of research within the University where suitable expertise is available to support the proposed research. The University provides a supportive framework for research and each student’s work is carefully overseen. It is also possible to study a PhD via distance learning at London Metropolitan University.

Each PhD is an individual and unique project. The research may be conducted in any of the University’s disciplines (or across disciplines) where there is appropriate research expertise.

Although the degree is awarded for research with no taught component, research students are provided with research training and have access to any master's level module that will facilitate the research.

After the course

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 (for  services, education, counselling, health and social care, or diplomacy.

Programme Structure

 Staff undertake research and offer supervision in areas including:

  • 3D design
  • architecture for rapid change and scarce resources
  • architecture practice and theory
  • banking, finance and economics
  • curation and socially engaged art practices
  • education with a commitment to social justice
  • fine art and photography
  • intelligent systems 
  • interiors and environmental design
  • migration and migrants
  • molecular sciences
  • nutrition

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

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360 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second 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.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. 

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 y
  • Int: £6,135 per y

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.


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