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Management, Marketing and People

  • // UK
  • University/Institute Name London South Bank University
  • Attendance Type Hybrid
  • Position Duration3 years
  • Position Funding Type Determined Upon Application Review
  • Application deadlineNovember 1, 2025

Position Details (PhD Program)

The London South Bank University Business School has a growing research degree programme, with an emphasis on part-time study by students who are simultaneously developing and enhancing their professional careers. Join the Management, Marketing and People degree at London South Bank University.


We have considerable research funding from many sources including the Economical and Social Research Council (ESRC), The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (DBERR) and Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) (through Knowledge Transfer Programmes) and the European Commission.

The School is also committed to ‘civic engagement’, sharing practical research outcomes to improve the society around us. Our local business community is essential to the success of London and we are keen to engage in research which supports that community.

We are happy to consider a broad range of research proposals within the business domain, so long as they can be seen to offer the potential for rigour, originality, reach and impact.

Join the Management, Marketing and People degree at London South Bank University .

Advantages of a PhD

A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. It is distinct from a taught Masters in that your final output will be an extended dissertation or creative project relevant to your field of interest, rather than module-based coursework and exams.

Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team.

Employability Service

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Program Structure

  • All research students are supported in their work by a staff supervisory team.
  • Students are supervised by their Director of Studies, with whom they are expected to maintain close contact, whilst further guidance may also be given by co-supervisors.
  • Where relevant to their research field, students are able and encouraged to take units from the wide range of taught masters programmes within the School.

Admission requirements

Academic requirements

GPA: Lower Second Class

English requirements


General requirements

  • Applicants  are usually expected to have a good honours degree (2:2 and above) and a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a merit at Master’s level.
  • Please also supply two academic references as part of your application. You’ll also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications.
  • If English is not your first language, you will be required to prove your competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.
  • You will be invited to an interview with your potential supervisor, in person or by telephone, prior to an offer being made.

Research Areas & Fields of Study involved in the position

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Position Start Date

January 15, 2025