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PhD / Professional Doctorate

The London School of Commerce (LSC), in association with Cardiff Metropolitan University, offers Doctorate Courses in London.

These courses are mainly available for students with an existing Master's Degree qualification relevant to the proposed subject of study, however LSC will consider applications from candidates with extensive relevant professional experience or non-master's degree qualifications on a case-by-case basis. Contact LSC for more details of the paths we offer to Doctorate Qualifications.


PhDs are awarded for the development of new theory through original research. PhD candidates are required to undertake training in research methods, to attend research seminars and to design and implement research to enable them to generate significant new knowledge in their subject area. The research is presented in a thesis not exceeding 100,000 words and the student must satisfy the examiners in a viva voce examination. Research project approval, and student progression, are subject to university research regulations.

Professional Doctorate

The Professional Doctorate programme focuses on the development of new professional practice. It aims to enable students to make a significant contribution to their chosen field by developing new applied knowledge. Students develop a high level of subject expertise and professional knowledge and take this knowledge further through work-based, applied research.

The Professional Doctorate is more structured than the PhD programme and comprises taught modules in addition to the research project.

In order to embark on a professional doctorate the applicant needs to have access to a business, professional or public sector organisation in which he/she can undertake the research project.

Course Schedule

Whilst the Doctorate programme is focused on individual research and learning, students are required to attend a research methods course and a monthly seminar. They are also required to meet with their Research Supervisor every two weeks to review their progress and their Director of Studies bi-monthly.

Course Assessment

The award of a PhD qualification is based on acceptance of the final dissertation and satisfactory performance in a viva voce examination.

Degree Award

The course leads to a degree awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Course Plan:


3 Years Full-time*

Course Fee

£ 18,950


  1. Master's degree relevant to the proposed research project from a recognised university.
  2. Applicants with a lower or non-graduate qualifications will be considered on a individual basis. Please contact LSC for details.
  3. For international students, a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with at least 6.5 in reading and writing, and 6.0 in all other components (or equivalent recognised English language qualification.)

* Student visas will not normally be extended beyond 3 years

Prices are subject to change. Please contact LSC for more details.

London School of Commerce offers country-specific bursaries from time to time. Please contact us to find out whether you are eligible.