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Forensic and Archaeological Sciences (16)

  Self-Funded PhD Opportunities in Forensic Sciences


 Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Programme

Are you passionate about Forensic Sciences and eager to advance your research career? London South Bank University is pleased to offer self-funded PhD opportunities in Forensic Sciences for motivated and talented qualified individuals.

About the Program:

  • Eligibility: Candidates must have a MRes or MSc in a related field of study, achieving at least a 2:1 classification. Consideration will also be given to applicants with a BSc in a relevant field, provided they have obtained a first-class classification with a strong research-based dissertation.
  • Tailored Research: Our self-funded PhD programs provide you with the opportunity to pursue research in Forensic Sciences under the guidance of experienced faculty members. Whether your interests lie in Biological Fluids, Fingermark Development and Imaging, and Explosives Analysis, our programs offer a flexible and supportive environment for your academic journey.
  • Cutting-Edge Facilities: Benefit from access to state-of-the-art laboratories, research equipment, and resources, empowering you to conduct innovative research and make meaningful contributions to your field. Our laboratory facilities include equipment for scanning electron microscopy, fingermark visualisation and imaging, document analysis, fluorescence examination, fire testing and chemical analysis, in addition to a 3-bedroom crime scene flat.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Collaborate with experts from diverse disciplines, fostering a rich and dynamic research community. Our interdisciplinary approach encourages creativity and innovation, allowing you to explore new ideas and perspectives.

Why Choose London South Bank University?

  • Reputation for Excellence: London South Bank University is exceptionally commitment to Research with Real-World Impact. With a proven track record of generating high-impact research and fostering the growth of talented scholars from diverse backgrounds, we stand at the forefront of innovation and discovery.
  • Supportive Environment: Receive personalized support and mentorship from diverse faculty members who are dedicated to your success. Our inclusive and supportive academic community ensures that you have the resources and guidance you need to thrive. The nationwide PRES survey revealed that 97% of our postgraduate research students agreed on high quality supervision quality, feedback and regular contact.
  • Vibrant community: Connect with leading researchers, industry professionals, and fellow postgraduate students through training seminars, conferences, and networking events. Build valuable relationships and expand your professional network as you embark on your research journey.

How to Apply:

Prior to submitting your application, we strongly encourage candidates to consider the current research areas offered by faculty members at London South Bank University. The research activities of the team are focused towards addressing real world issues faced by law enforcement agencies and links are maintained with organisations including the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the Home Office, and the Metropolitan Police Service. Additionally, we recommend contacting potential supervisors for an informal discussion regarding prospective research projects. This proactive approach ensures alignment between your interests and the expertise of our faculty, setting the stage for a fruitful academic journey.

Application Process:

To apply for our self-funded PhD programs, please visit our website for detailed application instructions and requirements.

Application Deadline:

Application Deadlines are 15th of September, 15th of January, 15th of September for respective enrolment and start dates of 15th of January, 15th April, 15th September.

Contact Us:

For inquiries or further information, please contact Dr Stephen Bleay .

Join Us in Advancing Knowledge and Making a Difference in Forensic Sciences!

Take the next step in your research career and embark on a transformative journey with London South Bank University. Explore the exciting research topics that await you in Forensic Sciences and make a lasting impact in your field.

Funding Notes

The PhD opportunities on this programme do not have funding attached. You will need to have your own means of paying fees and living costs and / or seek separate funding from student finance, charities or trusts.

Register your interest for this programme

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