The Doctoral Process and Beyond

Develop your research capacities and skills

Applications for the Summer School are now closed!

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“The Doctoral Process and Beyond”

We are pleased to announce the 1st London Doctoral Summer School entitled “The Doctoral Process and Beyond” for PhD & Professional doctoral students, early-career researchers and practitioners or academics who would like to advance their methodological and data evaluation skills.

Two-week Intense Programme

We have developed this new and exciting programme for the summer of 2021, from 21st June to 3rd of July.

11 Research Topics

This intense two-week Summer School on the Doctoral Research Process will comprise of 11 exclusive topics from research design, academic writing, literature review, research methods and methodology, data analysis, grant applications, research dissemination and publication of research in academic journals and books.

Internationally Renowned Experts

You will have Keynote Sessions with internationally renowned experts in the field from top domestic and international universities.

Prof Shirley Steinberg

Professor of Critical Youth Studies, University of Calgary, Canada

Prof Stephen McKinney

Professor in the School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK

Prof Paul Miller

Head of the School of Education, University of Greenwich, UK

English Language Requirements

The participants are required to have an advanced level of English to enable them to participate in exciting and rich programme. If English is not your native language or if you haven’t studied in an English-speaking university/institution or courses taught at your university in English, you must have one of the following requirements:

TOEFL: 70 or above; IELTS: 6 or above.

Other credible International certificates are also acceptable. Applicants with another qualification in English should contact us for more information.

Confirmation of Acceptance

Following full payment of the programme fee, LDSS will issue a letter confirming your acceptance and an invitation to the programme.


Application Deadline: 3 May 2021

Notification for Participants: 10 May 2021 

Early Bird Fee Payment: £750 (Offer expires on Friday, 21st of May by 23:59, 2021, GMT)

Summer School Full Fee Payment: £1000 (Offer expires on Tuesday, 1st of June by 23:59, 2021, GMT

LDSS Summer School: 21 June – 3 July 2021

Offer expires on Friday, 21st of May by 23:59, 2021, GMT
Deadline: Tue, 1st of June by 23:59, 2021, GMT