Entry Requirements: A Master's course in a similar subject, with average of 60% or above. Other qualifications considered, see Entry Requirements
Full-time Fees: £3,900 (UK/EU), £11,405 (International)
Application Deadline: Continuous
Course Start Date: January, April, July and October
Length of Course: 1 year minimum, 6 years maximum, see below
As well as the chance to enhance your career and earning potential, the PhD or MPhil programme offers you the opportunity to grasp a higher academic challenge while conducting research at an advanced level. Research students are an integral part of the academic life of the Department, which aims to deliver high-quality supervision through a team of experienced and highly-regarded academics who are themselves actively researching and publishing.
You will need to be highly motivated to carry out original research, possibly building on the work you conducted for your Masters dissertation. You must successfully produce a written thesis of up to 50,000 words to be awarded the MPhil. An 80,000 word thesis is required for the PhD.
The minimum and maximum periods of registration are:
|PhD full-time||2 years*||4 years|
|PhD part-time||3 years*||6 years|
|MPhil full-time||1 year||2 years|
|MPhil part-time||2 years||4 years|
* This excludes the 1 year writing up period.
Every research student is allocated either one or two supervisors whom they meet regularly. Supervisors will help establish a structured approach to studies and will help plan, define goals and set deadlines for any required research training and the eventual submission of your work. Progress is monitored by a Department Thesis Committee.
Department Facilities for Research Students
The Department is able to provide shared office space for research students. Access is provided to telephone, fax and computing (including email) facilities with a dedicated PhD room.
The Department encourages and advises on graduate involvement in the larger network of scholarship, through attendance at conferences, visits to archives and publication.
Applicants are encouraged to take a look at our Departmental research pages and also to take a look at the individual research interests of staff members. These can be found on each staff members' web page.
We are more than happy to answer any queries that you may have regarding our research degrees. If you have further questions regarding PhD/MPhil study at the Department of Criminology please contact Jo Oughton:
Tel: +44 (0) 116 252 5792
Next step: Request an information pack and prospectus