PhD Criminology / Overview
Year of entry: 2022
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- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- 3 years (full-time); 6 years (part-time)
- Entry requirements
Applicants must have minimum qualifications of a good upper second class honours degree with minimum grade average of 65% (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant discipline, and a Masters degree at Merit level in a relevant discipline with minimum grade average of 65% in taught modules and a minimum mark of 65% in the dissertation/research element, no mark below 55%.
Students whose first language is not English are required to hold either an overall IELTS IBT score of 7.0, with a minimum writing score of 7.0 and no further score below 6.5, or an overall TOEFL IBT score of 100-106 with a minimum writing score of 24. The certification must have been awarded within two years prior to entry.
The documents that applicants are required to submit to constitute a full application are outlined on our postgraduate research application page .
- How to apply
- Apply online
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- Pursue state of the art doctoral research investigating a diverse array of social and criminological issues.
- Work in an environment that supports intellectual and personal development.
- Receive extensive research support and training by the School and by the Faculty of Humanities.
The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to find out more about our facilities and courses.
See Open Days for more information.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2022, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £4,596
International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,500
UK students (per annum): TBA
International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,250
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
We receive money from a range of sources to help you fund your research and have a range of awards on offer, covering tuition fees and a generous stipend.
Application deadlines for internal funding opportunities are often at the beginning of February for programmes starting the following September. If you're planning to apply for a scholarship or award that is not attached to a particular project, you'll normally need to hold an offer of a place from the University before applying.
Search for current funding opportunities by country and research programme using our database search tool.
Doctoral loans may be available through the UK government for those studying PhDs and equivalent doctoral programmes including professional doctorates.
UK nationals who are ordinarily resident in England, aged 59 or under, who are not already receiving funding via a UK Research Council, are eligible.
If you wish to be considered for funding available via the Research Council and the School Studentships you will need to contact the admissions team for up-to-date information.
Please note that you are required to contact your referees (the School does not contact referees directly).
- Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) General Scholarship
- EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Social Sciences 2022-23
- School of Social Sciences - PhD Studentships - 2022
- School of Social Sciences - North West Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC NWSSDTP) Studentships 2022
- School of Social Sciences - North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (AHRC NWCDTP) - 2022
- School of Social Sciences - China Scholarship Council Joint Scholarship for PhD Study 2022
- School of Social Sciences - Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2022
- School of Social Sciences - PhD Studentship with the Stuart Hall Foundation - September 2022
- School of Social Sciences - President's Doctoral Scholarship (PDS) 2022/23
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- School of Social Sciences
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