PhD Criminology / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- 3 years
- Entry requirements
Applicants must have minimum qualifications of a good upper second class honours Bachelor's degree with minimum grade average of 65% (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant discipline, and a Master's 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%.
- How to apply
Please ensure you include all required supporting documents at the time of submission, as incomplete applications may not be considered.
Admission to studying for a PhD is highly competitive, so please allow as much time as possible to prepare your application, browse our research pages and academics' profiles, and familiarise yourself with the application process and any important deadlines.
To be considered for external funding sources (for example, ESRC NWSSDTP), you need to apply far enough in advance of the relevant external funding deadlines, which are usually much earlier than the programme deadline listed below. For internal studentships from the School of Social Sciences, you must submit your completed application by 1 December 2022.
If you are applying for or have secured external funding (for example, from an employer or government) or are self-funding, you must submit your application before the relevant deadline to be considered. You will not be able to apply after these deadlines have passed.
- For September 2023 entry: 30 June 2023
- For January 2024 entry: 30 September 2023
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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.
Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were 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 our admissions team for up-to-date information.
- Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) General Scholarship
- School of Social Sciences - PhD Studentships - 2023
- School of Social Sciences - North West Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC NWSSDTP) Studentships 2023
- School of Social Sciences - North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (AHRC NWCDTP) - 2023
- School of Social Sciences - China Scholarship Council Joint Scholarship for PhD Study 2023
- School of Social Sciences - Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2023
- School of Social Sciences - PhD Studentship with the Stuart Hall Foundation - September 2023 (To be Confirmed)
- School of Social Sciences - President's Doctoral Scholarship (PDS) 2023/24
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