PhD Criminology / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Duration
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 Law or a relevant discipline, and a Masters degree at Merit level in Law or 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% plus prior research methods training at postgraduate level.  

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 .

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y Y N N

Programme overview

  • 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.

Open days

The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and courses.

For more information, see Open Days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £19,000
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £9,500

Scholarships/sponsorships

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 .

The UK government has confirmed that doctoral loans will be available for those studying PhDs and equivalent doctoral programmes including professional doctorates from 2018/19. The loan will be for a maximum of £25,000 over the duration of the course.

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 must submit your complete programme application by 2 December 2019.

Please note that you are required to contact your referees (the School does not contact referees directly).

References may be uploaded with your other supporting documents during the application process or emailed directly to research-law @manchester.ac.uk

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Mrs Laura Littlewood
Telephone
+ 44 (0)161 306 1279
Facsimile
+ 44 (0)161 275 4724
Email
Website
https://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/
School/Faculty

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