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PhD Criminology / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2020

Academic entry qualification overview

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 .

English language

Students whose first language is not English are required to hold a minimum overall score of 7 in the IELTS test with 7 in writing and no subsection below 6.5, or an equivalent score in the IBT- TOEFL, PEARSON, or Cambridge CAE.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.