Research course

Criminology

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our PhD research programmes will allow you to explore your own interests in criminology, supported by the expertise of our staff.

You’ll be allocated two supervisors, with additional staff members available if necessary. Our supervisors are experienced in most areas of criminology, with particular strengths in youth justice, comparative criminology, organised crime networks, criminal and geographical profiling, violence, exploitation and crime mapping and the politics of surveillance and privacy.

We’ll provide you with a rich and stimulating research environment with strong links to research networks in Anglia Ruskin and the wider community, including the Citizen's Advice Bureau, the National Probation Service, Cambridgeshire Police and the Crown Court and Crown Prosecution Service. We contribute to many of our Faculty’s research groups, including the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER) and the StoryLab Research Institute.

We also host and take part in many research events, including regular Faculty and departmental research seminars, which will allow you to present your research in a safe and supportive setting. These events, along with our online environment, will help you connect with other research students from a range of disciplines.

All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where you’ll gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test).

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12-36 months
part time
24-48 months

PhD

full time
24-60 months
part time
36-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
answers@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1245 493131