Research course


Anglia Ruskin University · Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

MPhil: candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area.

PhD: candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related subject area. If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September, June, April

Course content

Our 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 host the Justice and Communities Research Unit (JACRU), and contribute to many of our Faculty’s other research groups, including the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE).

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 will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries
1245 686868. International +441245 686868