Research course

Crime, Security and Justice

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

An upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) relevant to the proposed research. A score of band 7.0 on IELTS is required where English is not a first language or for those who have not had a substantial part of their education taught in the English language.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The research in this theme has a strong international reputation for applying innovative and rigorous research designs to substantive problems in challenging areas of crime, criminal justice and social justice, and regulation. Criminological research in the School of Social Sciences is uniquely positioned due to a combination of the following:

  • Application of rigorous research designs that make use of new methodological and technological opportunities;
  • Engagement with ‘real world’ problems – from violence against women to transnational corruption and money-laundering - in order to inform practitioners and policy-makers at local, national and international levels.
  • A high level of research impact arising from excellent working relationships with governmental and other organisations engaged in the delivery of crime control and community safety;
  • Theoretical innovation promoting new ways of understanding crime and responses to it.

The theme incorporates two research centres: the Universities Police Science Institute (UPSI) and the interdisciplinary Centre for Crime, Law and Justice (CCLJ).

Further information - including details of research within these two prestigious centres - can be found on our website: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p082.html

Information for international students

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
possible months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
possible months

Course contact details

Name
Vicky Parkin
Email
parkinva@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0855
Fax
+44 (0)29 2087 4175