Taught course

Doctorate in criminology and criminal justice

De Montfort University · Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject.


Months of entry


Course content

This is a research degree for senior practitioners/managers in the community and criminal justice (CCJ) sectors (police, prisons,
probation, youth justice and the third sector) who wish to study at doctoral level and develop research skills appropriate for conducting research into practice. This course is an interprofessional doctoral where students from across the CCJ sectors
together with students from allied health professions study together in the pursuit of knowledge applied to practice. The doctorate enables you, within your own practice area, to:

- Engage in a course of research
- Develop as an expert practitioner
- Develop interprofessional working, and learn alongside other healthcare practitioners
- Develop leadership and management expertise including
the ability to influence and inform
- Policy-making
- Further your knowledge,
- understanding and skills in the development and application of anti-oppressive research methods and an understanding of diversity in its widest sense

Course modules:

- Criminological Research
- Research Dilemmas and Strategies
- Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
- Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis
- Research into Practice

Information for international students

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/pgapply

Fees and funding

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/pgfees for information

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-72 months

Course contact details

0116 257 7700