Research course


Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Good first and Masters degree in social science, criminology, law, history or related subject. Relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of Masters qualification.

Months of entry

January, October, September

Course content

Professional research training through devising and implementing a research project, undertaking formal and informal training in subject-specific and transferable skills, and professional development activities.

The Centre for Criminological Research has a national and international reputation for theoretically informed research within the broad thematic area of the relationship between criminal justice and social justice.

Department specialisms

For a list of current research strengths for supervising a research degree look on the Social Sciences Research Institute website Specialisms fall within the following themes: Comparative, international and transnational criminal justice Community safety Crime and ageing Crime, space and place Prison research Criminal justice Ethical issues in criminal justice Hate crime History of crime and punishment Identity and crime Public attitudes to Crime, criminals and punishment Quantitative analysis of crime and justice data Surveillance and risk studies Targeted violence Theoretical criminology Transitional justice and reconciliation White collar crime and organisational crime Governance of crime and disorder Cultural dimensions of crime and criminal justice

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

Information for international students

English Language at IELTs level 6.5.We offer a safe green campus environment, with guaranteed accommodation for all full time postgraduate students who apply by 30 June. Support specifically for international students includes an International Students Support Officer and free English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

All sponsorship opportunities are listed on the Graduate School website
Prospective applicants are advised to look regularly to see if there are any opportunities available in your field.

Key sponsors: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, ESRC deadline 3rd February 2017.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
48-84 months


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

Course contact details

PGR Administrator
+44 (0)1782 733641
+44 (0)1782 733641