If you are applying for an MPhil or an MPhil/PhD you should normally have, or be expecting to obtain, a first or upper second-class Honours degree in a relevant subject.
- have a Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject
- have had research training directly related to the PhD project
- Complete and submit your application using this online form
- You will receive an acknowledgement
- Your application will be considered by the Admissions Tutor
- We will take up your academic references
- You may need to provide further information or attend an interview
- You will be informed if your application has been successful and will find out about any conditions of acceptance
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
With an increasing demand for new research in policing, criminal justice, security and related fields, the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies offers excellent postgraduate research opportunities to complement the Centre's multi-disciplinary agenda and impact-led teaching.
- Join an ambitious School and student/staff body known for its impactful and sector-leading research
- Explore the availability of research scholarships
- Experience expert supervision from former serving officers, practitioners and leading academics
- Receive research training and opportunities to communicate research within and outside the University
- Benefit from excellent facilities and great multi-discipline connections
Your programme route will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most students complete their PhD via progression from MPhil.
You can study for an MPhil full time over one or two years or part time over two to four years. Progressing from an MPhil (and including MPhil registration), you can study for a PhD full time over 33 to 48 months or part time over 45 to 84 months. If you are taking a direct route PhD, you can study full time over two to three years or part time over three to six years.
The University offers a comprehensive induction programme and a varied programme of generic skills training opportunities. You will be allocated up to three supervisors (including a Director of Studies) who will work with you during your research. Throughout your studies, you will also have the support of LJMU’s Graduate School which offers expert advice and guidance to those enrolled on MPhil and PhD programmes.
Information for international students
International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.
Fees and funding
Please see the course page for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090