Research course

Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Loughborough University · Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or (equivalent international qualification) in a relevant discipline.

Applicants without a postgraduate qualification will be required to complete research training in tandem with their doctoral programme.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy at Loughborough has long been recognised as an international centre of academic excellence and for our cutting-edge interdisciplinary work.

Our Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy department is home to world-leading, original and internationally excellent research in sociology, criminology and social policy.

Our staff work with a wide range of public and third sector bodies (including BBC Trust, Metropolitan Police, the Electoral Commission, the College of Mediators, UK Drug Policy Commission, the Department of Health, Department of Work and Pensions, Child Poverty Action Group, Trust for London, Thomas Pocklington Trust, Children’s Commissioner, and many others).

The School is home to a lively community of 110 postgraduates working closely with 80 specialist supervisors who conduct research at the cutting-edge of developments in their fields.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of research degree funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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