Entry requirements

Degree Requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law.

Additional Information

In addition to the other mandatory supporting application documents, applicants must submit the following documentation:

  • two letters of reference, at least one of which must be an academic reference from a staff member who taught you on your most recent course of study (normally your undergraduate degree in Law or a Law-related subject)
  • a research proposal of between 2,000 to 3,000-words. It should identitfy the question that you will attempt to answer through your research (simply identifying general topic areas or subjects is not sufficient). You should also set out your research methodology (empirical, qualitative,library based etc,) and provide a bibliography of the works that you consulted in formulating your research question.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes in Criminal Justice is a pre-doctoral training programme designed to provide a critical, research-led approach to the study of aspects of criminal justice, together with training in the key research skills appropriate for doctoral-level study.

The MRes is ideal if you are planning to undertake doctoral-level study in the area of criminal justice. However it also caters for those seeking to expand and apply their knowledge of this area of study, and is an ideal preparation for those wishing to pursue more advanced research.

You will undertake core modules in research design and qualititative and quantitative methods, jointly with social science students from a range of disciplines across Queen Mary, King's College London and Imperial College. This training is offered by the ESRC-funded London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership.

You will also have voluntary access to an excellent series of lectures in Critical Thinking and Writing in Law to help you to improve your writing and research in law skills.

Information for international students

For more information, please see our website.

Fees and funding

For more information, please see our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

MRes: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/criminal-justice-mres/

Course contact details

The School of Law
+44 (0)20 7882 8223