Research course

Security and Crime Science

UCL - University College London · Security and Crime Science

Entry requirements

Evidence of graduate research experience, for example a Master's degree, and a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Applicants must also consider whether the Department of Security and Crime Science has the relevant expertise available to offer sufficient supervision in their chosen area of research.

Months of entry


Course content

The department of security and crime science is widely recognised for the impact that its research has had on real-world crime problems. Consequently we have long established links with police forces, policy makers, academic research centres of excellence and security organisations from both the UK and further afield.

The department of security and crime sciences is organised into five centres of excellence:

  • Geographical Analysis
  • The Designing Out Crime Group
  • The Crime Policy and Evaluation Group
  • Terrorism and Organised Crime
  • Forensic Science

Staff and students work within and across these groups and across UCL and the wider research community, including active international collaborations.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September.

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