Research course

Social Policy, Criminology, Public Policy and Social Work

Institution
Ulster University · Faculty of Social Sciences Research
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A first or upper 2nd class honours degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent qualification).

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

SCPS is a world-leading centre of excellence for applied research that examines complex policy and service dilemmas facing post-conflict societies.

Social Policy, Criminology, Public Policy and Social Work (SCPS), is a substantial multi-disciplinary, cross campus research unit with members working on a range of methodological, theoretical, empirical and policy related issues. It is distinguished by its applied, interdisciplinary research that draws on national and international comparative methods, to develop innovative and significant impact centred work which pushes the disciplinary boundaries and promotes important changes within society.

SCPS has developed an international reputation for:

  • Pioneering theoretical ideas that change the way in which policy, governance, criminology and social work are conceptualised.
  • Developing cutting-edge research methodologies which produce unique, internationally significant data-sets.
  • Designing a range of innovative analytical tools that help reform and guide social practice.
  • Disseminating research outputs to a range of stakeholder groups in order to strengthen, and critically reflect upon, policy and practice.

The University welcomes applicants interested in researching social policy, criminology and justice, policing, prisons, public policy, social work, poverty, disadvantage, migration and welfare.

Department specialisms

Public Policy; Public Expenditure; Policy Implementation; Public Management; Women's Issues; Health; Social Security; Voluntary Sector; Housing Policy; Conflict and Social Policy; Local and Regional Government.

Information for international students

International students should visit the University's website (http://www.ulster.ac.uk) or contact the university and ask to be sent an international student handbook.

Fees and funding

DEL, VCRS.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Kristian Lasslett
Email
kak.lasslett@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 9036 6248