Research course

Criminology

Institution
University of Kent · School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Qualifications
PhDMA by research

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or MA in criminology, criminal justice or a related social science discipline.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

Criminology has a long and distinguished tradition at Kent with its research base in the Crime, Culture and Control Cluster.

Criminology is an important part of the activities of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR), which is one of the four top institutions of its kind in the UK. The atmosphere of the School is informal and friendly and there is a lively and diverse postgraduate community.

Regular staff/graduate seminars introduce you to the work of academic staff and research students as well as academic visitors, and provide opportunities both for sociability and for intellectual stimulation. The large number of academic staff and our favourable staff/student ratios mean that academic staff are readily accessible. Where appropriate, research students are encouraged to teach part-time in the School.

Information for international students

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information for your country.

English language entry requirements

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding pages for the most current information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Start date MA: September; PhD: September, January, May

Course contact details

Name
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (subject enquiries)
Email
sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1227 823684