Research course

Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology

University of Kent · School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

Students must submit a high quality research proposal fitting DCGC research themes and demonstrate eligibility and academic achievement. Full details can be found at The DCGC is an international, collaborative, three- year postgraduate research programme led by the University of Kent, with partners ELTE Budapest, University of Hamburg and Utrecht University, leading to the submission of a doctoral thesis. The programme is carefully structured and divided into three main strands: research, subject-specific training and transferable skills training. You develop a politically engaged, international understanding and approach to crime, harm and its control.

The programme prepares high-level doctoral candidates to work in the widest range of employment arenas concerned with understanding, preventing and responding to crime in a way that takes account of the global and cultural context. Through the integration of over 30 associated partners it responds to both the impact and the employability agenda in Erasmus Mundus objectives.

Visit the DCGC website at for additional information.

Research groups
Crime, Control and Culture
Kent Crime and Justice Centre

Information for international students

Please see for English Language requirements.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44 (0)1227 827272