Research course

Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology (DCGC): An Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate

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

Mobility is integral to the DCGC programme. It takes place at many different levels: geographical, cultural, intellectual, disciplinary, institutional and virtual. When candidates apply, they indicate a provisional mobility pathway which is discussed at the time of application and finally agreed during the first semester of the programme. The mobility is shaped by the research project, the research theme to which the candidate is allocated, and training needs. In the course of the programme all candidates have mobility periods in at least two partners and many have mobility in three or even four partners.

In the first semester at Kent and in the second semester Summer School at Utrecht, there is core training in advanced theoretical criminology, advanced research methods and specialist qualitative and legal research methods. Core training is oriented to global and cultural issues and governed by the interdisciplinary, social science and law-based focus demanded by the programme. The core training also includes general research skills and a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods.

See the DCGC website for more information

Information for international students

Please see website for English Language requirements.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
+44 (0)1227 768896