Research course

Centre for Criminal Justice Studies

University of Leeds · School of Law
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

Usually, upper second class bachelor (Hons) degree PLUS masters degree. International and European equivalents accepted.

Months of entry


Course content

The centre was established in 1987 as an interdisciplinary research institution. Its work is pursued through research projects, postgraduate students, and seminars and conferences.

Department specialisms

Criminal Justice; Policing, Criminology; Court Process; Criminal Law; Evidence; Political Violence; Magistrates; Victims of Crime; Forensic Processes.

Information for international students

TOEFLS or IELTS certificate may be required. For example a TOEFL score on the internet-based test: at least 92 with at least 22 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing.

Fees and funding

The School offers scholarships exclusively for postgraduate research students. Check our website for the most up to date information:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
0113 343 5009