School of Criminology

Research degrees

Research excellence is at the heart of what we do in criminology. Our students thrive in a research environment that encourages discovery, innovation and interdisciplinarity.

We offer a Doctorate of Philosophy, which is the highest level of degree that a student can achieve. Studying a PhD with us means that you will be supervised by someone who is at the forefront of their field. We have the capacity to supervise a broad range of research topics because of our diverse staff interests.

Learn more about our Criminology PhD and MPhil.

Top 5 tips for preparing your PhD application

Our short video provides useful advice on preparing for a PhD application.

I applied for the PhD whilst completing my MSc at the School of Criminology. The unwavering support and guidance I have received has meant that I have been able to pursue my dream of becoming an academic researcher in an area I feel passionately about.

Amy (Criminology student)

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