Come and study a practice-based PhD in Criminology at the University of Leicester with a UK Tuition Fee Waiver
The School of Criminology at the University of Leicester is inviting applications from UK candidates who would like to study a practice-based PhD.
What is a practice-based PhD?
A practice-based PhD offers you the opportunity to obtain a PhD, but it differs from the types of PhDs that have often been completed in universities. Typically, a practice-based PhD comprises 3 components:
- a research-focused component (which often consists of empirical research, a literature review, methodological review, and an implications for practice paper);
- a practice-focused component (where a practice-focused initiative is developed and implemented, e.g. a training programme for staff in a criminal justice organisation);
- a reflective and evaluative component (where the practice-focused initiative is described, evaluated and discussed in relation to relevant academic and practice-focused literature).
What are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates:
- with a good academic background (minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant field, with a Masters’ qualification or equivalent practical experience as desirable);
- who have an idea or topic that has clear practical value to a criminal justice (or related) setting/agency/organisation and is suitable for studying via research;
- who have the explicit agreement of a criminal justice (or related) agency/organisation to support their proposed project (evidence of this is required as part of the application process).
What is on offer?
We are offering fee waivers for UK candidates to study a practice-based PhD in the School of Criminology at the University of Leicester.
There are 2 fee waivers available and they will be offered on a competitive basis.
Successful applicants will have their fees waived for the duration of their PhD (i.e. 3.5 years full-time or 6 years part-time).
This equates to approximately £16,000. Please note that costs to cover living expenses are not part of this offer; the offer is limited to covering the costs of University registration fees.
How and when to apply?
The deadline for applications is 11 November 2022. You will need to produce a research proposal. Please refer to our Supervisor's Research Interests to identify potential supervisors and complete your proposal on our Practice-Based Research Proposal Form which you should upload to your online application when prompted.
Written applications will then be reviewed and shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. Please refer to the application advice under How To Apply below and submit your application using the link at the bottom of the page.
What should I do if I have questions?
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