Postgraduate research

Tuition Fee Waivers for Practice-Based PhD in Criminology

Qualification: PhD

Department: School of Criminology

Application deadline: 11 November 2022

Start date: ( January 2023 or as agreed

Overview

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?

If you have questions regarding this opportunity, please e-mail crimphd@leicester.ac.uk

Funding

Funding

We are offering 2 x UK Tuition Fee waivers to UK applicants who wish to study a Practice-Based PhD in Criminology

3.5 years of tuition fee waiver for full time campus study

6 years part time fee waiver for part time campus study.

Applicants who are working more than 8 hours per week can only study part time.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

We are looking for candidates:

i. With a good academic background (minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant field, with a Masters’ qualification or equivalent practical experience as desirable);

ii. 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;

iii. 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).

 

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries

If you have questions regarding this opportunity, please e-mail crimphd@leicester.ac.uk

How to apply

How to apply

To apply, please select click on the Apply button below and then select January 2023.

(Applicants who are working more than 8 hours per week may only study part time)

Look at supervisor's research interests to ensure we have expertise in the area of your chosen research and prepare your proposal

We welcome applications focused on any topic relevant to Criminology which align with the research interests of academic staff members in the School of Criminology.

Download and prepare you Practice Based Research proposal 

With your application, please include:

  • Upload your completed Research Proposal Form in the proposal section and provide the name of the your proposed project supervisor and the project title
  • Personal statement explaining, briefly, your interest in the project and your experience
  • Degree Certificates and Transcripts of study already completed and if possible transcript to date of study currently being undertaken
  • CV
  • Evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable
  • In the reference section please enter the contact details of your two academic referees in the boxes provided or upload letters of reference if already available.
  • In the funding section please specify Criminology Practice-Based Fee Waiver 

Eligibility

Eligibility

UK Applicants only 

*Applicants holding EU Settled and Pre-Settled status, we will require a UK government share code so that we can verify your status (The share code we require starts with S)  please email your share code together with your application ID to pgradmissions@le.ac.uk  once you have submitted your PhD application.

If you are unsure if you qualify for UK fees please email pgradmissions@le.ac.uk with a copy of your passport and any immigration status you may hold.

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