For information on scholarships, bursaries and how to fund your studies see our Scholarships and Bursaries page.
The normal requirement for entry into a research degree programme is a good result in a Masters degree in criminology and/or a closely related subject to your proposed disciplinary field of study.
In addition, intending research students are expected to have some prior research training at postgraduate level or equivalent, a clear idea of the field in which they wish to work, and to be capable of writing a two or three-page proposal setting out their research questions, the kind of empirical research they visualise, the reasons why they wish to undertake the research and a general indication of the theoretical background and approach.
For applicants whose backgrounds do not qualify them for direct entry, we may recommend a ‘conversion course' in the form of one of our Masters courses.
International students (language requirements)
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.
If your English currently does not reach the University?s required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.