Birmingham City University
The School welcomes enquiries relating to the fields of psychology, criminology and sociology. Areas of research in which staff are currently active include occupational health among criminal justice professionals, forensic psychology, penal regimes and penal policy, more broadly, terrorism and policing. In line with the University's national research assessment strategy, and our success in the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008, research students interested in the following areas are particularly welcome: community safety, penal policy and human rights, policy evaluation, policing policy, prison regime, representations of crime in the media, and young people, social exclusion and the criminal justice system (CJS).
Normally applicants are expected to hold a Master's award in a relevant area. Applicants for MPhil (Master of Philosophy) normally are required to have a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree. Those accepted for registration for MPhil may be allowed to apply for transfer to PhD registration at a later date, subject to satisfactory research progress.
Progress of PhD students is subject to formal written annual review. There is frequent informal monitoring of progress by the director of research and the director of studies. For PhD students, final assessment is by submission of a thesis and by a formal viva.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,125 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,125 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,125 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,125 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,065 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,065 per Academic year (EU fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,065 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,065 per Academic year (EU fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|City North Campus||Birmingham||B42 2SU||West Midlands|
Course Enquiries Team
0121 331 5595