Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Social Sciences

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).

Entry requirements

Normally applicants are expected to hold a Master's award in a relevant area.

Assessment methods

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Distance learning - 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Distance learning - 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City North Campus Birmingham B42 2SU West Midlands

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Key information

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Course Enquiries Team
Telephone number: 
0121 331 5595