University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge


Research projects include: NEW-ADAM programme of interviewing and drug-testing arrestees; racially-aggravated offences: qualitative evaluation of legislation; Cambridge study in delinquent development: long term follow-up; evaluating high-intensity regimes at Thorn Cross and Colchester; Pittsburgh youth survey; study group on very young offenders; detention of asylum seekers: examination of decision to detain; longitudinal reconviction studies of offenders supervised by medium-secure care; pathfinder community service projects: research of Home Office under crime reduction programme; pathways into medium secure care; measuring quality of prison life and locating energy for change; recent developments in criminal law and sentencing; evaluation of closed-circuit television in Cambridge car parks; cost-benefit analysis of street lighting and crime in Dudley, Stoke on Trent and Redbridge; problem-oriented policing, evaluation and best value; pro-social modelling and legitimacy: contribution to effective probation practice; longitudinal reconviction studies of offenders supervised by Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire probation services; role of communication in community penalties in theory and practice; criminal histories of serious traffic offenders.

Entry requirements

1st or good 2nd class UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent, and Master's degree in criminology or a related behavioural science; applicants whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English; IELTS score 7.5, or TOEFL score 637 in conjunction with 5.5 in test of written English.

Sponsorship information

Some ESRC and ESRC CASE Studentships available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 19,017 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Graduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01223 335363