University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Criminology

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.

Assessment methods

A dissertation of up to 80,000 words.

Sponsorship information

Some ESRC and ESRC CASE Studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 19,989 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

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

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