University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Criminological Research

The course consists of core modules and seminars on topics in 4 thematic areas; the core modules are compulsory and familiarise students with current criminological thinking and research; the other seminars cover topics from the 4 thematic areas.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree or equivalent required, prior qualification in criminology not essential; 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.

Course modules

2 compulsory seminar courses: criminological theories; criminological research methods; 2 further courses selected from approximately 12 optional seminar courses offered each year.

Assessment methods

Each course is examined by an essay of 3000 words; the joint schools course in social science research methods is examined by a research methods exercise of 4000 words; a short thesis (not exceeding 18000 words).

Sponsorship information

ESRC Advanced Course Studentships; Wakefield Scholarships and Manuel-Lopez-Rey Studentships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 9,960 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 19,557 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
01223 335360/3