About Research Fees Entry How to apply Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education Criminology research degrees Postgraduate - Research PhD Looking for a funded PhD? Check out our current PhD scholarship opportunities now PhD Scholarships About our programmes By choosing Criminology as a postgraduate at Hull you will be joining a vibrant and supportive research community covering a wide range of specialisms, from the links between alcohol and violence and the history of crime and punishment to surveillance, green crime, and restorative justice approaches - among others. If you choose to study a PhD, you will find that we combine research expertise and cutting-edge facilities to deliver a unique experience. We regard our research students as key participants in our scholarly community and they play an active role in fostering academic debate and developments in our fields of study. In addition to working alongside their supervisors, research students are given opportunities at each stage of the process to present and discuss their own and other's work in a supportive and collegial environment through the weekly postgraduate workshop, the research luncheon and various senior research seminars and workshops. We provide a full range of research training opportunities within the School and through the University’s Postgraduate Training Scheme. The School also offers a limited number of partial bursaries for which research students are able to apply for funding to attend and host workshops and conferences. All of our research students have access to desk space, computers and other facilities in the school and through the Graduate School. We have an excellent track record in seeing our students through to successful completion and our students have gone on to rewarding careers both within and outside of academia. Details Open for admission in 2018/19 Open for admission in 2019/20 Full time Part time PhD 3 years* 5 years* * plus writing-up time Start in January, May or September Get in touch Admissions +44 (0)1482 466850 International Enquiries Research Criminology and Criminal Justice Criminological research, supported by a dedicated Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, has built on our strengths in evaluative criminal justice and penological research while developing an increasing focus on the research questions posed by new forms of surveillance, terrorism, information and communication technologies, and the transnational agenda in criminology. Alcohol and crime Violence prevention Knife and gun crime Staff: Dr Iain Brennan Auto/biographical research, especially prison(er) and/or political life writing Radicalisation, narratives and identities Green criminology i.e. crimes against the environment involving corporations and/or the state Sexuality and the body in crime and deviance Crime/deviance and the arts, especially music and dance Staff: Dr Melissa Dearey Victims and victimisation Restorative justice Cultural criminology / social theory Community justice / punishment Reducing reoffending Staff: Dr Simon Green Any areas of the history of crime and punishment between 1750 and 1950, particularly those interested in imprisonment, penal policy and other custodial settings Contemporary imprisonment and penal policy Staff: Dr Helen Johnston The social impact of ‘new surveillance’ technologies Media representations of crime and surveillance Contemporary theoretical perspectives on penal transformation Staff: Dr Mike McCahill Modern slavery and trafficking in human beings Inequalities, class and power in the uk The policing of minority communities ‘Race’ and multiculturalism Racism and anti-fascism Globalisation and resistance Social justice Staff: Dr Mick Wilkinson Restorative justice Mediation and conflict management Peacemaking criminology Staff: Dr Margarita Zernova Gender and crime African theatre Restorative justice South Africa - women and political change, and sex and sexuality Violence against women Women's narratives Youth and crime Staff: Dr Bev Orton Media representations of crime Victims and victimisation Victimisation, identities and narrative Ethical methods of researching with victims Staff: Dr Nicola O'Leary Other research in the school of social sciences, which can support criminological research, is themed around; Gender and sexuality Globalisation, Power and Post-Colonialism Culture, Religion and Society Health, Well-being and Social Inclusion Related courses MSc in Analytical and Forensic Chemistry Sociology and Social Sciences research degrees MA in Criminal Justice and Crime Control The Postgraduate Training Scheme It is now widely recognised by employers, professional bodies and research funding agencies that specialist expertise alone is not sufficient preparation either for research or a subsequent career. With this in mind, the University of Hull requires all its postgraduate research students to follow a research training programme relating both to their particular field of study and to generic skills; for example, information technology and communication skills. Postgraduate Training Scheme Fees and funding Home/EU: £4,327 (full-time) Home/EU: £2,163 (part-time) International: £14,000 (full-time) These fees are for all research degree programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit the fees and funding page. The standard length of a full-time PhD programme is three years, or five years part-time, plus 'writing-up'. For full-time students, writing up typically takes about three months but may be extended to one year without further paperwork. For part-time students, writing up typically takes one year, but may be extended to two years without further paperwork. There is a small continuation fee to be paid for the writing-up period. The continuation fee is partly reimbursed, if you submit in less than one year (full-time) or less than two years (part-time). For information about bursaries and how to fund your studies see our money page, or take a look at our PhD scholarships page for specific funded PhD opportunities. The University’s Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS) provides a range of generic and discipline-specific modules to support research students through their programme. Find out more The library has an exclusive lounge for postgraduate research students and a dedicated Skills Team to provide a wide range of study and research skills help. Find out more The Graduate School provides support to postgraduate research students. Offering skills development opportunities and dedicated facilities, the school is here to help you achieve your potential. Find out more Research at Hull tackles big challenges and makes an impact on lives globally, every day. Our current research portfolio spans everything from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chains to slavery. Find out more Entry requirements For entry onto one of our Master by research programmes, you should normally have, or expect to obtain at least 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent). For entry onto one of our PhDs, you should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least Master's degree (or international equivalent) at merit or 60% and above in a closely related subject to your proposed disciplinary field of study. For applicants whose backgrounds do not qualify them for direct entry, we may recommend a ‘conversion course' in the form of one of our Masters courses. Intending research students are expected to have relevant prior research training at postgraduate level (for PhD) or undergraduate level (for MRes or MPhil) or international equivalent. Your research proposal should clearly set out your research questions, the kind of empirical research you visualise, the reasons why you wish to undertake the research and a general indication of the theoretical background and approach. Selection is based on the strength and viability of your research proposal and the school's ability to provide supervision in your proposed research area, amongst other factors. International students If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses. 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