You’ll be allocated two supervisors, with additional staff members available if necessary. Our supervisors are experienced in most areas of criminology, with particular strengths in youth justice, comparative criminology, organised crime networks, criminal and geographical profiling, violence, exploitation and crime mapping and the politics of surveillance and privacy.
We’ll provide you with a rich and stimulating research environment with strong links to research networks in Anglia Ruskin and the wider community, including the Citizen's Advice Bureau, the National Probation Service, Cambridgeshire Police and the Crown Court and Crown Prosecution Service. We host the Justice and Communities Research Unit (JACRU), and contribute to many of our Faculty’s other research groups, including the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE).
We also host and take part in many research events, including regular Faculty and departmental research seminars, which will allow you to present your research in a safe and supportive setting. These events, along with our online environment, will help you connect with other research students from a range of disciplines.
All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where you’ll gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship.
We’ll provide you with many opportunities for career development and training, in areas like writing up a paper for publication, placing an academic article, giving a conference paper, the doctoral writing style, updates on research methods and literature searches, internet training, editing skills for doctoral research, subsequent monograph publication and working with agents and publishers. You might also be able to take on teaching responsibilities in the department, or organise research events.
In conjunction with the University’s research support, you can request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.
Our permanent supervisory staff are recognised as international experts in their fields. They’ve produced a large number of influential books, journal articles and edited collections, and won funding for a number of prestigious research projects. Our criminology expertise includes:
Dr Sam Lundrigan: criminological geographic profiling systems; spatial behaviour of serial rapists; behaviour consistency of serial offenders.
Dr Anna Markovska: transitional countries; serious crime; corruption; drug abuse.
Colleen Moore: the treatment of victims in the criminal justice system; violence, sexual violence and exploitation; ‘justice’; identities and judgement; conflict resolution.
Vicky Gadd: prisons and imprisonment; prison management; prisoners and the experience of imprisonment; Prison staff and the role of the prison officer; justice theory; research methods.
Natalie Mann: imprisonment; ageing and crime; child sex offenders.
Additional research expertise: Bill Tupman, Research Fellow. Available to supervise on policing, organized crime and terrorism.
MPhil: candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area.
PhD: candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related subject area.
If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
£4,500UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year, part time)
£2,650International students, 2016/2017 (MPhil/Phd, per year, full time)
£11,200PhD by Published Work, 2016/17 (Initial registration)
£1,000PhD by Published Work, 2016/17 (Full registration)
£3,200Writing up, 2016/17 (UK & EU students)
£1,300Writing up, 2016/17 (International students)
£1,300UK, EU & International 2016/17 Bench fee ranges from 1000 to 7000
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