International Ph.D. in Criminology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    2000
    Tuition (Year)
    2000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #501 ,
The vision of the International Ph.D. Programme in Criminology from Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is to become the programme of choice for highly qualified students seeking an advanced research degree in Criminology. Interdisciplinary work and research are the core of its activity. Its aim is to promote innovative and dynamic thinking by blending theory and practice in the fields of criminology, criminal justice, and crime prevention.

About

Every year, the Ph.D. offers a number of scholarships amounting to € 14,640 (€ 1,100 net monthly) per candidate per year to the candidates ranking best in the admission procedure.

Since the beginning of the 2nd year, Transcrime will increase the monthly scholarship for Ph.D. candidates up to €17,300 per year (€ 1,300 net monthly) and Ph.D. candidates will have a budget for research expenses in the amount of 10% of the scholarship.

In order to favour the international scope of the Ph.D., the admitted candidates residing abroad and those who hold a Master Degree from a foreign university may be refunded up to € 5,000 for documented travel and lodging expenses incurred during the 1st year of Ph.D. due to their moving to Milan. In case the candidate undertakes a study period abroad, the scholarship may be increased by a minimum of 50%.

All the activities of the Ph.D. are in English. This includes lectures, seminars, the Ph.D. thesis and the final defense.

Transcrime (the Research Centre on Transnational Crime of the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, is the organizational structure of the International Ph.D. in Criminology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic, Professional

Programme Structure

Ph.D. candidates will collaborate on Transcrime’s on-going research projects. Furthermore, they will attend courses specifically organised for the Ph.D. programme aimed at providing in-depth knowledge of specific topics (1st and 2nd year candidates). They will also attend intensive lectures by visiting professors from leading foreign and national universities.

Ph.D. candidates will write a paper on a topic relating to their research interests under the supervision of the coordinator and their tutor (2nd and 3rd year candidates). Candidates are expected to submit at least one paper to an international peer reviewed journal by the end of the 2nd year.

Ph.D. candidates will be able to spend a period of study and research abroad. They may choose whether to go to a foreign university or a research institution.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

The evaluation for the admission to the Ph.D. is based on (also for thosecandidates receiving a positive assessment after the pre-application process):

  • curriculum vitae and other titles
  • research proposal
  • phone or video (e.g. via Skype) interview

Each candidate must send a research proposal in English for his/her Ph.D. thesis. The proposal should be divided in the following sections: review of the state-of-the-art; research problem and questions; objectives and methodology; expected results and possible limitations. The research proposal must not exceed 20 thousand characters (bibliography included).

The assessment is based on a 0 to 70-point scale according to the following criteria:
  • Points a) and b) may receive between 0 and 20 points each. Only candidates totalling at least 30 points are admitted to the interview. The results of the assessment of points a) and b) are communicated to the candidate by email along with the possible interview invitation within 20 days from the expiry of the call for applications.
  • Point c) may receive between 0 and 30 points. The interview must be in English and will aim at discussing the candidate’s motivation and research proposal, as well as providing an answer to any questions the candidate may have. Only candidates receiving at least 20 points may be admitted to the Ph.D.
The final ranking is given by the sum of the scores achieved in points a), b), and c). Candidates are admitted according to the ranking, up to the number of available positions.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 2000 International
  • EUR 2000 National

Funding

Every year, the Ph.D. offers a number of scholarships amounting to € 14,640 (€ 1,100 net monthly) per candidate per year to the candidates ranking best in the admission procedure.

Since the beginning of the 2nd year, Transcrime will increase the monthly scholarship for Ph.D. candidates up to €17,300 per year (€ 1,300 net monthly) and Ph.D. candidates will have a budget for research expenses in the amount of 10% of the scholarship.

In order to favour the international scope of the Ph.D., the admitted candidates residing abroad and those who hold a Master Degree from a foreign university may be refunded up to € 5,000 for documented travel and lodging expenses incurred during the 1st year of Ph.D. due to their moving to Milan. In case the candidate undertakes a study period abroad, the scholarship may be increased by a minimum of 50%.

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