Criminology and Criminal Justice (MPhil), Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The School of Social Sciences provides a stimulating and supportive environment for postgraduate training. The emphasis is on small groups, close working relationships between students and supervisors, and development towards full professional participation in the subject area.
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About

Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Bangor is focussed on comparative study at a number of cross-cultural levels: national, international and rural-urban comparisons are three of the most important ways in which comparative criminological work is undertaken.

For research students we are able to provide both a full research training programme and high quality expert supervision across a broad spectrum of subjects.

Duration

PhD: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MPhil: 1 to 2 years full-time, 2 to 3 years part-time; MARes: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Areas

Criminology and Criminal Justice with specialisations in:

  • Youth homelessness and crime
  • Institutional child abuse
  • Critical approaches to law, crime and criminology
  • Sociology of Law
  • Public opinion on crime and criminal justice
  • Penal policy
  • Rural criminology
  • Law judges and jurors
  • Procedural justice
  • Popular legal culture, including film and TV
  • Victimology
  • Islamic extremism and terrorism
  • Trust in police, courts and the legal profession
  • Crime and Civic Society:
  • Support for the police
  • Political violence and terrorism
  • Media and public opinion
  • Begging in North Africa and South Asia
  • Popular Legal Culture
  • Violence in intimate relationship
  • Rural criminology
  • Postcolonial societies, crime and deviance
  • Theoretical criminology
  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Lay participation in the administration of justice

Current graduate students are conducting research on:

  • Women’s accounts of their violent behaviour
  • An ethnographic study of cannabis use in a North Wales community
  • Identity fraud
  • Social problems and juvenile delinquency in Malawi
  • Restorative justice and rehabilitation
  • Accommodating sex offenders after prison

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 7

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Academic Requirements

A good honours degree in a related discipline is required. Students without a Masters degree in a relevant discipline will be required to undertake a taught research training programme in their first year. Students should submit a research outline which must be approved by the Course Director.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15500 International

Funding

The School offers occasional scholarships.

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