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.
Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
MPhil: 1-3 years (full-time), 2-4 years (part-time). PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: 2-5 years (full-time), 3-6 years (part-time). PhD: 2-5 years (full-time), 3-6 years (part-time).
They’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 contribute to many of our Faculty’s research groups, including the Policing institute for the Eastern Region (PIER) and the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE).
They 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.
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.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.
If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
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