• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Established in 2007, this course offers a framework for criminal justice professionals to reflect on and contribute to practice in their area of work. The emphasis is on developing researching professionals (which is distinct from the more traditional PhD route which aims to develop professional researchers). 

The overall aim of the Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice at University of Portsmouth is to develop criminal justice professionals whose work informs, and is informed by, original research in the field. Previous graduates have followed research projects into profession-related subjects such as:

  • Reform and the Garda in the Republic of Ireland
  • The National Intelligence Model and reduced risk in the public sector
  • Gender within specialist police departments

Career prospects

Your professional needs and interests shape the research you undertake on this course. You may, therefore, use your increased knowledge and awareness of your profession to support your career aims at the same time.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      4-7 years part-time.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • outline
  • professional development and review
  • advanced research techniques in criminal justice
  • publication and dissemination in criminal justice
  • criminal justice project proposal

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A master's degree in a relevant subject, preferably of Merit level. 
  • It is essential that applicants are professionally engaged in one of the many areas of criminal justice. 
  • Applicants should be working at a senior level and/or have strong relevant criminal justice experience. 
  • All applicants are subject to face-to-face or telephone interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    6600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

This course is eligible for the Government Doctoral Loan.

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