Security and Crime Science, Ph.D. | UCL | London, United Kingdom
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Security and Crime Science

UCL
36 months
Duration
32100 GBP/year
5860 GBP/year
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About

The Security and Crime Science programme at University College London (UCL) is widely recognised for the impact that its research has had on real-world crime problems.

Overview

Consequently we have long established links with police forces, policy makers, academic research centres of excellence and security organisations from both the UK and further afield.

Security and Crime Science programme at University College London (UCL) is devoted specifically to reducing crime through teaching, research, public policy analysis and by the dissemination of evidence-based information on crime reduction. Our mission is to change crime policy and practice.

Security and Crime Science is a multi-disciplinary subject, drawing on expertise in psychology, social science, statistics, mathematics, architecture, forensic sciences, design, geography and computing. This is reflected in our PhD students, who come from a variety of backgrounds, making the department an interesting and stimulating environment in which to study.

The foundation of your career

UCL Security & Crime Science was one of a handful of departments nationwide to receive a rating of 100% for research impact in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). We are the leading trainer of crime analysts in the UK, having trained over 1,000 police and security analysts in the past ten years. 

Our students are often practitioners themselves, some holding senior positions. Our programmes are recognised by employers when considering career progression. The fact that our programmes have been endorsed by key advisory organisations (such as the Metropolitan Police Academy) and the fact that they are oriented towards practical approaches to tackling crime mean that they are recognised by recruiters.

Employability

Graduates from our research programmes go on to research careers and to lecturing posts in academic institutions. Others have taken up policy-related positions in the public and private security sectors.

Programme Structure

The department has five main research groups:

  • Counter-terrorism: situational prevention of terrorism; technology for counter-terrorism; transferable training between crime and terrorism
  • Crime mapping: innovation in crime mapping methods; prospective crime mapping
  • Crime policy analysis and evaluation: evaluation of crime prevention schemes; knowledge transfer
  • Designing out crime: role of design in crime prevention; environmental design; crime risk and administrative procedure design
  • Forensic sciences: forensic science reconstruction; interpretation of evidence; trace evidence dynamics (including DNA, residues/particulates, environmental evidence etc.).

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Evidence of graduate research experience, for example a Master's degree, and a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • Applicants must also consider whether the Department of Security and Crime Science has the relevant expertise available to offer sufficient supervision in their chosen area of research.
  • You will be expected to identify two UCL academics to supervise your research before applying. Ideally you will have contacted them before applying to ensure they are able to support your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32100 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5860 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5860 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part-time:

  • UK £2,930
  • Overseas £16,050

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Security and Crime Science.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Turkish Embassy Fee Partnership
Merit-based Need-based

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UCL
London, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
12 Jan 2024
Research Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

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UCL
London, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
30 Sep 2023
EGA IfWH BAME PhD Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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UCL
London, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
CONACYT Graduate Fellowship
Merit-based

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UCL
London, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Egypt Missions Scheme Scholarship
Merit-based

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UCL
London, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
GUATEFUTURO Scholarship
Merit-based

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UCL
London, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Oman Embassy Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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UCL
London, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
19668 GBP
Deadline
12 May 2024
The Bartlett Promise PhD Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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UCL
London, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
21 Mar 2024
Sasakawa Studentship
Merit-based Need-based

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UCL
London, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Full Support for Tuition and Costs of Living- PhD Scholarship at the University of Essex
Merit-based

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Junhua Li
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jun 2024
GREAT Scholarship
Merit-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2023
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2023
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2023
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2023
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
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