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Year of Entry 2019/20

Law and Criminology

Full-time Law

A period of intensive, supervised study where you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of suitable research methods.

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £4,327 per year
International: £12,500 per year
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? October

Course summary

  • Specialise in a chosen area of law and criminology, and attain an advanced qualification in the subject
  • Join a thriving research community, working specifically in the Department of Law and Criminology
  • Innovate in your project, with the support of the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice
  • Graduate ready for a wealth of exciting public and private sector careers

On this course, you'll undertake research into a law and criminology-related subject. With close support and mentoring from supervisors, you'll excel as an academic, and as an individual. You'll graduate with specialist expertise and qualifications, with transferable, rounded and desirable skills.

How you learn

Your supervisory team will include a Director of Studies and one or more second supervisors with expertise in your research area. Much of the work for your degree will be carried out independently, and you will need the initiative, motivation and commitment to succeed. Your supervisors will help you to define your research programme, agree any associated training requirements, and provide direction while encouraging you to develop as an independent researcher.

You learn through

  • Independent research
  • Mentoring with your supervisory team
  • Research training, including mandatory ethics and integrity sessions
  • Teacher training

Course leaders and tutors

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James Marson
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Dr Marson's first academic appointment was in 1997 where he was engaged as a research assistant at the Business School of Sheffield Hallam University. He worked on a … Read more

Applied learning

Networking opportunities

There are numerous opportunities to engage in public events and conferences involving academics and policy makers. There are also regular research training events, seminars and informal meetings where you can practise delivering conference papers in a supportive environment. Funds are available to support you in attending conferences and we encourage you to deliver papers.

We recognise that researchers arrive with a diversity of skills and experience. Therefore, we provide flexible training and development opportunities covering a range of research-related skills. Indicative areas include transferable skills, research ethics and integrity (mandatory), data management, teaching skills and career planning. Your development needs are identified and agreed with your supervisory team at the start of your degree, and reviewed and updated as appropriate.

Research students will be part of the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, a leading centre for social justice and human rights. Through the support of the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, students will have the opportunity to develop innovative projects which have broader significance for community, national and international policy engagement.

Future careers

Research degrees are essential qualifications for many academic careers. You will have the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills which are applicable to many employment sectors.

This course prepares you for a career in

  • Government department advisor
  • Local government
  • Various business-related roles
  • Consultancy

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Entry requirements

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU postgraduate research students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £4,327 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international postgraduate research students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £12,500 per year.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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How do I apply?

Complete the application form available on our research pages.

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