Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This is an advanced postgraduate research degree that requires original research and the submission of a substantial dissertation of 60,000 to 100,000 words. Department of Criminology provides an exciting research environment in which to pursue critical criminological scholarship at MPhil/PhD level. We offer an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from social theory, philosophy, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, criminal justice, security and prison studies. We will provide a rigorous yet supportive environment to carry out theoretical or applied research in the broad area of criminology, but we encourage innovative interdisciplinary work. Study resources include an induction programme for all postgraduate students, which offer classes on methodology, and regular research seminars, workshops and conferences. At Birkbeck, you are initially registered on an MPhil and you upgrade to a PhD after satisfactory progress in the first year or two. You need to find a suitable academic supervisor at Birkbeck, who can offer the requisite expertise to guide and support you through your research.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need good honours degree in law or a related discipline from the humanities or social sciences.
  • International entry requirements: Students need an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
  • IELTS score: 7