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.

Start Date:

Duration: 2 to 3 years.. Duration: 3 to 5 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD European Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD 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