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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Brighton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Criminology research at the University of Brighton addresses challenges of social, health, psychological, spatial, and environmental injustice, seeking to transform policy and practice on global and more local scales.

We supervise critical approaches to the traditional concerns of criminology and criminal justice with research interests in social control, surveillance and security, as well as forms of deviance, protest and resistance.

The University of Brighton’s strengths in co-productive research methods, applied and impactful research and its cross-disciplinary frameworks, allow for Criminology PhD students to make academic contacts and take supervision from researches across a wide range of methodologies.

Career opportunities for Criminology PhD graduates include central and local government, non-governmental organisations, social research, teaching, journalism and the media. include academic posts as lecturers and postdoctoral research assistants at the University of Brighton and elsewhere, as well as roles.

As a Criminology PhD student, you will benefit from: a range of social and research events and activities, including the Social Science Forum, a fortnightly opportunity for researchers to share their work and contribute to the development of each other’s research, an annual ‘Festival of Social Science’ for social scientists and their collaborators across the university, and an annual Social Science Public Lecture which is included in the Brighton Festival Fringe programme; desk space and access to a computer in a space specifically designed for research students. There are a range of facilities on the Falmer site include various catering options; access to a range of electronic resources via the university’s online library, as well as to the physical book and journal collections in the Falmer Library and other campus libraries in Moulsecoomb and in central Brighton; state-of-the-art research facilities in Watson Building and you will have access to the Creative Methods Lab on the first floor, including access to specialist technical support.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,326per year

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University information

University of Brighton

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  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    98th out of 105 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    101 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    30.0 30%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%



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