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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Programme overview

Pursue state of the art doctoral research investigating a diverse array of social and criminological issues.
Work in an environment that supports intellectual and personal development.
Receive extensive research support and training by the School and by the Faculty of Humanities.

Aims

  • Engage in state of the art doctoral research investigating a diverse array of social and criminological issues.
  • Work closely with research centres which specialise in research clustered around five key themes: drugs, violence, fraud, social exclusion and justice innovation.

Special features

  • The School of Social Sciences is a proud member of the North West Economic and Social Research Council doctoral training partnership and approved by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to award funded studentships. Both of which provide extensive training across the region.
  • We are a member of the N8 Policing Research Partnership.

We are also able to host Commonwealth and Fullbright Scholarships, as well as annually advertised School funded studentships in addition to industry and public sector funded PhDs.

Teaching and learning

Distinguished academic researchers working at the forefront of their disciplines lead our research programmes, ensuring your qualification comes with a reputation that will open doors across the world. Our research activities and postgraduate research programmes are also informed by close partnerships with organisations from many different sectors.

Coursework and assessment

For a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), you must successfully complete a period of supervised research and training, the results of which show convincing evidence of your capacity to pursue research and scholarship, and to make an original contribution and substantial addition to knowledge.

You must prepare a substantial thesis, usually of no more than 80,000 words and satisfy the examiners in an oral examination on the subject of the thesis. The subject is chosen by the candidate, but must be approved by the School's Research Committee.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 105

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    151 78%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    13th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    69th

    9

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