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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-20, FEB-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Social Sciences research at University of Gloucestershire draws from the disciplines of sociology, criminology, human geography, demography, development studies, education, and psychology.

Research areas include:

Public Protection:Domestic abuse and homicide; stalking; serious sexual assault; disclosure of childhood sexual violence; child sexual exploitation; support for victims of violence; offender management and treatment.

Stronger and Safer Communities:Restorative justice; policing and the community; crime and antisocial behaviour in the night time economy; police professionalisation; social and supported housing; asset-based community development; feminist activism; citizenship, exclusion and belonging.

Identities:“Race” and citizenship, intersectionality; diaspora and identities; cultural and critical criminology; online social-sexual networks of gay, bisexual and queer men; social media and drug markets; drag identities; masculinity and military identities; cultural heritage and youth identities.

Global Challenges:Migration and transnational identities; population health, wellbeing and ageing; democracy and global governance; genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity; international security and terrorism; food security, water management and periurban agriculture.

Psychology and Social Issues:Wellbeing and resilience in caring professions; management and treatment of offenders. Research in Social Sciences is promoted by the Centre for Learning and Innovation in Public Protection (CLIPP).

See also research opportunities in psychological sciences, geographical sciences, education, countryside and community, sport and exercise.

Training in Research Methods

All students are required to take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,200per 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 Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

Diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Exceptional one-to-one support, with Helpzones on every campus.
Wide array of scholarships and awards for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    66th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 57%

    59th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    31st

    5

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