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|Application deadline:||as early as possible|
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
Across the SSPSSR, there is a breadth and depth of research expertise and we can offer high-quality supervision in a wide range of areas in criminology. There are further details on the research activities and publications of individual members of staff and the School's research units on our website. In addition to regular meetings with individual supervisors, all research students take a research training programme (see Methods of Social Research MA for details).
Joint Supervision/Co-tutelle opportunities
Our world-class reputation for criminology has enabled us to become a hub for a range of exciting opportunities. Students who study for a PhD with us may jointly register with, and receive additional supervision from, one of our partner institutions across Europe with whom we are presently developing a Doctoral Centre for Global Criminology.
Crime, Control and Culture
The School has a long-established tradition of conducting criminological research. The group covers a diverse range of topics, employs both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and draws upon different theoretical traditions. We have particular expertise in the following areas: cultural criminology; crime, punishment and social change; drug use; gender, crime and criminal justice; penology and imprisonment (especially of female offenders); policing; quasi-compulsory treatment for drug-using offenders; race, crime and criminal justice; restorative justice and young offenders; crime and the `night-time economy', terrorism and political crime; violence; youth crime and youth justice. Present and current research has been funded by the ESRC, the Home Office and the Youth Justice Board.
Dr Kate Bradley, Dr Phil Carney, Dr Caroline Chatwin, Professor Frank Furedi, Professor Chris Hale, Professor Keith Hayward, Dr Derek Kirton, Dr Anne Logan, Professor Ann Netten, Dr Kate O'Brien, Professor Larry Ray.
Kent Crime and Justice Centre
The School is also home to Kent Crime and Justice Centre (KCJC), which is a collaboration of senior researchers at the University of Kent, based in SSPSSR, the Personal Social Services Research Unit and the Kent Law School. The core members have a multidisciplinary background, which includes sociology, economics, law and statistics, and expertise in sophisticated quantitative techniques, economic modelling and qualitative methods. KCJC has a national and international reputation for interdisciplinary research in the field of criminology and criminal justice. During recent years, the Centre has responded to a high-level demand from the Home Office for evaluative research that incorporates cost-effectiveness, while still ensuring responsiveness to local and regional needs and opportunities.
Dr Phil Carney, Dr Caroline Chatwin, Dr Jennifer Fleetwood, Professor Chris Hale, Professor Keith Hayward, Dr Johnny Ilan, Professor Roger Matthews, Dr Kate O'Brien, Professor Larry Ray, Professor Kevin Stenson, Professor Jock Young.
A good honours degree or MA in criminology, criminal justice or a related social science discipline.
English language requirements
* 6.5 incl
* 6.0 reading
* 6.0 writing
* 5.5 listening
* 5.5 speaking
* 90 incl
* 22 reading
* 21 writing
* 21 listening
* 23 speaking
|CAE score:||75(Grade B)|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||90|
Every school at Kent offers one or two University postgraduate research scholarships, each available for three years, providing fees at the home/EU rate and a stipend up to £13,590 per annum (2011/12 rate).
Many schools offer scholarships in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) whereby postgraduate research students receive financial support in return for teaching. The value of awards may vary, but often cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate and a substantial maintenance grant.
All postgraduate research students are eligible to apply for GTAs.
The School has an excellent track record of being awarded Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentship funding. We also offer a number of scholarships and awards for research students.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
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