The Centre for Policing Research and Learning is seeking applications from officers and staff from the Centre's 20 partner police forces and agencies for Centre funded part-time PhD studentships. Deadline: Midday - 2 March for October 2020 start. Studentships are limited to officers and staff of the Centre’s 20 partner police forces and agencies only. Applications are now closed.
A PhD (proffering the title 'Doctor of Philosophy') is the highest degree that a student can achieve, and is highly advantageous to a policing career. The Centre for Policing Research and Learning operates a 50% funded part-time PhD studentship programme for employees of our policing partners. This programme supports academically rigorous and timely doctoral research of relevance to policing. We also support affiliated PhD students conducting policing research across The Open University.
Part-time PhDs take between 3 and 8 years, and result in a thesis typically between 80,000 to 100,000 words in length. Students are supported by a specialist supervisory team, and learn techniques which enable a significant contribution to knowledge within their selected subject.