(MPhil also available)
|Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
|February and October
|January to April
PhD (MPhil also available)
Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
February and October
January to April
The Social Policy and Criminology discipline has longstanding interests in critical interdisciplinary scholarship in this field. Our substantive areas of interest include:
- everyday nuances of intimacy and family life
- same-sex parent families and long-term relationships
- sex, sexuality and sexual citizenship
- intimate relationships, organisations and social institutions as sites of gendered violence, abuse and harm
- domestic homicide and gender in policing
- gendered relations of health and social welfare
- punitiveness towards gendered and sexual subjects at the intersections of criminal and social justice
- resistance, agency and activism of women, victim-survivors, non-binary and transgender individuals, lesbian, bisexual and queer women
- ‘justice’, ‘survival’, ‘rights’ and ‘recovery’ in criminal justice approaches, support services, social movements and transformative justice.
Many staff participate in the following research groups:
- Gender, Intimacies and Sexuality research stream in the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area
- Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative
- Innovation, Knowledge and Development
These all warmly welcome Postgraduate Student participation.
Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). If you are not a UK citizen, you may need to prove your knowledge of English.
Potential research projects
We are open to receiving proposals on a wide range of research projects on this broad topic.
Fees and funding
|Full time: £4,712 per year
|Full time: £11,958 per year
|Part time: £2,356 per year
|Part time: £5,979 per year
Some of our research students are funded via The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership; others are self-funded.
For detailed information about fees and funding, visit Fees and studentships.
To see current funded studentship vacancies across all research areas, see Current studentships.