Research degrees

Our research degree reflects the main areas of work within the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology - social research and social policy.

The contribution of our research students is integral to the academic and community life of the department. There is a core group of full time students from the UK and overseas, but as all our programmes can be taken on a full or part time basis, others are studying part time whilst working. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, some straight from undergraduate degrees, others having worked in social and health care, education, youth work, criminal justice, community work, faith based organisations, national and local government and the voluntary sector.

Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology PhD/MPhil