International PhD Program in Criminology 2017, Manchester School of Law, UK


Deadline:

August 15, 2017

Disciplines:

Law


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Overview

Degree awardedDoctor of PhilosophyDuration36 Months [Full-Time], 72 Months [Part-Time]

Entry requirements

Applicants must have minimum qualifications of a good upper second class honours degree with minimum grade average of 65% (or overseas equivalent) in Law  or a relevant discipline, and a Masters degree at Merit level in Law or relevant discipline with minimum grade average of 65% in taught modules and a minimum mark of 65% in the dissertation/research element, plus prior research methods training at postgraduate level.   

Students whose first language is not English are required to hold either an overall IELTS IBT score of 7.0, with a minimum writing score of 7.0, or an overall TOEFL IBT score of 100-106 with a minimum writing score of 24. The certification must have been awarded within two years prior to entry.    

Number of places/applicants

100-150 applications are received each year for postgraduate research study by the School, with 20-30 new MPhil/PhD students registering in each academic year.

Programme description

Manchester's School of Law combines a commitment to research excellence with a focus on the intellectual and pastoral development of its students. The School has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, accommodating scholars from a range of different disciplines (law, sociology, criminology, bioethics, philosophy, politics, economics). The School is proud to host a number of research centres that support the research aspirations of staff and graduate research students. These include the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy, the Centre of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the Manchester Centre for Regulation and Governance and the Manchester International Law Centre. The School is proud to be a member of the Economic and Social Research Council doctoral training centre and approved by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to award funded studentships.

Our research students are provided with extensive research support and training by the School and by the Faculty of Humanities. In addition, research students are provided with two academic supervisors to, as well as an adviser to provide pastoral support.

Academic entry qualification overview

Applicants must have minimum qualifications of a good upper second class honours degree with minimum grade average of 65% (or overseas equivalent) in Law  or a relevant discipline, and a Masters degree at Merit level in Law or relevant discipline with minimum grade average of 65% in taught modules and a minimum mark of 65% in the dissertation/research element, plus prior research methods training at postgraduate level.   

Students whose first language is not English are required to hold either an overall IELTS IBT score of 7.0, with a minimum writing score of 7.0, or an overall TOEFL IBT score of 100-106 with a minimum writing score of 24. The certification must have been awarded within two years prior to entry.    

The documents that applicants are required to submit to constitute a full application are outlined on our  postgraduate research application page . 

English language

Students whose first language is not English are required to hold a minimum overall score of 7 in the IELTS test with 7 in writing and no subsection below 6.5, or an equivalent score in the IBT- TOEFL, PEARSON, or Cambridge CAE. 

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

How to apply

Apply online (See in the "Further official information" link below this announcement).

Research students may commence their studies in September or January (with September being the main admissions date).

The deadline to apply for  January 2017 entry is the 30 November 2016. 

The deadline to apply for  September 2017 entry is the 15 August 2017. 

However, we strongly advise that you apply as soon as possible in order to be guaranteed a place on the course.

How your application is considered

Once a full application (application form along with all supporting documents) has been received by the School, it will then be passed to academic staff for their consideration.

Several factors will be taken into consideration when the decision to offer a place or not is made.  The academic merit of the applicant will be one.  Other important factors will be whether or not the topic chosen is appropriate for study at PhD level; whether the University's library facilities are adequate to support that study; and whether there is a member of staff available who has the expertise to supervise the chosen topic. 

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Coursework and assessment

For the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) you must successfully complete a period of supervised research and training, the results of which show convincing evidence of your capacity to pursue research and scholarship, and to make an original contribution and substantial addition to knowledge.  You must prepare a substantial thesis, usually of not more than 80,000 words and also satisfy the examiners in an oral examination on the subject of the thesis. The subject is chosen by the candidate, but must be approved by the School's Research Committee. 

For more information click "Further official information" below.


This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here:

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/programmes/list/08065/phd-criminology/



Eligible Countries
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Study Levels
PhD
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Publish Date
November 28, 2016




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