Institute of Criminal Justice Studies

Doctoral programmes

Our postgraduate research programme is open to both full-time and part-time students. Students are expected to pay their own fees or make other arrangements for them to be paid. The majority of our students are self-funded or sponsored by their employer. Some applicants choose to apply to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) or the The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for bursaries.  The deadlines for applications for these awards however is very early on, before the course commences, usually around March/April.  A direct debit scheme is available to spread the payments until March (for October enrolment). 

Integral to the postgraduate research programme is the researcher development programme, offered by the Graduate School. All commencing students are expected to attend this programme, which runs over the course of the PhD programme. For further details of this please visit the Graduate School.

Professional Doctorates

ICJS also offers two professional doctorate courses, aimed at professionals who want to bring research into their professional practice. Full details, including instructions on application, are available on the course pages.


To make an application, or to learn more about the application process, please visit the university's Postgraduate Research pages: 

Apply for PhD study

Faculty Bursaries

The Institute for Criminal Justice Studies offers fully-funded bursaries in criminology and criminal justice themes. The application period is currently closed. 

Faculty Postgraduate Centre

The Postgraduate Centre offers a support base for students to assist with all aspects of admission. We very much welcome your interest in postgraduate research and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Telephone: +44 (0) 23 9284 6037