Criminology PhD - 2020 Entry
We welcome applications for PhD research degrees in all aspects of criminology. For students who wish to study for a shorter period, we also offer a two-year MPhil research degree.
As a research student you will be supervised by one or more of our academic staff, meeting them every couple of weeks to discuss your research (supervision via video-conferencing is available for students who are not based in Lancaster). Your supervisors will also give you guidance on preparing for conferences and writing for publication, as well as advice on academic and other careers. You will also undertake Faculty and School-based research training.
Criminology is researched and taught within Lancaster University Law School, which is a vibrant research environment where colleagues are engaged in all aspects of criminological research. You will be invited to attend the many guest lectures and seminars that we hold. We also host regular student-led seminars, arranged by the research students themselves for the discussion of work in progress.
Successful applications will contain a viable research proposal, and be focused on our areas of research expertise. Please check our staff profiles for precise areas of expertise.
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2020/21 entry fees have not yet been set.
As a guide, our fees for 2019 were:
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The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.
If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.
What are tuition fees for?
Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.
The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.
How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?
Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.
What support is available towards tuition fees?
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.