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Course summary

We offer PhD and MPhil supervision in Criminology in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:

  • Causes of crime
  • Victimisation and victimology
  • Crime prevention and security studies
  • Probation, prisons and offender rehabilitation
  • Gender crime and violence
  • Hate crime and social justice
  • Forensic science and psychology in criminal justice
  • Police and policing
  • Security and terrorism


Recent research topics include: workplace bullying in the voluntary sector: an application of routine activity theory; approaches to the control of corruption in the public procurement system in Kenya: an institutional analysis; the efficacy of instructional methodology in basic police training and education; police culture in Malta; policing with globalisation and post-modernisation; police detention and rights of suspects: a study of the police and criminal evidence act, 1984 and Turkish Criminal Procedure Act; the effect of organisational values on employee theft; towards an understanding of organisational security: a qualitative study of senior management in 2 commercial organisations; community penalties: a toothless tiger in the fight against recidivism; hearing offenders' voices.

Entry requirements

You must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree with at least First-Class or Upper Second-Class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution. You will normally be expected to hold a Master's degree in a relevant subject (at Merit or above) or be able to demonstrate equivalent research experience and academic writing skills.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see website for 23/24 postgraduate fee information
Criminology at University of Leicester - UCAS