When you join our thriving community of postgraduate research students, you'll become part of a supportive and friendly environment where we are dedicated to understanding some of society's most challenging issues.

A research degree in Criminology gives you the chance to pursue a project based around your own passions and interests, leading to a qualification which can open the door to an academic career or boost employment prospects in a range of other fields.

Your research degree will typically last from three years (full-time) to six years (part-time) for a PhD, or two years (full-time) to four years (part-time) for an MPhil.

PhD, MPhil Award
October, January, April, July Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Applicants for Ph.D./MPhil study must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University, and a master’s degree with an overall grade of ‘merit’.


English Language requirement IELTS 6.5 Overall (with no individual component below 6.0) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

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