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  PhD opportunities in Criminology at Brunel University London


 

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About the Programme

Join an exciting, diverse and intellectually curious community of researchers in the Division of Criminology and Criminal Justice. You’ll find expertise at the forefront of criminological study in a range of spaces including: mental health and crime; street cultures; online sexual commerce and deviance; young people and crime; gender; race and ethnicity; immigration; the criminalisation of marginalised communities; legal decision-making and the criminal justice system; ‘high-risk offenders’, gambling, and immigration.

Our PhD supervisors will help you on your doctoral journey through theoretical and methodological expertise.

If you wish to undertake research in policing, the legal system, imprisonment, forensic mental health services or probation, you’ll find Brunel the best place to conduct your research and benefit from the policing programme at the University, and our experience of working with different funders and research councils including the Ministry of Justice, Department of Health, and Howard League for Penal Reform.

While we welcome a wide range of topics in the areas of Criminology, here is an list of some potential research areas where we have specific expertise:

  • Health, crime and inequalities
  • Race, ethnicity and crime
  • Sex and crime
  • Mediated forms of sex work
  • Religion and crime
  • Street violence and street cultures
  • Illicit drug economies
  • Legal decision making
  • Policing
  • Imprisonment
  • Probation
  • CJS staffing, organisation, and occupational cultures
  • Desistance
  • Mental health and the criminal justice system
  • Gambling and crime
  • Violent and sexual offenders
  • The criminalisation of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
  • Immigration
  • Narrative criminology
  • Ethnography and visual criminology
  • Psychosocial criminology

While these are some of the areas we have explicit expertise in, we are committed and interested in expanding our own understanding by supporting your areas of interest and development. We are confident in our ability to support emerging scholars in a range of criminological topics, and committed to supporting the development of new, critical and exciting areas of scholarship within our discipline.

How to apply?

As a doctoral researcher, you will be welcomed to Brunel as a valued member of our thriving, research-intensive community. Browse PhD opportunities, studentships, and learn more about our research by visiting our website.

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Where is Brunel?

Brunel University London is based in Uxbridge, London – 45minutes to Central London on the Metropolitan Line – which means you have great access to the heart of this beautiful city, and yet can enjoy the safety and convenience of a suburban campus with all you need in one place.



Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
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