Develop advanced knowledge and skills with support from research-active supervisors with specialisms sitting within the areas of sociology, criminology, human geography, development studies, education studies, and aspects of psychology.
Research areas include: CriminologyHomicide and serious sexual assault; victimology; management and treatment of offenders; community safety and volunteer policing; crime and anti-social behaviour in the night-time economy; restorative justice; young people and crime; women and crime; criminal investigation; international security and terrorismUrban Issues The city in the developing world including urban and peri-urban agriculture; community development and regeneration: social housing.Rural CommunitiesCommunity development; localism; crime and anti-social behaviour in rural areas.
Globalisation and DevelopmentMigration and transnational identities; democracy in global governance; international security and terrorism; representation, development and change in Africa; food production, distribution and marketing in developing countries.Pedagogic ResearchEffective teaching and learning in universities and schools; inclusive education. gender, race and disability; university-community relationships including volunteering; use of new technologies in teaching; the student experience. Two supervisors in Social Sciences are National Teaching Fellows.Psychology and social issuesResearch areas include: mental health and wellbeing; management and treatment of offenders; value conflict and wellbeing.
- MA by Research - you will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area.
- PhD - you will need a Masters degree or equivalent in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic.
- We normally consider applications from candidates from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement.
- International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.
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Dr. Malcolm MacLean
Reader in the Culture and History of Sport
"Malcolm's teaching and research interests are based on his background in history and anthropology. He is interested in ordinary experiences of cultural and social life and also has a particular interest in research design and ethics. He is also research degree's lead for the Schools of Sport & Exercise, Natural & Social Sciences and Health & Social Care."
- MacLean, Malcolm (2017-09-27) Book Review: ESPN: the making of a sports media empire by Travis Vogan, Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 2015, x + 242pp., £13.99 (paperback) ISBN 978-0-131-08122-4. Sport in History, 37 (3), pp.388-390. ISSN 1746-0271.
- Huang, Yuanfan and Ryall, Emily S (2017-09-04) On the relationship between philosophy and game-playing, pp.80-93. ISBN 9781138210875.
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Develop advanced research skills with specialist training
Research students who have not already completed a relevant Masters degree or other appropriate postgraduate research methods training will benefit from the university's research methods training modules: Philosophy and Approaches to Research and Methodologies and Methods.
Benefit from a broad range of research areas
Access research-active supervisors with specialisms across a range of areas including urban issues, rural communities, globalisation and development, pedagogic research, psychology and social issues.