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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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.