M.Phil. On Campus


Aberystwyth University

12 months
15300 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


At Criminology from Aberystwyth University the academic standard expected is the same, however. You still conduct an original piece of research, and develop skills which are transferable within and outside of academia.


Criminology from Aberystwyth University is shorter than a PhD, so you can complete your research and obtain a qualification for doing so in a relatively short period of time. It can also act as a stepping stone into a PhD. Subject to approval by the Department, you can develop your MPhil in to a PhD programme.


Graduates from the Department of Law and Criminology are engaged in academic and criminological research all over the world, and many have embarked on careers in the legal profession or in organisations working within the prison, police, probation, or social service sectors. Other former students now hold positions in government and voluntary service organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Research Design
  • Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applicants for Research Degrees should generally apply before the end of February to be considered for a funded place.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry Requirements 2:1 Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent.
  • English Language Requirements IELTS 7.0 with minimum 6.0 in each component, or equivalent
  • Other Requirements Applicants should submit a full research proposal at the point of application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberystwyth

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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