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Advanced Research in Criminology

University of Kent

24 months
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Advanced Research in Criminology from University of Kent  attracts many top international students to the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) at Kent.


Advanced Research in Criminology from University of Kent brings together experts in the field of international criminology in one joint international educational programme. It is the only existing two-year mobility programme in criminology that focuses on border crossing, security and social justice from a European and global perspective.

The course is designed to respond critically, scientifically and in a policy-oriented manner to social questions that have dramatically changed the agendas of crime, harm and control. 


As a graduate you will have considerable expertise in the field of border crossing, security and social justice. What is your ambition? Would you like to be a policy maker at the EU? Or do you prefer to do academic research on issues of global social justice? Maybe become a policy maker at an NGO or a human rights organisation. With an IMARC degree you will have numerous options to build a great career. As an interdisciplinary expert and a skilful researcher, you will contribute to answers to the current social and political challenges of crime, harm and crime control.

Programme Structure

  • The programme is divided into four semesters and begins with a first common semester of study at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). 
  • In the first semester, you gain a broad and in‐depth knowledge of criminology from a historical and global economic perspective. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students are only eligible to enter the selection process if they hold one of the following degrees:

  •  a bachelor’s degree in Criminology;
  •  a bachelor’s degree in one of the other Social Sciences or Humanities or Law on the condition that the holder a) can demonstrate knowledge of questions of deviance and social control, and b) can demonstrate sufficient knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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