Postgraduate research in Crime, Justice and Security
Uncover the compelling world of research in Crime, Justice and Security for yourself by connecting with the academic community at Staffordshire University. With access to our cutting edge technology and expert supervision from leading researchers, you will be able to develop sustainable solutions to a range of challenges in the areas of forensic science, criminology, prisons and offender management, policing, law, international studies, archaeology, history and terrorism.
|Subject||Location||Mode of study|
|Criminology and Policing||On campus, distance learning||Full time, part time|
|Forensic Science||On campus, distance learning||Full time, part time|
|History and Archaeology||On campus, distance learning||Full time, part time|
|Law||On campus, distance learning||Full time, part time|
|Sociology and International Relations||On campus, distance learning||Full time, part time|
|Social Sciences||On campus||Full time, part time|
Ready-to-go research projects
In addition to offering supervision for a project that you propose, we also have a list of ready to go PhD projects designed by our experts, which means that the research proposal is already written.
- Identity, kin associations, and funerary practices: A chronological investigation of the Elsham and Cleatham early medieval cemeteries (applicant should be familiar with ArcGIS)
- Detecting body fluids using Light Emitting Diode technology
World renowned in their fields, our researchers are here to support you through every step of your research career.
Sarah Page is a Senior Lecturer for the undergraduate and postgraduate Criminology degrees, as well as the Action on Poverty and Hardship undergraduate degree.Sarah's profile
Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls
Professor Of Conflict Archaeology
Prof. Sturdy Colls' pioneering research focuses on the application of interdisciplinary approaches to the investigation of Holocaust landscapes. Caroline is the Course Leader for the Forensic Archaeology masters.Caroline's profile
Dr Claire Gwinnett
I am a Professor in Forensic and Environmental Science. I specialise in forensic fibres analysis, mircoplastics and plastic pollution, hair analysis, paint analysis and glass analysis.Claire's profile
As a postgraduate research student, you'll have access to all of our specialist facilities, and the expertise of our technicians, to help your research succeed.
Psychology Human Sciences Suite (PHSS)
The Psychology Human Sciences Suite (PHSS) hosts a suite of adjoining research laboratories dedicated to psychophysiological research on human participants.
Criminalistic Methods Laboratory
A fully equipped laboratory to facilitate the analysis of evidence recovered from crime scenes.
These facilities comprise a dedicated room and external compound for the investigation of insect and larvae life cycle and behaviour, and determining decomposition timelines.
Networks & Cyber Security
Dedicated specialist facilities where students have access to commercial grade networking hardware and software, virtual computing environments, forensic tools and more.
Support and funding
Our postgraduate research students work on their research in a range of different modes to fit around their work and life commitments – you might be on campus as a full-time or part-time researcher, or you may be studying as a Distance Learner. Your preferred option will be discussed as you go through your research proposal with your potential supervisory team.
Fees and funding
Before you start your application, it's important to consider how you will fund your studies and cover living costs. There are lots of options available to postgraduate students to help support your work, which is why we have put together a detailed guide explaining the costs involved in postgraduate study, and the help that's available to pay for it.
How you will be supported
The Graduate School works centrally to support you as a postgraduate researcher by listening, providing development opportunities, managing your journey, and acting as a gateway to pastoral support as you require.
How to apply
Interested in researching in the field of Crime, Justice and Society? You will need to go through our application process. This is to ensure we can meet your specific needs and support your research topic.
Start your postgraduate career by completing our MPhil/PhD enquiry form. We’ll put you in touch with a member of staff to have an informal conversation about your proposed research and qualifications.