New PhD in Criminology 

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is delighted to announce a new PhD in Criminology at the University of Strathclyde.  This award offers students the opportunity to study for a PhD under the supervision of internationally-leading experts from across the University of Strathclyde but primarily located within the School of Social Work and Social Policy and the Law School.

Current Criminology expertise across the Faculty relates to a broad range of areas:

School of Social Work and Social Policy: Youth and criminal justice social work; probation; vulnerable offenders, mental health, learning disability, capacity and adult protection; human rights; gender, crime and interpersonal violence; rish assessment and the management of high risk offenders; international prisons, international penal policy and the sociology of prisons; public health in a penal context; mental health justice, learning disability and adult protection; child protection; employment and employability in prisons and communities; public management and co-production in carceral and community justice contexts; and the interface between criminal justice, migration and citizenship.

Law School: Criminalisation; criminal process & policy-making; punishment & sentencing; risk assessment & management; desistance from crime; homicide; prisons & release; prosecution & defence work; judiciary; security – policing - counter-terrorism; children’s hearings; youth justice; human rights; gender; sex work; technology, risk & crime; therapeutic jurisprudence; transitional justice; and environmental crime & justice.

Research Centres

The Faculty hosts three relevant centres: the Centre for Law, Crime and Justice and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law based in the Law School; and the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice based in the School of Social Work and Social Policy.  We also play a leading role in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), which is a cross-institutional criminology research centre between the Universities of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling.  

Find out more

For more details about the PhD in Criminology, please contact: 

School of Social Work and Social Policy: Professor Katherine Smith, PGR Director for Social Work and Social Policy 

Law School: Professor Cyrus Tata, PGR Director for the Law School