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Aberystwyth University: MPhil Criminology

Institution Aberystwyth University View institution profile
Department Department of Law and Criminology
Telephone 01970 622712
Study type Research


Founded in 1901, the Department of Law and Criminology bases itself on a long, distinguished and increasingly varied experience of legal and criminological education and academic work. Over the years many well-known academics have taught in the Law School, and Aberystwyth law and criminology graduates have made their mark in a wide range of careers. The department is confident in its distinctive identity and reputation for teaching of high quality, linked to vigorous research activity carried out in a stimulating and friendly environment. The department's library has all of the electronic resources expected of any institution offering a full legal education.

The Department of Law and Criminology participated in the Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment. That assessment found that 96.5% of publications submitted were of an internationally recognised standard and that 98% of research activity in the department was rated as internationally recognised. The academic staff are active in research and publication and participate in national and international debate and policy-making in the legal, criminological and related fields.

The degree of MPhil is designed for those who wish to pursue research in a particular area of legal interest under the expert guidance of a member of the Department's staff.

Requirements for Completion for the MPhil

The MPhil requires the candidate to complete a thesis of around 60,000 words. The candidate will consult regularly with his or her supervisor, who will advise and provide guidance on the project. Those studying the degree full-time will also take a short course on research training to assist them to develop appropriate research skills . Period of Study for the MPhil

The normal period of registration for a full-time student is 12 months during which time the student must be based in Aberystwyth. The normal period of registration for a part-time student is two years.

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Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University was the first University Institution in Wales and has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research.
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