University of Central Lancashire: Criminal Justice

InstitutionUniversity of Central Lancashire View institution profile
Department School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


Course overview - The Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice develops current and aspiring criminal justice professionals to operate confidently at a strategic level, providing skills to drive evidence-based change and improve criminal justice performance.

  • You’ll develop a critical awareness of topics at the forefront of criminal justice and the contexts and theories that influence practice in these areas.

  • This bespoke qualification can be tailored to professional requirements, increasing the potential for personal development and career progression.

Why study with us - Online resources provide the flexibility to study when and where it suits you, within a guided and structured framework.

  • The course is taught by lecturers with frontline experience in criminal justice organisations and those who are research active in this area.   

Further information The Professional Doctorate is designed to augment students in developing their careers through the following routes:

  • To develop a career as an independent researcher

  • To undertake research projects in a particular research setting that you may work in already (or propose to work in), or be associated to in some capacity

  • To engage with other professionals in various criminal justice fields

  • To enhance your career prospects as a researching professional with the ability to contribute to new practice through the generation of original knowledge

  • To enter into a career within academia.



University of Central Lancashire


Founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) now has a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and 180,000 alumni. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 6% of universities in the world (CWUR 2019/20). We also have a community of around 20,000 students from over 120 countries, including 5,000 postgraduate students and 700 research students.

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