The Violence Research at the University of Cambridge, welcomes applications from well-qualified students wishing to undertake PhD research within the Centre's areas of expertise. Graduate students work in the stimulating research environment of the Centre located in the Institute of Criminology under the direction of their supervisor. Violence Research Centre members supervise PhD students in a broad range of topics related to their respective research areas.
PhD Opportunities with Prof. Manuel Eisner
Prof. Manuel Eisner's main research mainly supervises doctoral theses that use a quantitative approach in the following areas: (1) history of violence research, (2) causes of aggression and violence, (3) prevention of violence and intervention research, (4) international research on micro- and macro-level predictors of violence. There may also be possibilities to conduct a PhD related to one of his ongoing research projects in the Violence Research Centre. More information on the ongoing projects can be found here.
PhD Opportunities with Dr. Maria Ttofi
Dr. Maria Ttofi is interested in supervising MPhil and PhD students with an interest in quantitative criminology on a variety of topics including youth aggression and violence, juvenile delinquency, systematic/meta-analytic reviews on a variety of psychological criminology topics, programme evalulation, and developmental criminology/ longitudinal research. Students with a strong methodological background who may be interested in analysing longitudinal data from the CSDD are strongly encouraged to contact her and the Director of the CSDD study, Professor David P. Farrington, directly via email.
PhD Opportunities with Dr. Paolo Campana
Dr. Paolo Campana welcomes proposals from prospective Ph.D. students with an interest in network analysis and organised forms of criminality. The latter includes protection rackets, human trafficking and smuggling, drug trafficking, gangs, cybercrime and possibly terrorist networks. Proposals with a strong network analysis component are most welcome. Students are advised to contact Dr. Campana by email with a short summary of their research proposal before submitting an application.
Resources for Prospective PhD Students
More details of the University's PhD programme and procedures for application can be found on the Institute of Criminology website and the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions website.
The Institute of Criminology has also prepared a short graduate prospectus and a guide for prospective PhD students that provide a concise overview of the application requirements and the process: