Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science
Security Science Centre for Doctoral Research Training



Please read the following before deciding which route to apply for:
We recommend all applicants apply for Route A, which will provide foundational knowledge prior to beginning your research full-time. You will have an opportunity to start with your research during this foundational year. Applicants for Route B must have a detailed project proposal, be ready to enter into your research and in most cases, have at least one supervisor lined up from the department.

You should only apply for one route.
Please refer to the course details page prior to applying

All applicants

Submit your application using PRISM. You must identify at least two UCL academics with the expertise needed to review your application. Your application with be rejected immediately if you do not provide the following. 

  • Two UCL academics to review your application
  • Your university transcripts
  • A personal statement outlining your research proposal
  • At least 3 referees

Prospective students should consult staff members' personal webpages and the research pages for more detailed information and in order to identify prospective supervisors.

Route A

This programme is a 4 years full-time only and commences in September each year. Applications for September 2018 are now open and will close on 31st July.

Application forms
Important information
Interview information
Course eligibility
Selection and induction

Route B

This programme is 3 years. You can commence in September, January or April of each year. You should only apply for this route if you have a relevant degree or at least 5 years experience in the area of Security and Crime Science. You should also have a detailed project proposal which you can include as part of your application.

Deadlines: Applications for September entry close at the end of July of the commencement year, for January entry applications close at the end of October of the previous year and for April entry application close at the end of January of the year of commencement.

Application forms
Important information
Course eligibility
Selection and induction