DMU PhD Scholarships

EMPAC is pleased to announce that the Institute for Criminology, Education and Social Justice (ICESJ) is inviting outstanding prospective PhD students to apply for a De Montfort University (DMU) PhD Scholarship. Applications are welcome from students capable of developing innovative, interdisciplinary and internationally-relevant social science research in fields related to criminology, education, community and social justice, including (but not limited to) policing, probation, prisons, education (in all sectors), youth work and social work. Applicants are encouraged who are interested in collaborative projects across research centres.

Applicants interested in working with ICESJ should, in the first instance, submit a research proposal of up to 500 words, outlining the proposed project and how it fits with DMU and ICESJ. This should include:

– an overview and research questions;

– an explanation of the theoretical positioning of the project;

– the proposed research methodology and methods;

– links to one or more research areas noted above, alongside one or more of the 17 United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The proposal should be submitted, with a CV, to the Institute Head of Research Students, Dr Scott Yates (, to identify support and supervision for the project from the ICESJ.

Once approved by a potential supervisor, the student must submit final scholarship applications to by Tuesday 26 March 2019. More details on how to submit applications and what to include in the final submission are available here:


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