University of Kent
The University of Kent (the UK’s European University) has 19,000 students, 2000 staff, and delivers programmes in Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. It has 4 campuses (Canterbury and Medway in south-east England, and Brussels and Paris in mainland Europe). The University has a commitment to Europe demonstrated by extensive study abroad opportunities and participation in EU projects.
The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) in Canterbury is the UK base for the DCGC. The School is a member of an ESRC-recognised Doctoral Training Consortium and ranks among the top four social science schools in the official UK Research Assessment Exercise. The School attracts international doctoral candidates on its doctoral programmes and has innovative programmes, including a new MA in Criminology with a Semester Abroad.
At Kent (and its partner, CUNY), Professor Jock Young is one of the most renowned criminologists in the world, famous for his pathbreaking work on critical criminology, criminological realism and cultural criminology.
The University of Kent is the lead partner in the DCGC programme, taking responsibility for financial administration and reporting to the EACEA. Arrangements for the joint admission and assessment procedures will take place through Kent. Kent assumes overall responsibility for regular meetings of the Management, Academic and Advisory Boards, although day-to-day administration of these events is shared amongst the partners. Kent will provide the introductory programme in semester 1, including core subject-specific, research methods and transferable skills training, and take an equal share in the supervision and mobility pattern of the doctoral candidates.