I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to the third cohort of Candidates to the Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology (DCGC). As you know DCGC is a three year interdisciplinary Ph.D. programme funded by the European Union as an Erasmus+:Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD). It is a collaborative project run by a consortium of four Universities: Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary; the University of Kent, UK; the University of Hamburg, Germany and Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
All of the Candidates will spend at least 12 months at two of the partners and are jointly supervised by academics from both institutions. For the first six months you will be based at the University of Kent and follow a common structured programme to help you develop and focus your research ideas through discussions and debates with one another and with PG students in the school and the wider academic community.
Over the three years as well as taking advanced taught modules you will have the opportunity to develop your broader generic skills through internships, conference presentations and workshops. Judging by the positive feedback we have had from the first two cohorts I am confident you will find the experience rewarding and exhilarating.
During your induction week you will learn more about the programme and the Universities involved as well as getting to know your colleagues and supervisors. I am really looking forward to meeting you all face to face and to hearing first-hand about your research
Chris Hale, co-ordinator Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology