School of Law and Social Sciences

In an ever-changing society that faces social disruption and political changes, our portfolio of courses will help you make a real impact. We are looking for students who have drive, energy and ambition and want to make a positive impact to society today, tomorrow and in the future.

Welcome to the School of Law and Social Sciences

The School of Law and Social Sciences encompasses law, criminology and criminal psychology, policing and social sciences.

Get straight to the heart of the questions that matter. Our courses spark debate, ignite your curiosity and challenge you to think differently about criminal behaviour, social justice and political power. You’ll develop high-level professional skills from day one – ready for a future where you can influence the decisions that affect us all.

Join our vibrant learning community at One Friar Gate Square and be inspired by lecturers who are passionate about their subjects and active in their research field. We set the bar high, with teaching underpinned by rigorous professional standards and a strong sense of citizenship – giving you the skills and expertise needed in our world today.

Global perspectives are an integral part of all our courses in the School of Law and Social Sciences. Recognising the importance of how other countries approach legal, justice and social issues, we offer each student the opportunity to go on international study  trips which are included in course fees.

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