School of Law and Social Sciences

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

Get straight to the heart of the questions that matter. Our courses challenge you to think differently about criminal behaviour, social justice and political power. Whether you’re interested in law, policing or criminal psychology, international diplomacy or social research, you’ll develop high-level professional skills from day one – ready for a future where you can influence the decisions that affect us all.

Our courses ignite curiosity and spark debate. They bring together innovative thinking and professional practice in law, criminology, policing, social and political sciences to equip you for a career that makes a difference.

Join our vibrant learning community at One Friar Gate Square and be inspired by lecturers who are passionate about their subjects and influential in their research. Ours is among the largest academic teams with policing and criminal justice experience in any UK university. Your studies will be enriched by employer partnerships, work-related projects and international learning opportunities.

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.

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Derby Law School

Derby Law School is home to outstanding teaching, advanced facilities, high graduate employment rate and amazing networking opportunities.

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