School of Law and Social Sciences fieldtrips

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


Courses: Law

A two day trip where students visit the Law Society of Ireland. Of course a trip to the famous Guinness factory and Temple Bar are factored into the itinerary too!

Students receiving a talk on a visit to the Law Society

The Hague

Courses: Criminology and Criminal Psychology, Policing, Law

During a three day trip, students visited a local prison, police academy, attended a lecture at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and visited the European Court of Human Rights as well as the international criminal court.

Students in The Hague University of Applied Sciences


Courses: Social Sciences

Students went to Berlin where they visited Berlin wall, a concentration camp and the parliamentary facilities. The aim of the trip is to really explore the social dynamics of a city and region that has such a colourful and extensive history.

A photo taken by a student exploring Berlin
A look at the University of Derby Sociology research fieldtrip to Berlin


Courses: Social Sciences

Students went to Geneva in November for a week full of UN activities. Visiting the United Nations Office, UNICEF headquarters and World Trade Organisation, it was an opportunity to experience how global institutions function. 

Students in the United Nations Office
A look at some of the research fieldtrips available to University of Derby International Relations students

United States

Courses: Criminology and Criminal Psychology

A highlight for our Criminology courses is the opportunity to visit America in the second year of study to explore how the American justice system operates.

Students on a visit to Miami Police Department

Going to the USA as part of your studies is an experience you shouldn't miss! I've always had an interest in gang crime and being in LA was an incredible opportunity to understand more about American gangs first hand.

Amelia Bradley
Criminology graduate
Police officer talking to group of students

Final year Criminology student Danielle Poulter details her experience in Miami

Find out what our students got up to when they went on a fieldtrip to the USA to experience how the American Justice System differs to the UK Criminal Justice System

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Criminology research fieldtrip