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 students the opportunity to go on an international study trip. Take a look at where students have visited in the past.


Courses: Law

In 2019, all our LLB (Hons) Law students went on a two-day trip to Dublin where they visited 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: CriminologyPolicing, 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 (2019).


Courses: Social Sciences

Students went to Geneva in November 2018 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
International Relations students fieldtrip to Geneva in November 2018.

United States

Courses: Criminology

In previous years, our Criminology students had the opportunity to visit America to explore how the American justice system operates. Over a period of three-weeks, students were able to visit San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami. 

Students on a visit to Miami Police Department

Going to the USA as part of my studies was an amazing experience! 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
Criminology research fieldtrip