Our school is one of the leading law schools in the United Kingdom, with over 80% of our research rated as internationally excellent or world leading, we are also ranked 11th in REF 2014 for research intensity (Times Higher Education REF 2014: Subject Ranking on Intensity).
Our research addresses doctrinal, theoretical and interdisciplinary research themes, and is focused in four research centres: Centre for International Law and Human Rights; Centre for Law and Society; Centre for Crime, Law and Justice; and Centre for Child and Family Justice Research.
We have a thriving postgraduate portfolio, which is characterised by its multidisciplinary approach to the study of law and of criminology. Our students explore law and criminology in the light of current developments, in a learning environment where postgraduates and academics can work in an informal atmosphere conducive to open debate. Our staff bring their research to the classroom environment, ensuring that our curriculum is regularly refreshed and current.