Our graduates help shape the landscape in the legal and criminal justice systems and far beyond. Join our inspiring academic community and start defining your own brighter future, too.
Laying a firm foundation from the latest academic theory is just the start. On one of our law, crime and social sciences postgraduate courses, you’ll be supported to apply your learning to live situations as you get to engage with qualified lawyers, research-active academics and other experts in their fields.
From Policing, Criminology and Forensic Science, to Sociology, International Law and Legal Practice, each full or flexible part-time course is designed to sharpen your critical thinking, build your confidence and expose you to real world issues.
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Advance your career in the police service. Explore the key challenges facing police in today’s rapidly changing world, and develop enhanced critical and research skills to help tackle them.
Examine real-life case studies to piece together the inner workings of serious crime, and the methods used to police it. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed for many careers in criminal justice, such as the Police, youth justice, the Home Office or border agencies.
Our PhD research programmes will allow you to explore your own interests in criminology, supported by the expertise of our staff.
Learn how to identify new and existing cyber threats and determine methods and processes to minimise attacks. Gain skills in a real-life business context, by cracking passwords and wireless networks and testing web applications for vulnerabilities and security breaches.
Master the legal and policy issues raised by the Digital Economy. Develop cutting-edge strategic business skills and as well as advanced legal knowledge to become a strategic digital business leader or legal practitioner.
Pursue your research studies with a pioneering group in analysis-based research and make a valuable contribution to scientific understanding and techniques in the forensics field. PhD candidates are encouraged to take an active role in the department's research community in areas of crime scene and evidence, forensic analysis and genetics.
Expand your knowledge in all areas of forensic science, from gathering evidence at the crime scene itself, right through to the courtroom. Develop your skills and knowledge on our accredited course, as you collect and analyse evidence, equipping you to become a confident and effective practitioner.
Master the theory and practice of international business law. Further your knowledge of the latest legal issues, and develop advanced analytic and research skills for work in international law firms or other high-level international careers.
Master the theory and practice of international commercial law. Further your knowledge of the principles of international contracts relating to commercial activities, and develop advanced analytic and research skills for work in international legal practice or other high-level international careers.
Master the theory and practice of international law, both private and public. Develop advanced analytic and research skills for professional practice and other high-level international careers.