School of Law
The School offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Law, Criminology, Sociology, Politics, Development, Environmental Governance and International Relations. It has a thriving cohort of doctoral students, including a significant number who work on issues connected with human rights law, international criminal law, criminology, migration and social policy.
The teaching, research and advocacy strengths of the school are reflected in its departments: Criminology and Sociology, Law, The Social Policy Research Centre, the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, and the Doctoral Institute. These provide an optimal basis for high quality applied teaching research and public engagement.
Over 1700 students, including doctoral students, study within the School. Our staff have international reputations and an impressive research output, and the thriving intellectual environment within the School and its overseas links facilitates contributions to issues of social justice in many parts of the world.
Researchers at the School have attracted grants from organisations including the European Union, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the British Council, The Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts & Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and the Open Society Institute. The UK Higher Education Research Yearbook 2012 placed the University 34th among all UK universities for research grant and contract income in social and related sciences, ahead of some Russell Group and numerous pre-1992 institutions. The same publication ranks us 32nd for European and 40th for Research Councils UK funding for social and related sciences.
With our London location, close to the centre of policy and practice in key national, European and international issues, the diversity and excellence of our academic staff, and investment in enhancing academic leadership, the School is building on its existing strong reputation as an internationally competitive, broad based law school.
Professor Joshua Castellino is Dean of the School of Law.