Postgraduate study

Law, Policing & Investigation

We have an established track-record of delivering high-quality Law, Policing & Investigation education. Our postgraduate courses are underpinned by research at a national and international level and we are committed to providing the best possible experience for our students.

Teesside Law Clinic

Teesside University is committed to ensuring our students graduate with the best possible skills for employment in the legal profession. Through Teesside Law Clinic we work in partnership with lawyers, charities and voluntary organisations to provide our students with real opportunities and practical skills in law.

More about Law, Policing & Investigation

Benefit from our excellent facilities including a mock courtroom, replica police station with a custody office, front desk and interview rooms, and crime scene facilities, which include a crime scene house laboratory and vehicle examination facility.


  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma No Yes View course
Criminal Investigation MSc Yes Yes View course
LLM Master of Laws Yes Yes View course
LLM (Applied) Master of Laws Yes No View course

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Quality teaching

A number of the teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy and have worked in the legal or policing professions.

First-class facilities

Law is based in Clarendon with its
specialist teaching facilities, an open-access
computing laboratory and a student centre. We have
a working law clinic and our own courtroom which is
an exact replica of one of the courtrooms at Teesside
Combined Court, and can be set up to simulate
Family, Crown or Magistrates’ Court hearings. Our
replica police station includes an interview room,
examination room, custody office and front desk.


Our staff are at the forefront of legal and criminal justice research nationally and internationally and have delivered papers at a variety of conferences. Research interests include criminal defences, the mental element in crime, criminal justice, international organised crime, volunteers within policing, police education and training and comparative criminal justice. Staff members have also been invited to advise the Law Commission on current criminal law reform proposals.