Postgraduate study

Law, Policing & Investigation

Just think... you could be a lawyer, arguing your case in court or supporting your client through a maze of legislation. You could be a police officer, providing stability and safety in your community. You could be a specialist investigating the scene of a crime, analysing intelligence or fingerprints. You could be a business leader, a policymaker, proposing solutions to everyday problems, or a journalist, reporting on the issues that affect us all every day. Consider being anything you want to be with the skills you acquire through a qualification from our team at Teesside.

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.


  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 (Criminal Law) Master of Laws Yes Yes View course
LLM (International Law) Master of Laws Yes Yes View course
LLM (Medical Law) Master of Laws Yes Yes View course

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* Subject to University approval

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

The LLB (Hons) Law, LLB (Hons) Law with Business Management, BSc (Hons) Policing and BSc (Hons) Crime and Investigation are based at Teesside University's Middlesbrough campus, which is equipped with excellent facilities, including a courtroom that has all the features of a modern court and replicates those used at Teesside Combined Court. All law, policing and investigation students are given the opportunity to gain practical experience in this outstanding setting during their time on our programmes.

Teesside Law Clinic is an option module for those on the final year of the LLB (Hons) programme. It offers the opportunity for you to gain invaluable first-hand experience of real cases, network with local law firms and acquire a broad range of highly regarded employability skills. This student-led service to the local community specialises in areas such as employment law, housing and debt recovery. It has attracted national recognition during its first few years of operation and in 2017 won both the Northern Law Awards’ Pro Bono/Community Initiative and the LawWorks & Attorney General's Student Pro Bono Awards 2017, for best contribution by a team of students.

Our Middlesbrough campus is also home to a replica police station, which includes a custody office, front desk and interview rooms, and crime scene facilities, which include a crime scene house laboratory and vehicle examination facility.


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.