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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  
Crime and Investigation BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
International Foundation Year (Social Sciences and Law) Yes No View course
Law LLB (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Law with Business Management LLB (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Law with Policing LLB (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice LLB (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Police Studies (Top-up) BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Policing BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Professional Policing* BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Public Services FdA Yes No View course

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Degree types explained

* 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.

Developing skills

Study on our programmes provides a comprehensive package of essential employability skills such being able to analyse a range of data, solve problems and develop valued written and oral communication skills. You acquire ways of reasoning that can be applied to your substantive subject area and that are equally transferable to careers across a range of professions. Our innovative assessment methods also equip you with vital research and presentation skills, gained through both individual and group tasks.

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.

Excellent prospects

As a graduate of our LLB (Hons) programmes you gain the necessary exemptions from the academic stage of training. If you graduate from the BSc (Hons) Policing or BSc (Hons) Crime and Investigation programmes you have the opportunity to complete the College of Policing approved Certificate in Knowledge of Policing, enhancing your employability within today’s police service.

While many of our graduates choose to continue their studies through a range of professional courses or opportunities for further academic research, many others have successfully secured employment in fields such as policing, criminal justice agencies, uniformed services, teaching, management, the media, retail and related organisations and pressure groups.


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.