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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

The Department of Criminology, Law and Policing is based in the Clarendon Building with its specialist teaching facilities, open-access computing laboratories, and a future facing learning suite.

  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Criminal Investigation MSc Yes Yes View course
Law and Policy MSc Yes No View course
Law and Policy (Applied) MSc Yes No 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

You will learn from a long-established group of staff who are committed to your student learning experience. A significant number of the team are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy and/or have worked in professional practice.

First-class facilities

With an award-winning, pro bono law clinic; a mock courtroom which can be set up to simulate Family, Crown or Magistrates’ Court hearings; a replica police station, including an interview room, examination room, custody office and front desk; a crime scene house and vehicle lab, our facilities will provide you with opportunities to engage in a variety of real world learning experiences


Our staff are involved in research at the highest level and bring their expertise to the classroom to enrich your learning experience. Many have presented papers and published articles and texts which are highly regarded nationally and internationally in their respective fields. Research interests include criminal law defences, the mental element in crime, criminal justice, domestic violence and abuse, police studies, education and training, and terrorism. Staff have also been invited to advise the Law Commission on criminal law reform proposals.

Our Evidence-Based Practice clinic is an innovative collaboration between the University and Cleveland Police that facilitates our students being involved in research that impacts on the way the police operate.