About the School of Social Sciences, Business & Law

Excellence in teaching and research

The School of Social Sciences, Business & Law provides excellence in teaching and research in a diverse range of areas including business, criminology, education, law, policing and investigation, psychology, sociology and sport and exercise.

Our Dean - Professor Paul Crawshaw
Our Dean - Professor Paul Crawshaw

Professor Paul Crawshaw is an internationally recognised medical sociologist with particular interests in public health, risk and health governance. He is also Director of SoFI, the Social Futures Institute, and has overall responsibility for School submissions to the Reseacrh Excellence Framework (REF).
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Our courses are underpinned by:

  • contemporary research and professional practice
  • a commitment to developing employability skills and employment prospects
  • a personalised learning experience
  • high quality support and feedback.

Workforce development

In addition to our traditional portfolio of programmes the School has a strong record in workforce development. For example in the area of policing we work a number of police forces in the UK as well as across the globe.

English language

The School hosts the English language unit, which provides pre-sessional and in-sessional English for international students.


The School has an international reputation in research in a number of areas. More about our research .