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 investigating scenes of crime. You could be a business leader, or a policy maker, proposing solutions to everyday problems. Or a journalist, reporting on the problems caused by others. Consider being anything you want to with the skills you acquire through a qualification from the Law, Policing & Investigation team at Teesside.
Just think.

Our subject group includes a range of related disciplines that sometimes overlap and complement each other.


Whether you want an undergraduate qualifying law degree or are looking to further your academic knowledge at postgraduate level our dedicated law team has something for you.

Teesside Law Clinic

Teesside Law Clinic offers free legal advice, guidance and representation to the public. Students work closely with legal practitioners, and develop their academic and professional skills. The Clinic is a great way for students to enhance their experience and improve their career prospects, through hands on experience of legal cases, learning from legal practitioners, and possible placements and training opportunities in local law firms.
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Policing is a new and exciting academic discipline. Ideas about how to police and who should be policed are constantly evolving. With links to police forces both within the UK and internationally, and working with vocationally experienced lecturing staff, we have short courses and degree courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level to suit your needs.


Our investigation courses use a multi-disciplinary approach. You study law, psychology, crime scene and investigation methods. Exploring these areas allows you to develop your own interests and open up a world of career opportunities for you.

Developing skills

Our courses provide you with a thorough grounding in important skills like analysis, problem solving, and written and oral communication. You explore key concepts and ways of reasoning. And you develop skills such as being able to research and present information through individual and group tasks.

Superb facilities

Our state-of-the-art facilities offer a first-class learning environment. We have a replica courtroom, a police station, the largest crime scene house in a UK university as well as a digital evidence lab.

Student support

Our academic staff support you through a rota system - you will be able to get the support you need quickly. We know that balancing studying at University with your other commitments can often seem like a daunting prospect, and we are here to support you.


You are taught by staff at the forefront of research at both national and international levels in areas such as youth crime, the rights of the child, criminal defences, international law and commerce, criminal justice and investigation. Our staff have a wide range of publications, including journal articles, books and practitioner texts.
Our law, policing & investigation research