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School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law

About the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law

Excellence in teaching and research

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law provides excellence in teaching and research in a diverse range of areas including criminology, education, law, policing and investigation, psychology, social work and sociology.

A front view of the Athena building on the univeristy campus

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 and is home to the Social Futures Institute.

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