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School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law research

Social Sciences, Humanities & Law is a rich research environment committed to generating a deeper understanding of the social world in which we live. Our academic staff are engaged in high quality publicly engaged research that underpins all our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The School is truly multi-disciplinary, with researchers working across criminology, education, English studies, creative writing, history, law, social work and social policy, sociology and psychology.

Our research is funded by quality research organisations including the European Commission, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Big Lottery.

The Departments of Criminology, Law and Policing and Humanities are partners in prestigious Research Council UK funded consortia that recruit postgraduate research students in collaboration with a number of other UK Universities, including the UA Doctoral Training Alliance, ESRC NiNE, AHRC Heritage Consortium and Northern Bridge. Our collaborative relationships with industry partners is at the heart of our research ambition to have a deeper understanding of the social world we live in and to contribute to the economic, social and cultural success of all our collaborators.

We are committed to sustaining our record of research excellence, in REF 2014 87% of research submitted to Unit of Assessment 22 (Social Work and Social Policy) for REF 2014 was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading with 100% (Social Work and Social Policy and History) judged to be at least internationally excellent for impact.


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Young people wanted to help improve Middlesbrough estates

Housing company Thirteen is working with Teesside University on a project to encourage people aged 16 to 24 to research a range of issues in the areas they live.

24 Feb 2020 Research

From left - Chris Smith, Executive Director of Service Delivery and Development at Thirteen Group; Professor Natasha Vall, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law; and, James Beighton, Executive Director of Tees Valley Arts.. Link to From left - Chris Smith, Executive Director of Service Delivery and Development at Thirteen Group; Professor Natasha Vall, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law; and, James Beighton, Executive Director of Tees Valley Arts..

Research to help residents shape the future of their communities

An innovative project being led by social policy researchers at Teesside University has secured funding from UK Research and Innovation to work with disadvantaged communities across the Tees Valley looking at ways to harness research to improve economic and social wellbeing in their neighbourhoods.

5 Feb 2020 Research