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Undergraduate study

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 a specialist investigating the scene of a crime, analysing intelligence or fingerprints. You could be a business leader, a policymaker, proposing solutions to everyday problems, or a journalist, reporting on the issues that affect us all every day. Consider being anything you want to be with the skills you acquire through a qualification from our team at Teesside.

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.


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.

Developing skills

Working with our experienced team while studying our innovative course will provide you with the skills you need to succeed in future employment or further study. You will acquire the ability to analyse a range of data, solve problems, as well as developing valued written and oral communication skills. You will also develop ways of reasoning that can be applied to your substantive subject area and that are equally transferable to careers across a range of professions. Our innovative assessment methods also equip you with vital research and presentation skills, gained through both individual and group tasks.

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

Excellent prospects

We are fully appraised of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) proposal for changes to legal education and training and mindful of the forthcoming introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). These developments will be accommodated in appropriate changes made to the courses going forward. For further information on these changes students should consult the SRA website available at

As a graduate of our LLB (Hons) programmes you gain the necessary exemptions from the academic stage of training. If you graduate from the BSc (Hons) Policing or BSc (Hons) Crime and Investigation programmes you will be well-equipped for a career within the Criminal Justice sector.

While many of our graduates choose to continue their studies through a range of professional courses or opportunities for further academic research, many others have successfully secured employment in fields such as policing, criminal justice agencies, uniformed services, teaching, management, the media, retail and related organisations and pressure groups.


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.