The School of Law and Social Sciences brings together a range of disciplines which engage directly with the world beyond the university. Our researchers represent a group of subjects which explore and shape contemporary life in its widest possible definition. We think critically about diverse peoples and cultures, and consider the ways that words give meaning to lived reality. We also work through a variety of channels to make change happen, especially through the development of policy.
Our research has received international recognition for its excellence, significance and innovation. We are committed to engaging purposefully with partners and stakeholders in the UK and further afield in order to create positive change in people’s lives. Our particular areas of expertise include:
- systems of criminal justice
- gendered practices in professional and family life
- constitutional change
- fundamental rights and equality
- global trade policy
- impacts of climate change
- wildlife and conservation.