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Socio-Legal Studies

Socio-Legal StudiesSocio-Legal Studies has a long distinguished history in the School of Law at the University of Nottingham, which was placed in the top 10 UK Law Schools (REF 2014). The School of Law provides excellent quality research training, supervision and mentoring to students and junior faculty engaged in sociolegal research, with expertise in a number of key areas of sociolegal studies, including:

Criminal justice Human rights Development
Criminology Security Regulation
Mental health Family justice Law & social theory
Related Research Centres and Groups:
Human Rights Law Centre Public Procurement Research Group Criminal Justice Research Centre
The Treaty Centre Nottingham International Law and Security Centre The Rights Lab


With over 70 research students and 160 students on taught Masters programmes, the School of Law boasts a
vibrant postgraduate environment. A large number of graduates go on to pursue very successful careers in academic and policy research, as well as in legal practice.

Key Facts:
Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time
PhD Application: Apply for the PhD in Law
Pathway Contact: Professor Nell Munro