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Justice The School of Law has a growing postgraduate community with an emphasis on engaging with current intellectual debates and the development of skills to enhance employability.

The School currently offers two taught Masters programmes, the MA Consumption, Culture and Marketing, which is run in conjunction with the School of Management and the MSc Forensic Psychology, which is run in conjunction with the Department of Psychology.

Law, Criminology and Sociology has an excellent reputation for high quality research, and this expertise provides the basis for rigorous doctoral supervision. Our staff have particular expertise in risk studies, violence, victimisation, race and ethnicity, gender, the family, health and illness, health care professions, the sociology of consumption and pharmaceuticals. The Department is also home to the internationally-regarded Medical Sociology doctoral programme. This programme has a world-class reputation stretching back over forty years, with many of its past doctoral students now in leading academic and research positions around the world.

MA Consumption, Culture and Marketing

The MA Consumption, Culture and Marketing programme is delivered jointly with the School of Management and draws together content and teaching from the subject areas of marketing and sociology. This programme explores claims that our contemporary world can be best understood as a consumer society and a brand culture and explores how marketing and consumerism increasingly define our experiences, social relationships and civic infrastructure. Further information can be found by here 

MSc Forensic Psychology

The MSc Forensic Psychology programme is delivered jointly with the Department of Psychology and aims to enhance your critical understanding of psychological theories and evidence relevant to the legal and criminal justice context, as well as to build a conceptual foundation of knowledge and core skills for training as a forensic psychologist. Further information can be found here.  


There are two types of research degree for which students may register within the Department:

A PhD is awarded to students who produce a substantial piece of original research in the form of a thesis of up to 100,000 words. Candidates for PhD are normally registered for 3 years full-time, with submission within not more than 4 years, or 4 to 7 years part-time. Students must remain registered and paying an appropriate fee until submission.

An MPhil is awarded for original research and submission of a thesis of up to 55,000 words. Candidates must normally be registered for 2 years (full-time) or 4 years (part-time).

Research students are normally registered for the MPhil degree initially. For those who wish to, and who achieve satisfactory progress, this can be upgraded to PhD registration.

More information about the course and how to apply can be found here






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