Research at the School of Law

Research is at the heart of the Law School's mission and underpins all of the School's academic activities, including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Our legal, socio-legal and criminological research enjoys national and international renown. Through academic publishing, informing policy processes, advisory work, knowledge exchange, activities for government departments, public agencies and regional, national and international bodies, our research has local, regional, national and global impact.

Research Centres and Institutes

The School's research is organised around centres and institutes which stimulate research by providing a forum within which ideas can be disseminated and discussed and new projects developed.

PhD research

Our PhD programme is run through the prestigious ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (combining the expertise of the universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York). Our research supervisors are known internationally for their research and we pride ourselves on the support that we provide to our postgraduate research students.

Our PhD research programme

Visiting Scholars

We are happy to host visiting scholars within our research community.

Find out more about our visiting scholar programme