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We provide the opportunity to study law, criminology and policing in a dynamic, relevant and professionally-informed manner, and in an engaging and supportive environment. Our teaching and student learning is informed by our cutting-edge, internationally recognised legal and criminological research.

Members of the School are at the forefront of teaching, research and publication in law, criminology, human rights and social justice. Students also have access to a comprehensive collection of legal and criminology study materials in both online and printed form, to enable you to pursue well-planned and well-delivered modules.

We are confident that whatever your chosen pathway or programme, you’ll find studying in the School of Law, Criminology and Policing a challenging, stimulating and rewarding experience.


The £6 million Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the School of Law, Criminology and Policing.

The school is located on the first floor of the three-storey building that includes a lecture theatre with capacity for 257 people (251 seats and six wheelchair spaces), seminar and tutorial rooms, and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning.

Elsewhere on campus, there is a mooting room (a mock courtroom) where Policing and Law students can train and practice their advocacy skills and cross-examination techniques, as well as preparing for giving evidence in court.

A dedicated Police Training and Simulation Facility (Crime House), part of which is to be furbished as a police station, will be used to simulate a wide range of crime scenes. This will enable Policing and Law students to work together in areas such as gathering and analysing evidence, including forensic evidence at crime scenes, as well as practicing interview techniques used by the police through role play, while also ensuring that the rights of suspects are upheld.

The School’s Pro Bono Law Clinic provides opportunities for Law undergraduates to offer legal advice, free of charge, to other students in the University and members of the local community. The students providing legal advice are supervised by professionally qualified members of the lecturing staff and there is input from experienced legal practitioners based in the region. The key aims of the Pro Bono Law Clinic are to enable students to gain experience of giving practical legal advice and also to provide a no cost advisory legal service to the student community.

The School organises mooting workshops which enhance our students’ mooting and advocacy skills. A moot is an oral presentation of a legal issue or problem against an opposing team and before a panel of judges. It is perhaps the closest experience that you will have whilst at university to appearing in court.

You will be given the opportunity to join the School’s Mooting Society and enter the internal mooting competitions. The final of the competition is judged by members of the legal profession, with all the finalists representing Edge Hill University in the external mooting competitions.

Careers and employability

Careers support and guidance to our students

The School of Law and Criminology attaches particular importance to raising the awareness of all students in relation to the career opportunities open to them upon graduation and making sure that they are in a position to pursue those opportunities.

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Things you need to know


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Law: international women’s day 2022

As part of the University’s International Women’s Day celebrations, first-year law student Megan Gough invited three successful women in law to deliver a Q&A panel event at Edge Hill.

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Edge Hill University Law Society launch new strategy

Current Law Society President Lara Webber explains more about the unique opportunities with the Law Society and why students should get involved.

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Adriaan Vlok: the case for accepting the late South African politician’s apology for apartheid

The recent death of Adriaan Vlok, the prominent South African apartheid-era law and order minister, brought the issue of political apologies for past wrongs back into the public arena.

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Nurses striking over pay and working conditions. Steven Daniels explores how union rights in the UK have been destroyed by Conservative governments.

How consecutive Conservative governments destroyed union rights – a timeline of the UK’s anti-strike laws since the 1970s

In a new article for The Conversation, Dr Steven Daniels explores how union rights in the UK have been watered down by Conservative governments.

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Report by Edge Hill University students highlights lack of trust in police

Students from Edge Hill University have provided evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on policing priorities at a time when public confidence in the police is low.

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Nurses striking over pay and working conditions. Steven Daniels explores how union rights in the UK have been destroyed by Conservative governments.

Rishi Sunak’s new law could force workers to break strikes

In a new article for The Conversation, Senior Lecturer in Law & Politics Dr Steve Daniels examines the governments new minimum service law for striking workers.

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Graduate Success – Law, Criminology and Policing

Throughout your time with us, opportunities for real-world experience, work placements and live research projects will set you up perfectly for a successful graduate career.

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Edge Hill University Policing Society (EHUPS)

The Edge Hill University Policing Society encourages students to make the most of their University experience by meeting people with a shared passion for policing.

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School of Law and Criminology
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP
United Kingdom

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