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Subject areas and related research programmes for 2014 entry


Academic staff: 58
Research postgraduates: 80
Research Assessment Exercise ratings: Criminology 5A/Law 5A

Manchester's Law School is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country and has a major international reputation. Since its inception it has been at the forefront of legal and public policy formation and development and many of its graduates and staff have played central roles in public life.

The School offers wide-ranging expertise across all areas of legal studies, socio-legal studies, criminology and medical ethics. It incorporates the Centre for Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies,   whose academic staff are international experts in their field and hold a number of prestigious grants and awards. Criminology at Manchester was awarded a 5 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise and the School  is an ESRC recognised outlet for PhD training.

Students pursuing advanced degrees in the Centre will join a lively interdisciplinary group of scholars and an active postgraduate student community.


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