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Research at NLS

Research is central to the School’s overall mission that enables our work to have an impact upon lives and society locally, nationally and globally. We enjoy a vibrant, inclusive and sustainable research environment, underpinned by a strong research infrastructure.

NLS believes in the symbiotic relationship between excellent academic research on the one hand, and professional practice and legal pedagogy on the other. Our research community produces highly innovative and impactful world-leading research, engaging with cross-disciplinary and cross-cutting developments relating to some of the most significant global challenges, including the rights, safety and security of vulnerable groups, the accountability of public and private sector bodies, and the financial and environmental sustainability of the public, private and third sectors.

Research Degrees

Our research degrees will enhance your employability whilst providing a stimulating and supportive learning environment for you to thrive as a researcher.

We offer opportunities for PhD and Professional Doctorates, and a researcher support programme that prioritises your professional development.

Come and be a part of our world-leading research.

Re:search Re:imagined

To us, research is about more than writing papers and proposing new ideas. By daring to think differently, we’re disrupting the research landscape and finding the answers to the questions that really matter. From ethics, innovation and entrepreneurship to behavioural science, we’re inspiring the brightest minds to rise up and find solutions to some of the most significant global challenges facing society.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. The overall quality of each Unit of Assessment NTU submitted to REF in 2021 also saw an improvement from the previous REF in 2014.

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