The School of Law is firmly established as a centre of national and international excellence in legal study and research. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (REF 2014) we were ranked ninth in England, based on 86 per cent of our research activity classed as world-leading (4* the highest score possible) or internationally excellent (3*). The independent assessment of research quality takes into account the quality of research outputs, research environment and research impact.
As a department within the School of Law, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) is home to researchers in a broad range of commercial law subjects, including our research institutes:
- Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
- Banking and Finance Law
- Energy and Natural Resources Law
- Global Law, Economics and Finance
- Information Technology, Media and Communications Law
- Insurance Law
- Intellectual Property
- International Commercial Law
- Regulation and Ethics
- Tax Law
The diversity of choice for postgraduate research and the range of expertise on which they can draw provide one of the richest and most extensive programmes for PhD research degrees in law in the country.