Research Centres and Institutes

The School's research is organised around three centres.

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Our three centres stimulate research by providing a forum within which ideas can be disseminated and discussed and new projects developed. These clusters play a central role in the School's research culture and strategy.

Centre for Criminological Research (CCR) 

The Centre for Criminological Research is the focal point for criminology and criminal justice at the University of Sheffield, one of Britain's main research-led universities.

Sheffield Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL)

The Sheffield Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL) includes members committed to research on law and the economy, including markets and their limitations. We take a pluralistic and interdisciplinary approach, informed by both the social sciences and the humanities, and engage with a variety of perspectives, including doctrinal, socio-legal and empirical, law and economics, critical, philosophical, historical and comparative.

Sheffield Centre for International and European Law (SCIEL)

In an increasingly globalised world, law and legal issues often have a dimension that is not confined by national boundaries. Research in the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law focuses on the global and European aspects of legal issues, and more broadly draws on the School’s strengths in many forms of International, European and Comparative Law to consider the wider implications of current problems.

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.