Brunel Law School has a long-established reputation as a research-active law school. Our research covers a wide range of subjects, including human rights, public law, commercial law and international commercial law, criminal law and criminal justice, and private law, and includes doctrinal, theoretical, socio-legal and empirical, comparative and historical research: see research areas.
In the last RAE in 2008, 50% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, and all of our academic staff were included in the submission. In the 1996 RAE we were rated 4A, and in the 2001 RAE 5A.
The School and its research centres and research groups hold regular research seminars, workshops and conferences: see research events.
The School has a large body of research students from many countries around the world, and welcomes applications to do a PhD, MPhil or LLM by research: see postgraduate research.
Speed camera success based upon rigorous research
Positive research into the introduction of speed cameras has contributed to saving an estimated 6,000 people from death or injury on the UK’s roads since 2008. A 1993/7 study, commissioned by the Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) and conducted by Brunel’s Department of Law, surveyed 7,000 drivers on camera interventions and their impact. It showed positive support for cameras and a general reduction in speed due to... read more