"Welcome to Swansea University's College of Law and Criminology. There is a golden opportunity for the College to play a significant role in a national and global context. We are facing key decisions in the legal world. These include the reshaping of the legal sector nationally and globally, the specific demands of Wales' evolving law-making jurisdiction and the impact of digital communications on legal services.”
Elwen Evans is one of the UK’s leading lawyers. She led the prosecution in the April Jones murder case and the defence in the Gleision disaster trial. Before taking up her post here, Professor Evans QC was head of a well-regarded barrister chambers. She continues to sit as a Recorder.
97% of our students indicated that they are very satisfied with our master courses in the most recent Postgraduate Taught Student Survey (PTES) 2015.
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Law professor Stuart Macdonald will advance his pioneering research in the US next year thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship.
Cyberterrorism expert Professor Macdonald will spend three months at the University of California, Santa Barbara, pursuing research entitled “Violent extremism online: Examining the narratives, their influence and our responses”.
He is pictured (left) with the two other Swansea Fulbright grantees, Professor David Lamb and Professor Tudur Hallam.
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Academic members of the College of Law and Criminology are considered, as ever, at the forefront of their research.
In the Research Excellence Framework exercise of 2014, 60% of research conducted within the College was rated to be world-leading or of international excellence, with 95% recognised as demonstrating an international standard.
Find out more about our researchers and the work they do on our research page.
The College offers a wide range of LLB Programmes and also the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). All our modules are taught by highly experienced and research-active professors and lecturers. The College of Law and Criminology at Swansea University has achieved the top position for law in England and Wales in the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) with 98% of students on the Swansea LLB are satisfied with the course.
The College offers specialised LLM degrees in the realm of commercial, maritime, trade and oil and gas law. All the programmes have been developed with the view of providing students with a sound and relevant body of information and understanding, thereby providing an effective springboard to a future career in legal practice or some other profession, or in education, industry, commerce, finance, shipping, international trade, insurance or arbitration.
In 2015, 100% of graduating students were satisfied with the programme, according to the National Student Survey.
A year later our Criminal Justice and Criminology programme was the UK's No 1 criminology degree provider in The Guardian league table.
Our programmes are taught by highly experienced, research-active professors and lecturers ensuring the department provides student-centred learning.
We specialise in applying criminological knowledge to the workings of the criminal Justice system and this is reflected in our wide range of specialist modules.