The mission of the College is to engender and support research of world-leading and international quality, to provide an outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate student experience, to raise the profile of Law & Criminology within the Academy and beyond, and to act as one of the drivers of the regional knowledge economy.
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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Swansea University has been voted the Overall Best University in the UK in the main award category of the prestigious WhatUni.com Student Choice Awards 2014.
Also nominated for three other categories in the awards, Swansea University was voted second in the UK in both the Courses and Lecturers and Student Union categories, and third in the Clubs and Societies category. Read more.
Academic members of the College of Law are as ever at the forefront of their research. In the Research Excellence Framework Exercise (REF) 2014, 60% of research conducted within the College of Law was rated to be world-leading or of international excellence, and 95% recognised as demonstrating an international standard.
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.
The Department of Criminology provides a student-centred learning environment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and our programmes are taught by highly experienced and research-active professors and lecturers. The Department specialises in the application of Criminological knowledge to the workings of the Criminal Justice System and this is strongly reflected in the exciting wide range of specialist modules. The Criminal Justice and Criminology degree programme had its best ever NSS results (2015), with an overwhelming 100% of graduating students reporting satisfaction with the programme.
Employability has always been on the top of the agenda of the College of Law and Criminology, aiming at preparing our students for their professional life after graduation.