"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.
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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Our academics and students are always at the forefront of their research.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 60% of our research 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.
Taking a Masters in Maritime Law at Swansea University is helping me become a global graduate, ready for a role in the international legal market.
The modules I take are rich and stimulating and the devotion of excellent tutors has had a real impact on my grades.
Home is a place where you find warmth, joy, laughter, comfort. A place where you can express yourself, learn and become a better person. I have found all these and more in Swansea.”
Swansea University was voted the top university in Wales in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 league table – and has also won the inaugural Welsh University of the Year title.
Swansea’s top ranking reflects the University’s ambitious campus development programme, with a £60m upgrade of the Singleton Park Campus less than a year after opening the spectacular new Bay Campus last September.