College bursaries and fees

LPC annual tuition fees: 2016-17 are:

£10,600 Home and EU

£12,450 International 

Full-time Stage 1 only

£6,900 - Home/EU

£7,900 - International

Full-time Stage 2 only

£3,700 - Home/EU

£4,550 - International

The College of Law and Criminology offers a range of bursaries for full-time applicants meeting certain eligibility criteria.



Full-time Stage 1 and 2 SU/SM alumni and legal employees within Wales


Full-time Stage 1 and 2 UoW alumni (other than SU/SM)


Full time Stage 1 and 2 SU GDL alumni


Part-time Stage 1 and 2 all categories

£5,300 per year of study - Home and EU

£6,225 per year of study - International

Bursary of £950 applies in the second year to Swansea students

LLM module

There is an additional cost of £1,750 for UK/EU students and £4,200 for International students.

International students who are Swansea alumni receive a College Bursary equivalent to home and EU students but applied against the International student headline fee.

Apply here for the Law Society Diversity Access Scheme, which offers financial assistance for the Legal Practice Course.

  • Applicants who are eligible for a College Bursary are not eligible to hold other Swansea University awards.

Part-time course bursaries

  • Applicants who are eligible for a College Bursary are not eligible to hold other Swansea University awards. Applicants should give careful consideration as to which is more advantageous.

Upgrade to an LLM

Students who enrol on the Legal Practice Course have the option (subject to payment of a small additional fee) of upgrading their LPC to an LLM in Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting. The fee for the independent learning module in advanced drafting has been set at £1,750 for UK/EU students and £4,200 for International students

Paying in instalments

LPC Fees can be paid in instalments as follows:

  • 25% at enrolment
  • 25% 27th November
  • 25% 29th January
  • 25% 15th April

Other expenses

Course fees include course manuals, tailored teaching materials prepared by professional tutors, access to our IT resource room and other IT resources, and all examination fees including  the SRA registration fee of £120 which is payable in respect of each student registered on an LPC.

Other institutions may require you to pay your SRA fee and examination fees in addition to your course fee.

The SRA will charge a separate fee (£80) for student membership. It is extremely important that you become a student member as soon as possible. Without student membership you cannot enrol on an LPC and given the high volume of applications you are strongly advised not to delay your application.

Please contact us for details of the fees for overseas students.

Alumni bursaries

Swansea University offers a limited number of bursaries covering the standard UK/EU postgraduate tuition fee for new Taught Master's, LPC and GDL students who have previously completed an undergraduate programme at Swansea University. Further information is available here.