Research is central to life at the College

Research is central to life at the College of Law and Criminology. We make up an active and forthright academic community of law teachers, legal scholars and students exemplifying all sides of the academic tradition from commercial law to criminology, Welsh legal issues, consitutional law and legal philosophy.

In the Research Excellence Framework survey of 2014, 60% of research conducted in the college was rated world-leading or of international excellence, and 95% was recognised to have achieved an international standard. This put it top of all Welsh law schools in the Times Higher Education Supplement's research intensity league tablesIt also put it above five Russell Group law schools, including Queen Mary, Exeter and Southampton.

Since it was founded in 1994, the College has regarded research as an integral part of its service to the legal community, Wales and society as a whole. In recent years its progress has accelerated rapidly through the efforts of talented and energetic researchers.

Students can see the results at first hand through their many books, publications in academic journals, international conferencesresearch seminars and other events.

The college promotes research through four centres:

Hywel Dda Institute

Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law

Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Centre for Global Legal Priorities