LLB Law and Criminology

Course Overview

All of Swansea’s LLB courses are qualifying law degrees.

These degrees will:
• provide you with a solid foundation for a career in law
• train you to apply legal concepts in a practical environment
• provide you with transferable skills, including team working, communication, presentation, problem-solving, research and analytical skills

Key Features

All of Swansea’s LLB courses are qualifying law degrees.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Year 2 (Level 5)

Year 3 (Level 6)

HE Level 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Law Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please select 60 credits from the following options.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
LA-305Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Family Law
LA-307Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Employment Law
LA-310Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Environmental Law
LA-314Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Law Project
LA-315Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Criminal Evidence
LA-316Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Competition Law
LA-324Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Children and the Law
LA-325Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20The Legal History of Wales
LA-328Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Terrorism: the legal response
LA-329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Anti-social behaviour: law, policy & practice
LA-338Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Sports Law
LA-350Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20E-Commerce Law
LA-352Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Commercial Law
LA-354Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Public International Law
LA-357Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Planning Law
LA-374Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Foundations in Legal Practice
LA-375Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Criminal Law: Procedure, Sentencing and Theory
LA-379Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Human Rights Law
LA-380Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Cybercrime
LA-385Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10International Law
LA-387Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Environmental Law
LA-388Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Human Rights Law
LA-389Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Company Law
LA-391WAcademic Year20Cymru' r Gyfraith
LA-392Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20World Trade Law
LA-393Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Legislation
AND
Criminology Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : And 60 credits from these options.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ASC303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Young Offenders and Youth Justice
ASC316Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminalisation of Sex
ASC319Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Serious Crime and Social Harm
ASC320Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Diversity, Crime & Criminal Justice
ASC321Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sexual Crimes

Description

Some students will already have a particular interest in how society understands and responds to crime. The Law and Criminology degree allows students to explore such questions fully in the course of obtaining a qualifying Law degree.

Entry Requirements

Our standard offer for our various Single honours and Joint Honours programmes is 3 A-Levels at grades ranging from AAB- BBB or equivalent. Welsh Bacc is equivalent to an A at A-Level.

How To Apply

Find out how to apply as an UK or EU student

The UCAS institution code for Swansea University is: SWAN S93

How to apply as an international student 

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2015/16 are as follows:

UK/EU International
LLB Full-time £9,000 £12,100

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to inflationary increases for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Graduate Employability

The College of Law takes a proactive approach to enhancing graduate employability.  A range of activities and skills pervade the teaching and pastoral care right from enrolment through to graduation.  Our career enhancement opportunities include guest lectures, networking events, internships and student-led projects.  Highlights from the past 12 months include talks from the Judiciary, Lawyers from both local and national firms, and Commercial Directors & IP brand managers from multinational companies; and a range of internships in legal and commercial departments of businesses and public bodies across the world.

Following a pilot ‘bootcamp’ of intensive workshops in the summer of 2012, which was supported by recruiters to help fine tune our students’ job application and interview skills, the College provides interactive CV clinics and interview workshops for all undergraduate and postgraduate students.  Working with the College Student Societies, law students have the opportunity to attend networking events and dinners with the legal profession and business world – meeting those who practice the law and those who recruit lawyers.   These activities are supported by the Swansea Employability Academy and run with the assistance of the University’s Careers & Employability Service (which offers students the opportunity to gain the Swansea Employability Award). For further information on future employability visit: LLB Employability Information

Research

Research is central to intellectual life at the College of Law. The College is a vibrant academic community of law teachers, legal scholars, social scientists, and legal philosophers. Research at the College of Law is widely recognised as attaining levels of global standing and international excellence. In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, the College of Law achieved the most dramatic improvement in research quality of any law school in the UK. 45% of our research was assessed to be world leading or to meet the criteria for international excellence and 95% was recognised to have achieved the international standard. This breadth of international level research activity was attained by only 11 of the 67 Law Schools in the RAE 2008. The Colege of Law promotes the research agendas through its University Research Centres. The resulting vibrant research environment is evidenced in publication in academic journals, in books published by academic presses, in international conferences, research seminar series, well as in the diffusion, transfer and impact of research conducted.

Facilities

The Law Library

If you become a law student at Swansea it is likely that you will spend a substantial amount of your study time in the Law Library. The Law Library is located on the East Wing of the University’s Library and Information Centre (LIC). It contains over 22,000 volumes of legal information and holds nearly 200 series of law journals and law reports in paper copy.

Student Quotes

David Turner:

"Looking back on my time at Swansea it was one of the happiest times of my life. Fantastic grounds, superb academic lectures and outstanding pastoral support, meant that if I had the chance I would do it all again."

Contact Details

Enquiries

For further details on undergraduate study please contact (UK Enquiries):

  • Dr Patrick Bishop
    (Undergraduate Admissions Tutor)
    Tel: +44 (0) 1792 513586
  • Ms Cerys Evans
    (Undergraduate Admissions Tutor)
    Tel: +44 (0) 1792 602373
  • Ms Helen Sumner
    (Undergraduate Admissions Secretary)

    Tel: +44 (0)1792 295859

You can contact either of the above at llb@swansea.ac.uk

For EU/International enquiries please click the following link :
http://www.swan.ac.uk/international/contactus/makeanenquiry/

Email: international@swansea.ac.uk
Tel: 00 44 (0) 1792 602600