LLB Law and Criminology

LLB Law and Criminology

Course Overview

Study LLB Law & Criminology at Swansea University and you will gain a qualifying law degree taught by industry experts in a supportive environment, giving you an understanding of how the justice system works, combined with knowledge of crime and criminal behaviour. The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law offers you an exceptional student experience, enhanced employability, and a progressive curriculum, which equips you to understand the changing legal landscape.

Key Features

    • A qualifying Law degree combined with an understanding of crime and criminal behaviour, enabling you with the skills and knowledge needed for a career in legal and criminal justice related fields
    • Top 200 for law (QS World Ranking)
    • Criminology is ranked 3rd in the UK (Time Good University Guide 2018)
    • Overall rating for teaching in Law is 92% (National Student Survey 2017)
    • 99% of students agree that staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2017)
    • 90% of Swansea LLB graduates are in employment and/or further study. 75% of those employed held a professional or managerial job six months after the course
    • Extensive range of work placement opportunities both domestic and international, incl. Botswana, California & Dublin
    • Opportunity to undertake a year abroad at the end of year 2
    • Year 3 consists entirely of optional modules – with over 35 to choose from!
    • Experiential learning (Clinical Legal Education, Miscarriage of Justice Project)
    • The opportunity to enter annual mooting competitions
    • Learn through lectures (which are recorded), seminars and tutorials   

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
ASC100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Study Skills in Criminology
ASC111Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Criminological Imagination
LAA104Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Contract Law 1
LAA105Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10European Law 1
LAA106Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Public Law 1
LAA107Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Law of Tort 1
LAA112Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Contract Law 2
LAA113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10European Law 2
LAA114Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Public Law 2
LAA115Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Law of Tort 2

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
ASC204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Penology and Punishment
ASC212Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminological Theory: Content and Application
ASC220Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10The Criminal State: International Issues
LAA200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Criminal Law 1
LAA202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Land Law 1
LAA203Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Land Law 2
LAA204Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Equity & Trusts1
LAA208Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Criminal Law 2
LAA209Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Equity & Trusts 2

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 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 choose 60 credits from the list below. N.B. It is not a requirement for you to complete either LAA339 Dissertation or LAA340 Work Placement Research Project. However, if you wish to apply for either modules above or LAA364/365 Miscarriage of Justice Project, please follow the instruction on MyLaw in the module selections folder. Until your application has been approved you must select 60 credits from below. Please ensure that credits are balanced across both semesters.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
LAA301Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Family Law: Parents & Children
LAA302Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Family Law: Adult Relationships
LAA303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Commercial Sales
LAA304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20World Trade LawIf you select this module you cannot take LAA305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cyfraith HywelIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Procedure and Sentencing
LAA310Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Environmental Law 1 - Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA312Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Nature Conservation Law
LAA314Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Employment Law: Rights and Obligations
LAA315Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Employment Law: Enforcing RightsYou can only choose this module if you study LAA314 in TB1.
LAA318Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of Agreements
LAA319Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of DominanceYou can only choose this module if you study LAA318 in TB1.
LAA320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Terrorism: The Legal Response
LAA321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminal Evidence
LAA322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Research with childrenIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA323Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Evidence Law and Psychology
LAA324Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Human Rights Law
LAA326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Foundations in Legal PracticeIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA327Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media Law
LAA328Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cybercrime
LAA329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Human Rights & Social Justice
LAA330Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medical Law
LAA332Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Human Rights of ChildrenIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349,
LAA333Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20International Law - Principles and ProceduresIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20JurisprudenceIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA336Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Company Law: Incorporation, Constitution and Control
LAA337Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Company Law: Governance, Rights and LiquidationYou can only choose this module if you have studied LAA336.
LAA341Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sports Law and Liability
LAA342Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Legal Issues in Sport
LAA343Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Legislation
LAA344Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Multi-level Governance
LAA348Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cymraeg y GyfraithIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA349Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Comparative Constitutional LawIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA366Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Clinical Legal EducationAvailable to a limited number of students. If you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 367 or 368.
LAA367Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Clinical Legal EducationAvailable to a limited number of students. If you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366 or 368.
LAA368Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Street LawIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366 or 367.
LAA399Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Medical Law: Reproduction
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 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminalisation of Sex
ASC317Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Countering Violent Extremism
ASC319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Serious Crime and Social Harm
ASC320Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Diversity, Crime & Criminal Justice
ASC321Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sexual Crimes

Description

Structure

Years 1 and 2 consist of the 7 core modules of a qualifying Law degree; Contract Law, Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity and Trusts, EU Law, Law of Tort and Public Law.

Year 3 will consist entirely of optional Law and Criminology modules. This will give you the chance to choose from an extensive list, allowing you to shape your own learning.

Optional Law Modules (Updated)

Support

Each student is assigned an Academic Mentor to help with:

  • Academic Guidance
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Guidance on finding help with Personal Issues (which affect your wellbeing, attendance, and progress through University)

There are also student representatives in each year of our law programme as well as a School representative for undergraduate students. The school also has a dedicated student information office who will be able to offer academic assistance throughout your studies.

Societies 

Meet your fellow students and take part in a variety of social opportunities by joining the ­Swansea Criminology SocietyStudent Law Society and/or the Student Bar Society, which are all run for students, by students.

Law & Criminology Skills

Law Skills Reduced Size Criminology Skills Reduced Size

Indian applicants 

This course is recognised by the Bar Council of India if certain conditions are satisfied.

 

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.

Alternative entry requirements can be found here

International qualifications: International Students (non EU) and EU Students.

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) further information can be found here

How To Apply

If you are a UK or EU student, you should apply here.

Students from outside the UK or EU should apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
LLB (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £13,350

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

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

You may face additional costs while at university, including (but are not limited to):

  • Parking at the recreation ground and travel to and from campus
  • Printing, photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • Purchase of books or texts
  • Printing and binding
  • Gowns for graduation ceremonies

Graduate Employability and Careers

The School of Law takes a proactive approach to enhancing graduate employability. The School offers a range of local, national and international work placements, professional courses and the advice and support to help you develop the skills to achieve your ambitions.

Further information can be found here.

Law future careers

Further Study

Our postgraduate law and criminology programmes include taught master's degrees in criminology, human rights and law along with research degrees and post-degree professional legal qualifications (Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course).

Further information can be found here.

Contact Details

Enquiries

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

  • Ms Gemma Champion (Recruitment Officer) Tel: +44(0)1792 606341
  • Dr Patrick Bishop (Head of Undergraduate Admissions) Tel: +44 (0)1792 513586
  • Katy Vaughan (LLB Admissions Tutor) Tel: +44(0)1792 602012

Email: study@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

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