LLB Law (Crime & Criminal Justice)

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LLB Law (Crime & Criminal Justice)

Course Overview

Study LLB Law (Crime and Criminal Justice) 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 criminal justice system works. 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 focussing on criminal law and criminal justice, giving you a key understanding of the criminal justice system and how you could potentially shape its future
  • Top 200 for law (QS World Ranking)
  • 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
  • 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


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Undergraduate / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
LAA100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Contract Law 1
LAA101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15European Law 1
LAA102Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Public Law 1
LAA103Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Law of Tort 1
LAA108Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Contract Law 2
LAA109Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15European Law 2
LAA110Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public Law 2
LAA111Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Law of Tort 2

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Undergraduate / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
LAA200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Criminal Law 1
LAA201Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Equity & Trusts 1
LAA202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Land Law 1
LAA205Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Criminal Law 2
LAA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Equity & Trusts 2
LAA231Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Land Law 2
Optional Modules

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Undergraduate / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
LAA306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Procedure and Sentencing
LAA321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminal Evidence
Optional Modules
Optional Modules semester 1 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please choose 40 credits from the list below.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ASC303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Young Offenders and Youth Justice
ASC319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Serious Crime and Social Harm
LAA320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Terrorism: The Legal Response
LAA328Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cybercrime
LAA338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminal Law Theory
LAA366Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Clinical Legal EducationAvailable to a limited number of students. You are not able to take this module if you have selected LAA367.
Optional modules semester 2 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please select 40 credits below. If you wish to apply to do a dissertation please contact Emma Borland.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ASC316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminalisation of Sex
ASC320Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Diversity, Crime & Criminal Justice
ASC321Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sexual Crimes
LAA323Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Evidence Law and Psychology
LAA367Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Clinical Legal EducationAvailable to a limited number of students. You are not able take this module if you have pursued LAA366.
LAA368Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Street Law



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

Year 3 will consist of 2 compulsory modules plus 4 optional modules. This will give you the chance to choose from an extensive list of modules and shape your own learning.


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.


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


Law 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.

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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


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 :

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

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