LLB Law (Crime & Criminal Justice)

  1. UCAS code:
    3yrs Full-time
  2. Typical offer:
  3. 95% Student Satisfaction

Course Overview

The Single Honours LLB Programme is far the most popular choice for Law students in the UK. The Single Honours Degree allows students to focus their study solely on Law and to maximise the number of Law options that can be selected as part of their degree Programme.A distinctive feature of our Single Honours programmes is that all the compulsory foundation modules required for a qualifying law degree are completed at Levels 1 and 2, which leaves our students with a wide range of choices at Level 3.

Key Features

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


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / 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
Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please select 15 credits for TB1 and 15 credits for TB2 from the list below. N.B. You may only choose LAA237 Company Law if you have studied LAA236 Company Law in TB1; and you may only choose LAA218 Employment Law if you have studied LAA217 Employment Law in TB1

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
LAA210Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Family Law: Parents & Children
LAA211Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Family Law: Adult Relationships
LAA212Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Commercial Sales
LAA213Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15World Trade Law
LAA214Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Environmental Law 1 - Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA215Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Environmental Law 2 - Non-Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA216Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Nature Conservation Law
LAA217Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Employment Law: Rights and Obligations
LAA218Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Employment Law: Enforcing Rights
LAA220Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Medical Law
LAA221Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Dispute Settlement
LAA222Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Law - Principles and Procedures
LAA224Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Human Rights Law
LAA226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Foundations in Legal Practice
LAA227Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Media Law
LAA228Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Human Rights & Social Justice
LAA229Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Planning Law
LAA230Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Human Rights of Children
LAA236Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Company Law: Incorporation, Constitution and Control
LAA237Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Company Law: Governance, Rights and Liquidation
LAA243Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Legislation
LAA244Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Multi-level Governance

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / 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 TB1 

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
ASC316Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminalisation of Sex
ASC321Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sexual Crimes
LAA320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Terrorism: The Legal Response
LAA328Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cybercrime
LAA338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminal Law Theory
Optional Modules TB2 

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 Helen Quane.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ASC319Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Serious Crime and Social Harm
ASC320Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Diversity, Crime & Criminal Justice
LAA323Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Evidence Law and Psychology


Choosing law will enable you to expand your intellectual skills in the context of a discipline which touches upon every aspect of human endeavour. As the degree progresses you will notice a marked improvement in your ability to manage large amounts of materials, to express yourself in an organised and convincing manner both in writing and orally, and to evaluate the strength of arguments you encounter. Not only will this give you a sense of personal satisfaction, but you will also have acquired skills which are highly relevant to a range of career options attracting competitive salaries.

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 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
LLB (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £12,950

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% 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 and Careers

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.

The College provides interactive CV clinics and interview workshops for all undergraduate and postgraduate students to help fine tune our students’ job application and interview skills. Working with the College Student Societies, law students have the opportunity to attend networking events and dinners with the legal profession and business world. 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 Employment visit: LLB Employability Information

Example destinations* of some of our recent graduates:

  • Huw James Solicitors
  • Eversheds Solicitors
  • New Law Solicitors
  • The Welsh Government
  • Wales Probation Trust

Examples of further study* followed by our graduates:

  • Legal Practice Course (LPC)
  • LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law
  • Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
  • MSc Business Management

*Sourced from the DLHE survey 2012/2013 and 2013/14.


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.


Academic members of the College of Law are as ever at the forefront of their research.  In the Research Excellence Framework Exercise (REF) 2014,  60% of research conducted within the College of Law was rated to be world-leading or of international excellence, and  95% recognised as demonstrating an international standard. The resulting first-class research environment can be seen at first hand in publication in academic journals, in books published by academic presses, in the organisation of international conferences and research seminar series, and in many other instances of widespread diffusion and transfer of knowledge including staff participation in the editorial teams of a number of major legal journals. The College 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.

Student Quotes

Jake Loomes:

“Ultimately I was attracted to Swansea by the forward thinking ethos of the College of Law and the clear recognition of the need to provide students not only with passionately delivered lectures, but also with the necessary skills and work opportunities to prepare them for a career post-graduation. “The College of Law at Swansea is one of the top in Wales, and puts great emphasis on facilitating employment opportunities via placements for several students every year  (something that I was privileged enough to be part of during my second year). The unwavering effort and support of my personal and academic tutors has been invaluable in helping me learn and fuelling my passion for the law. I was also attracted to Swansea for its unrivalled location - a stone’s throw away from the beach, Mumbles and the Gower - it really doesn’t get much better than that! “My main career aspiration is to be a barrister at the commercial and chancery bar, an aim that has been reaffirmed as part of my recent Scholarship Award from COMBAR (Commercial Bar Association) which provided me with the opportunity to work with a leading commercial barristers’ chamber in London as well as the opportunity to shadow a High Court Judge.”

Catherine Morse:

"My three years studying law at Swansea University has been memorable. Not only have I obtained a degree in a subject that I'm passionate about but I have also made some great lifelong friends, gained valuable experience through work experience placements and an internship and I have developed and matured both intellectually and as a person, all of which will benefit me in my future and chosen career path. I aspire to be a solicitor and am staring the LPC in Swansea in 2015. "


Contact Details


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

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

You can contact either of the above at llb@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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