Law with Criminology at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

The LLB Law with Criminology at Swansea University combines the study of the core concepts of Criminology with a Law degree, giving you the opportunity to combine an interest in Criminality and Criminal Policy with in-depth coverage of the Law of England and Wales. You will gain a comprehensive grounding in the core areas covered by a Law degree: Contract Law, Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity and Trusts, Law of Tort and Public Law. Alongside this, you will study the core concepts of Criminology, the most important theories of crime and deviance and their relevance to contemporary Criminal Justice Policy, Research and Practice. All our Law programmes contain the foundations of legal knowledge needed to enter the legal profession. Our programmes provide a strong foundation for those who wish to go on to take the Solicitors Qualifying Exams (SQE) and they also satisfy the academic stage of training required by the Bar Standards Board for those looking to become Barristers. The School of Law provides you with exceptional student experience, excellent employability support, and a progressive curriculum. We offer: • Sector-leading facilities, including an award-winning Law Clinic, authentic Court Rooms and student study and social spaces • An extensive range of work placement opportunities • Experiential learning through Advocacy, Clinical Legal Education, Interviewing, Negotiation and our Miscarriage of Justice Project, all designed to give you opportunities to learn essential skills • The opportunity to enter a range of Mooting competitions • Your full range of lectures and books available online, to access when you need them Swansea University has an established and growing reputation for both Law and Criminology. Law at Swansea is ranked: • 12th in the UK for Teaching Quality (Times Good University Guide 2024) • 13th in the UK for Student Experience (Times Good University Guide 2024) • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2024) • Top 150 in the World (QS World Rankings 2023), and • 90% of Graduates are in Work &/or Study 15 Months after Leaving Swansea University (HESA 2023) Criminology at Swansea is ranked: • Top 10 in the UK for Career Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2024) • Top 10 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Times Good University Guide 2024) • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality (Times Good University Guide 2024) • Top 20 in the UK Overall (Guardian University Guide 2024) • Top 20 in the UK Overall (Times Good University Guide 2024), and • 92% of Graduates are in Work &/or Study 15 Months after Leaving Swansea University (HESA 2023)


Your first and second year of study are made up of compulsory modules covering a range of themes in both law and criminology. Compulsory modules are studied by all students on the programme, meaning you are automatically enrolled. Examples of compulsory modules include: • Victims and Victimology • Penology and Punishment • Land Law • Public Law • Criminal Law Your third year comprises of entirely optional modules from an expansive range of subject areas. Examples of optional modules in recent years have included: • Counter-terrorism Law • Human Rights Law • Negotiations • Homicide: Criminalising Death and Dying • Organised Crime: Concepts, Patterns, and Responses Your final year will include an optional independent dissertation project. For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at

Assessment method

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment may include: • Writing a letter of advice to a client • Blog and poster writing • Group-based tasks Throughout your undergraduate law degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course page at: or get in touch with us at [email protected]

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account. Variable offers are made dependent on subjects studied.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

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Fees and funding

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Law with Criminology at Swansea University - UCAS