Undergraduate Pathway: Law and Criminology

Foundation in Law and Criminology and First Year Degree Entry in Criminology available

From small law firms to the United Nations International Court of Justice, the legal profession shapes every aspect of our society, politics and economics.
Law regulates how we buy and sell goods and services, and how we govern ourselves. It defines how we prosecute and defend, and how we secure the rights of people who may not be able to protect themselves. All of Swansea's Bachelor of Law (LLB) courses are qualifying law degrees.
Learn about crime, the criminal justice system and cutting edge themes in criminological debates from leading experts in the field.
Gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for a wide range of careers in the Criminal Justice System and related organisations.


Pathways at Swansea University

High School

Please note that students will be admitted directly to First Year if their academic qualifications do not require a Foundation stage of study, for further details please refer to our Admissions Requirements.


Fees (2107-18)

Stage 1: University Foundation

£13,350 (2 Semesters)


Stage 2: First Year Degree (Criminology only)
Stage 3: Second Year Degree
£12,800 to £14,200
Stage 4: Final Year Degree
£12,800 to £14,200


Stage 1: Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, November and January

Stage 2: September

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Stage 1: University Foundation


  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Composition and Style
  • Principles of ICT
  • Mass Communication
  • Legal Skills
  • English Legal System
  • Contract Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Criminology


120 Credits of Level 1 Swansea University modules in your chosen subject.


  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communications (ILSC) (worth 20 credits)
  • Academic Support (Tutorial Classes)

* Stated Swansea University course fees are a guide only and are subject to change. The current Swansea University course fee for BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology is £13,800 per annum. For the most up-to-date fee listings, please visit

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