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Taught in the oldest and most established Law Department in Wales, Aberystwyth's LLB Criminal Law degree is both challenging and stimulating.

The Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority recognise the degree - providing a direct route to the legal profession.

You will benefit from the experience and enthusiasm of our expert staff, many of whom have also practised as solicitors - providing a practical application to your theoretical studies.

By nurturing ingenuity and "outside of the box" thinking, you will emerge from the degree with real-world capabilities, enabling you to shape your future and develop the career you deserve.

  • It is a practical law degree designed to meet employer needs and taught by experienced legal professionals and academics
  • Upon completion, you will be eligible to continue vocational training on the Legal Practice Course (LPC), or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
  • Successful completion of particular modules will grant you exemption from certain professional examinations
  • Taught by professionals who are active for large organisations e.g. GRETA, the Country Side Commission for Wales, the Youth Justice Board, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Excellent social and professional opportunities, visits to Law Fairs and Inns of Court in London
  • Option to do a work placement module in different areas of law
  • Option to study abroad in the second year at one of our many partner universities in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia
  • Option to participate in our national and international competing Mooting Society, in order to develop your key advocacy and litigation skills. We also offer a Welsh medium Mooting competition for students who wish to moot through the medium of Welsh
  • The School also offers a number of modules taught through the medium of Welsh. Further details may be obtained from the School
  • Students will be directed by the Department towards optional modules which are related to the theme of the scheme. The Dissertation would also be related to the particular themes of the scheme.

Taught in the oldest and most established Law Department in Wales, Aberystwyth's LLB Criminal Law degree is both challenging and stimulating. The Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority recognise the degree - providing a direct route to the legal profession. You will benefit from the experience and enthusiasm of our expert staff, many of...

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Course Content

The first year you may discover: 

  • You will receive core training in a number of subjects e.g. Contract law, Criminal Law and Tort Law, which must be studied and passed for exemption from the first stage of professional law examinations
  • Explore the structure and development of the English and Welsh Legal system
  • The relationship of the judicial precedent and the court system
  • Analyse the process of creating legislation and how it’s interpreted by judges

The second year and third year you may be introduced to:

  • EU Law
  • Public Law
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts Land Law
  • You will also be able to tailor your study through careful selection from a range of elective modules

The first year you may discover:  You will receive core training in a number of subjects e.g. Contract law, Criminal Law and Tort Law, which must be studied and passed for exemption from the first stage of professional law examinations Explore the structure and development of the English and Welsh Legal...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 128

A Levels ABB-BCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-MMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-28

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

UCAS Tariff 104 - 128 A Levels ABB-BCC GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-MMM International Baccalaureate: 30-28 European Baccalaureate: 75%-65%...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through essays, exams, study logs or portfolios and oral presentations including mooting exercises

You will be assessed through essays, exams, study logs or portfolios and oral presentations including mooting exercises