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LLB (Hons); Aberystwyth University

via UK Transfer Degree Programme (Law) 
In a modern, democratic society, the Law exists - or should exist - to ensure justice between citizen and citizen, citizen and corporation, corporation and corporation, and between citizen, corporation and the state.

Studying law therefore not only involves an examination of what the law is and how it functions, but an examination of relations of justice and injustice within society.

Our degrees are qualifying Law degrees for entry to the legal profession. If you wish to qualify as a solicitor you will be eligible to continue vocational training on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) upon graduation, or the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) if you wish to train as a barrister. Aberystwyth has its own Legal Practice Centre within the Department of Law and Criminology, so we can offer you the opportunity to complete your solicitor training with us. Successful completion of particular modules will enable you to gain exemption from certain professional examinations.

The Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth is the oldest Law School in Wales, founded in 1901, and has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the expertise of its staff. Your learning is closely linked to the vigorous research activity carried out in the department, providing you with an outstanding, dynamic and up-to-date learning environment. You will benefit from a mature and well-stocked Law library, supplemented by generous electronic resources.

As well as being active in research and publication, our lecturers also participate in national and international debate and policy-making in legal, criminological and related fields. Recently, for example, our staff have been involved in the work of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA); the Countryside Commission for Wales; the Youth Justice Board; the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee; the Welsh Assembly Standing Orders Commission; and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.



Founded in 1872, this is the oldest Welsh University which overlooks the beautiful shores of Cardigan Bay on the west coast of Wales. After University of Wales ceased to be a federal university in 2007, Aberystwyth University, a founding member became an independent university in its own right.

Aberystwyth University reflects with pride on the heritage of its past and faces the future with confidence.

General Information

  • Founded in 1901, the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth bases itself on a long, reputable, and increasingly varied experience of education and academic work.
  • Highly graded for research and teaching, Aberystwyth University is approved and recognised by UK Research Councils.
  • The Department is located at the Penglais Campus and is walking distance from the National Library of Wales, one of Britain's five legal deposit libraries.
  • The Department participates actively in international and European academic networks for purposes of both student mobility and exchanges as well as staff and postgraduate research.

Interesting Facts

  • Offers the best all-round student experience in Wales (6th in the United Kingdom)
  • Established Law School (more than 100 years old)
  • Aberystwyth has one of the lowest crime rates in the UK.
  • A major tourist and cultural destination in Wales, boasting the largest art center in Wales, a variety of water sports and beautiful beaches.
  • Noted Malaysian Alumni:
    • HRH Tunku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir, the 11th Yang Di Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan.
    • Tun Salleh Abas, ex-Lord President of the Federal Court of Malaysia.
    • Tan Sri Musa Hassan, ex Inspector-General of the Royal Malaysian Police.
    • Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Minister of Home Affairs in Malaysia.