All About The 10 Week Law Pre-sessional


In co-operation with the College of Law and Criminology, English Language Training Services (ELTS) has developed two full-time, pre-sessional courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students intending to start a Law/LL.M programme in the autumn term. Both courses give prospective Law and LL.M students opportunity to improve their understanding of English legal terminology and academic study skills.

The courses are designed for you if:

  • you need to develop your academic skills, understanding of English legal terminology and academic English language ability as a condition of entry to the College of Law and Criminology at Swansea University.
  • you have already met the university’s English language conditions but would like experience of UK academic study and expectations in order to be as well prepared as possible before stating your academic programme in Law at the university.


Course Information

The summer Law pre-sessionals are intensive 6 and 10 week courses which will build your confidence and enable you to begin your Law/LL.M undergraduate or postgraduate programme with a good understanding of the expectations of academic study in a UK university. The course will help you to develop the following:

  • Language Skills for Legal Studies
  • Law-Related Academic Skills (Academic Reading and Writing)
  • Law Lecture Programme
  • Listening and Note-taking Skills for Academic and Law Lectures
  • Presentation and Academic Speaking Skills Using Academic Sources and Referencing Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Individual Project Related to your Law Course


Each week includes 18 hours of organised tuition plus  individual tutorials. In addition, you will be required to carry out a programme of self-study and complete a number of individual assignments.

During the course you will build a portfolio of coursework which will be used as part of your final assessment. Each  Pre-sessional student has a personal tutor who will meet you regularly to help you to develop individual targets to help you achieve your academic goals and to write your individual project.

The Summer Law Pre-sessionals give you everything you need to maximise your confidence and improve your skills before you begin your Law degree at the start of the academic year.


You will be assessed using a combination of:

  • a portfolio of the work you do during your course (70%)
  • an end of course exam (30%).

The portfolio provides detailed evidence of your language level and skills, your academic skills, and whether you are ready to begin academic study at a UK university.

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Dates, Entry Requirements and Fees

DatesEntry RequirementsFees

10 weeks

03 July - 08 September 2017

IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent)

Minimum 5.0 in all components

Exit this programme for degree programmes requiring a 6.5 and higher




For details about summer accommodation in university halls of residence, please check the university's summer accommodation page which will be updated throughout 2016.

Information about other accommodation options can be found on ELTS' accommodation page.

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Please note that the application deadline for 2017 intake of the 10 Week Law Pre-sessional is 12th June 2017. 

To apply please download and complete the 10 Week Law Pre-sessional 2017 Application Form and return it to:

10 Week Law Pre-sessional Course Application

Admissions Department

2nd Floor Digital Technium Building

Swansea University

Singleton Park



Or email your application form to:

For admission queries, please phone: +44 (0)1792 295111

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For more information regarding this course or any others we run at ELTS please contact us.