Courses available to undergraduates at Swansea

The LLB Single Honours degree (or Bachelor of Laws) allows students to obtain a qualifying law degree approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board for providing the "seven foundations of legal knowledge" needed for an individual to practise law. These compulsory subjects are:

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • EU Law
  • Land Law, and
  • Law of  Torts.

Students also study optional modules from a wide range of subjects. For single honours students,  the final year is composed entirely of optional modules so they can specialise by selecting related options such as Commercial Law, E-Commerce and Intellectual Property Law, or simply "pick and mix". Our courses are research-led and reflect the work of our dedicated LLB team.

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The College also offers specialist qualifying law degrees in LLB Law Crime and Criminal Justice or LLB Business Law. Students have the opportunity to opt in or out of these programmes at the end of their second year. These schemes allow students to study from a wide range of specialist modules in their third year.  These schemes also provide students with opportunities to undertake relevant work and study placements, including some opportunities abroad.

LLB Law Graduate Entry is popular with Canadian applicants

Joint honours

The LLB Joint Honours Schemes involve the study of law and another subject in roughly equal amounts. Successful students gain a qualifying LLB degree which satisfies the professional requirements for eligibility to practise law. 

The Joint Honours Law and Modern Languages Scheme (with options in French, German, Italian and Spanish) last four years with students spending a year abroad at the end of their second year. Law and Welsh may be studied over three or four years depending on whether the student elects to spend a year studying Welsh exclusively.

Law and American Studies may be studied over three or four years, depending on whether the student elects to spend a year in the United States. Other joint honours schemes (Criminology, History, Media and Politics) are taught over three years.

Graduate Diploma in Law

Also known as the Common Professional Examination,this is a 36-week, intensive, fast-track course which allows graduates from other disciplines to undertake a qualifying law degree by satisfying the academic requirements necessary to qualify as a solicitor, barrister or legal executive.