LLB Law Graduate Entry
Duration: 2 Years
Typical UK entry requirements: Good initial degree in any non-law subject
Typical Canadian entry requirements: Bachelor degree with honours from a recognised university/college of higher education with a 5.5 GPA (9pt) or 2.3 GPA (4pt)
Interview Required: No
Qualifying Law degree: Yes
Optional Modules: Yes
This is a two-year single honours degree programme for applicants who have completed a degree in a different subject area. It is particularly popular with Canadian applicants.
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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Reasons to choose Swansea
- All our undergraduate modules are taught by highly experienced and research-active professors and lecturers.
- The College of Law and Criminology came top for law in England and Wales in the 2015 National Student Survey; 98% of students on the Swansea LLB were satisfied with the course.
- Our innovative approach to teaching and wide range of optional modules allow you to tailor your degree according to your interests, career plans and strengths.
- Our Director of Employability will help you make the most of about 100 work experience opportunities with local law firms, barristers' chambers and other providers of legal services such as the Crown Prosecution Service and the Public Defender Service.
- In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 60 percent of College research was rated world-leading or of international excellence, and 95 per cent was recognised to have achieved an international standard.
- Gain knowledge and understanding of Law
- Examine legal materials ranging from Supreme Court judgments to European Community Directives
- Develop skills in legal and academic reasoning
- Improve oral and written communication
Teaching and Assessment is done through large group lectures and seminars on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Assessment is by assignment and/or exams.
The Law Library is on the East Wing of the Singleton campus library. It contains more than 22,000 volumes of legal information and holds nearly 200 series of law journals and law reports in paper copy.
Studying law opens up many exciting and challenging careers. Our graduates go on to become barristers, solicitors or paralegals. Others have legal careers in the private or public sectors or are drawn to work in a legal capacity for charities or campaigning organisations.
But many law graduates opt for quite different career paths, such as business management, the probation service, forensic psychology, trading standards, politics, human resource management and education.
We recognise the need to make the most of our students’ potential and help them make the right choice about their career and Future Employment.
We improve our students' employability though summer work placements.
“The College of Law at Swansea enjoys a first rate reputation in Canada making it an obvious choice. I’ve gained a tremendous amount of knowledge by taking advantage of a friendly learning atmosphere, espoused both by the students and the excellent teaching staff. There is a genuine attempt by the professors to ensure students achieve their goals - no matter how high! If you have a thirst for knowledge, I would say Swansea’s law programme is certainly a hidden jewel.” Reza graduated with an LLB (First Class Honours) in 2011.
"After graduating from Swansea In July 2013, I was hired at a top personal injury law Firm in Toronto where I was a law clerk and gained a ton of experience. As of September 2014, I was hired as a law clerk in the Health Law Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, the biggest law firm in Canada. Completing my degree at Swansea in two years instead of three has given me an edge and a year to earn and gain experience. Swansea provided me with a solid foundation of the law and, more importantly, a different and wider perspective. At a time of globalization it is proving to be quite valuable. The professors at Swansea were extremely knowledgeable and helpful and wanted to see the international students succeed so were always available to talk and discuss any issues. It was a wonderful experience."
Jason graduated from Swansea University in 2010, returned to Canada and in June 2012 called to the Bar of Ontario, where he is now a licenced Barrister and Solicitor. Jason practises primarily in Criminal Defence.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Swansea as the atmosphere and town was very conducive to student life! Having the beach right by the university really helped to calm the study stress and enjoy the outdoors. Since graduating in 2013 I have completed the National Canadian Accreditation courses allowing me to qualify for the equivalent of a Canadian LLB. I recently completed my Barrister and Solicitor exams and am now qualified to start an articling position."
- Dr Patrick Bishop
(Undergraduate Admissions Tutor)
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- Ms Cerys Evans
(Undergraduate Admissions Tutor)
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- Ms Helen Sumner-Obasi
(Undergraduate Admissions Secretary)
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