Helping you make the right choices

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 also recommend that undergraduates take the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and improve their employability though an established Summer Work Placement Scheme. Placements can be observational or research-based and offer a range of additional benefits, including:

  • Insight into particular careers
  • A chance to develop new skills, and
  • Networking opportunities.

Over 90% of students said they would recommend that other students undertook a placement like theirs. Here is more information on workplace placements

Completing your legal education

Swansea also offers Professional Legal Studies courses for students wanting to enter the legal profession. 

Undertaking the Legal Practice Course (LPC), full-time or part-time, will enable you cultivate the practical skills required to launch your legal career as a solicitor in England and Wales. Our dedicated and supportive staff have extensive experience in legal practice and enjoy excellent links with the profession locally, helping students to access valuable networking opportunities and work placements.

The College has, uniquely among Welsh law schools, developed a special working relationship with Barbri International, the world’s leading provider of US Bar courses. We will offer graduates the opportunity to study for the New York Bar. Students will be taught at our Singleton Park Campus and take their end of course assessments in Albany, New York.