The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) provides an invaluable opportunity to taught master students to express their views with regard to their taught master experience on an annual basis.

Standard Internship 2015The result of this year's PTES was extremely favourable for LLM programmes on offer at Swansea. Our students overwhelmingly indicated that they were very satisfied with the quality of our teaching provision which received the approval rating of 93 %.     

What particularly made us stand out, and greatly impressed those doing our LLM, were “contact time” – the time we were happy to spend teaching, advising and generally talking to our students; “academic enhancement” – our students' feeling that their course has left them well-qualified to take on the world and compete with the best; and our performance in engaging with those studying here and encouraging them to probe and question what they hear. The overall approval rating after all this was 97%, a figure that we think few if any commercial LLM courses in Britain of the US can match. In fact, national statistics indicate that the overall approval rating for Swansea LLM is 14% higher than the UK sector average in 2015. It is also worth to note that 97 % of our students indicated that the LLM course has enhanced their ability- a figure which is 11 % higher than the UK sector average.  

Commenting on the results, Dr Theodora Nikaki, Deputy Head of the Department of Shipping and Trade Law, said: "We offer contemporary and practical taught master degrees to our students. We are well linked with legal practice, insurance and oil and gas sectors, and during their studies do our best to equip our students with transferable skills that will give them a competitive edge in the job market. The most recent PTES scores is a clear evidence that we had got it right, big time. Our Department is devoted to enhancing student experience even further and various new initiatives are being put in place during the summer which will hopefully benefit the new LLM cohort arriving in September 2015."    

Caption picture: LLM students are putting their transferable skills to use whilst undertaking internships over the summer