LLB Law and American Studies

Course Overview

The LLB Law and American studies Programme will:

-Provide you with a solid foundation for a career in law
-Train you to apply legal concepts in a practical environment
-Provide you with transferable skills, including team working, communication, presentation, problem-solving, research and analytical skills

Graduate Employability and Careers

The College of Law and Criminology takes a proactive approach to enhancing graduate employability. The College offers a range of local, national and international work placements, professional courses and the advice and support to help you develop the skills to achieve your ambitions.

Further information can be found here

Law future careers

Further Study

Our postgraduate law and criminology programmes include taught master's degrees in criminology, human rights and law along with research degrees and post-degree professional legal qualifications (Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course).

Further information can be found here

Contact Details

Enquiries

For further details on LLB undergraduate study please contact (UK Enquiries):

  • Ms Gemma Champion (Recruitment Officer) Tel: +44(0)1792 606341
  • Dr Patrick Bishop (Head of Undergraduate Admissions) Tel: +44 (0)1792 513586
  • Katy Vaughan (LLB Admissions Tutor) Tel: +44(0)1792 602012

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk

For EU/International enquiries please click the following link :
http://www.swan.ac.uk/international/contactus/makeanenquiry/

Email: international@swansea.ac.uk
Tel: 00 44 (0) 1792 602600

Key Features

  • Graduates achieve an LLB accredited qualifying Law degree
  • All the compulsory foundation modules required for a qualifying law degree are completed at Levels 1 and 2, which leaves our students with a wide range of choices at Level 3.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
AM-111Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The American Experience 1492-2000
LAA104Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Contract Law 1
LAA105Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10European Law 1
LAA106Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Public Law 1
LAA107Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Law of Tort 1
LAA112Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Contract Law 2
LAA113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10European Law 2
LAA114Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Public Law 2
LAA115Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Law of Tort 2
Optional Modules
Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AM-112Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20American Politics and Society
AM-113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to American Literature and Culture

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
LAA200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Criminal Law 1
LAA202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Land Law 1
LAA203Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Land Law 2
LAA204Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Equity & Trusts1
LAA208Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Criminal Law 2
LAA209Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Equity & Trusts 2
Optional Modules
Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 50 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : For semester 1 please select one 20 credit module and for semester 2 one 20 credit module.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AM-204Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Race and Ethnicity: American Perspectives
AM-212Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Topics in American Studies I:
AM-213Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Topics in American Studies II:
AM-215Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20American Word/American Image
AM-219Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Re-Thinking the South: Southern Culture and History, 1865-1955
AM-245Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20John F. Kennedy and America
AM-250Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ghettos, Streets, Suburbs: Cultural Representations of the American City, 1890 - present
AM-253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20New York City: History and Culture since 1945
HUA203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Digital War
HUA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Wars and Conflicts
HUA208Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The First world War: Politics, Society and culture in Europe 1870 - 1933
MS-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Studying Digital Media
MSS202Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The History of Screen Animation
PO-203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Anarchy and Order: Theories in International Relations
PO-222Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Globalisation
PO-232Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Empire Strikes Back: War, Strategy and the Use of Force in the Post Cold War Era
PO-235Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Global Justice and Human Rights
PO-239Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Moralities of War and Peace
PO-256Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Genocide

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
AND
Law Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please choose 60 credits from the list below. N.B. It is not a requirement for you to complete either a dissertation or a work placement research module. However, if you wish to apply to do a dissertation please contact Emma Borland, and if you wish to apply for a work placement research module please contact Stuart Macdonald. Until your application has been approved you must select 60 credits from below. Please ensure that credits are balanced across both semesters.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
LAA301Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Family Law: Parents & Children
LAA302Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Family Law: Adult Relationships
LAA303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Commercial Sales
LAA304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20World Trade LawIf you select this module you cannot select LAA305,308,309,322, 326,331,332,333,335,339,340,348 or 368.
LAA305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Legal History of WalesIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304,308,309,322,326,331,332,333,335,339,340,348, or 368.
LAA306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Procedure and Sentencing
LAA310Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Environmental Law 1 - Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA312Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Nature Conservation Law
LAA313Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Planning Law
LAA314Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Employment Law: Rights and Obligations
LAA315Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Employment Law: Enforcing RightsYou can only choose this module if you study LAA314 in TB1.
LAA318Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of Agreements
LAA319Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of DominanceYou can only choose this module if you study LAA318 in TB1.
LAA320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Terrorism: The Legal Response
LAA321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminal Evidence
LAA322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Human rights-based research with childrenIf you select this you cannot select LAA304, 305,308,309,326,331,333,335,339,340,348 or 368.
LAA323Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Evidence Law and Psychology
LAA326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Foundations in Legal PracticeIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304,308,309,331,332,333,335,339,340 or 348.
LAA327Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media Law
LAA328Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cybercrime
LAA329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Human Rights & Social Justice
LAA330Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medical Law
LAA331Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20International Dispute SettlementIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304,305,308,309,322, 326,332,333, 335,339,340,348 or 368.
LAA333Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20International Law - Principles and ProceduresIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304,305,308,309,322,326,331,332,335,339,340,348 or 368.
LAA335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20JurisprudenceIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304,305,308,309,322, 326, 331, 332, 333, 339, 340 348 or 368.
LAA336Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Company Law: Incorporation, Constitution and Control
LAA337Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Company Law: Governance, Rights and LiquidationYou can only chose this module if you have studied LAA236 or LAA336.
LAA341Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sports Law and Liability
LAA342Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Legal Issues in Sport
LAA343Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Legislation
LAA344Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Multi-level Governance
LAA348Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cymraeg y GyfraithIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304,305,308,309,322,326,331,332,333,335,339,340 or 368.
LAA349Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Comparative Constitutional Law
LAA364Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Miscarriage of Justice Project Available to a limited number of students. You may not take this module if you have chosen LAA365
LAA365Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Miscarriage of Justice ProjectAvailable to a limited number of students. You may not take this module if you have chosen LAA364
LAA366Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Clinical Legal EducationAvailable to a limited number of students. You may not take this module if you have chosen LAA367
LAA367Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Clinical Legal EducationAvailable to a limited number of students. You may not take this module if you have chosen LAA366
LAA368Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Street LawIf you select this you cannot select LAA304, 305,308,309,322,326,331,332,333,335,339,340,348.
LAA399Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Medical Law: Reproduction

Description

Students can study this programme as either a 3 year or 4 year degree. On the 4 year programme, year 3 is spent in the United States. This year will be an exciting time in your life; through travel and making new friends it expands horizons and builds confidence, qualities much valued by potential employers. Final destination statistics for careers are amongst the best in the country; a degree with American Studies and the experience of the year abroad makes you stand out from the crowd. 

American Studies has exchange agreements with a wide range of US Universities including Colorado State University, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and Washington State University.For further information on the year abroad please visit: www.swan.ac.uk/american

Entry Requirements

Our standard offer for our various Single honours and Joint Honours programmes is 3 A-Levels at grades ranging from AAB-BBB or equivalent.

Alternative entry requirements can be found here

International qualifications: International Students (non EU) and EU Students.

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) further information can be found here

How To Apply

If you are a UK or EU student, you should apply here.

Students from outside the UK or EU should apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
LLB (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £13,350

Important Information for 2018/19: The Welsh Government has recently issued a statement (July 2017) outlining intentions to increase the maximum tuition fee in 2018/19 for full-time undergraduate degree programmes in line with inflation. This may mean the maximum tuition fee for 2018/19 could be set to increase from £9,000 to £9,295 per annum. If the Welsh Government passes this update to The Higher Education (Amounts) (Wales) Regulations 2015 later in the year, the University will apply to the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) to increase its maximum fee level to £9,295 subject to satisfactory approval of a variation to the 2018/19 Fee & Access plan. If approved by HEFCW, the University will immediately write to all students affected notifying them of this fee increase as soon as is practically possible.

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Graduate Employability and Careers

The College of Law and Criminology and College of Arts and Humanities takes a proactive approach to enhancing graduate employability. The Colleges offers a range of local, national and international work placements, professional courses and the advice and support to help you develop the skills to achieve your ambitions. Further information can be found here:

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/law/employability/

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/employabilityandcareers/

 

Further study

Our postgraduate law and criminology programmes include taught master's degrees in criminology, human rights and law along with research degrees and post-degree professional legal qualifications (Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course). Further information can be found here

The College of Arts and Humanities also offers a number of postgraduate programmes further information can be found here

Student Quotes

Jood Alharthi:

“Experience after experience has proved to me that in choosing to study Law at Swansea University has opened several doors of opportunities. I am now confident in the ambitious future goals I wish to pursue. I know that I will continue to appreciate the endless aspects, fields and positions that my law degree has empowered me with.” 

Jood also threw herself into University life and joined the Badminton society, UNICEF society and also the Debating Society, which was her favourite. She said: “Just knowing that twice a week I would meet up with argumentative, opinionated and vocal students was always something to look forward to! I really enjoyed the different debates and topics that I would never get the chance to discuss to in a regular day.” 

David Turner:

"Looking back on my time at Swansea it was one of the happiest times of my life. Fantastic grounds, superb academic lectures and outstanding pastoral support, meant that if I had the chance I would do it all again."

Contact Details

Enquiries

For further details on LLB undergraduate study please contact (UK Enquiries):

  • Ms Gemma Champion (Recruitment Officer) Tel: +44(0)1792 606341
  • Dr Patrick Bishop (Head of Undergraduate Admissions) Tel: +44 (0)1792 513586
  • Katy Vaughan (LLB Admissions Tutor) Tel: +44(0)1792 602012

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk

For EU/International enquiries please click the following link :
http://www.swan.ac.uk/international/contactus/makeanenquiry/

Email: international@swansea.ac.uk
Tel: 00 44 (0) 1792 602600

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