LLB Law and History

  1. UCAS code:
    MVC1
    Duration:
    3yrs Full-time
  2. Typical offer:
    AAB-BBB
  3. 95% Student Satisfaction

Course Overview

All of Swansea’s LLB courses are qualifying law degrees.

These degrees 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

Key Features

All of Swansea’s LLB courses are qualifying law degrees.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
HIH237Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Practice of History
HIL227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Medieval Britain 1250-1461
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 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please choose 20 credits from the following list.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AM-217Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Making of Transatlantic America
HIH2001Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ancient and Historic Places (Study-Trip/Field project: History)
HIH2016Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20A History of Pennsylvania, Quakers, Colony and Commonwealth, 1631-2010
HIH2017Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The State of the Church in Later Medieval Europe
HIH201WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Rhyfel Cartref America
HIH2069Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Crusades and the Making of Latin Christendom, 1050-1300
HIH222Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Revolutionary and Napoleonic Europe, 1789-1815
HIH226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Post-War Reconstruction: Europe 1945 - 1956
HIH235Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Empire and Inquisition: Spain, Portugal and the World, 1450-1700
HIH240Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Europe 1500-1650: Renaissance, Reformation and Religious War
HIH246Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Enlightenment and the Eighteenth-Century World
HIH253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Welsh Century: Politics, Nationality and Religion, 1847-1947
HIH267Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The History of the Mass Media in the United Kingdom
HIH268Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20From War to Revolution: France 1914-1968
HIH2690Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beyond Blood and Guts: Medicine from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period
HIH272Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Cold War
HIH273Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Deformity, Deviance and Difference: Exploring Disability History
HIH274Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Conflict & Memory: Europe in the Twentieth Century
HIH275Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Making Modern Medicine: Doctors, Patients, and Society, 1800-2000
HIH276Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age England
HIH277Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Whose Past Is It Anyway? Exploring the Heritage Industry
HIH278Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Revolutionary America, 1760 - 1791

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
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 Helen Quane, 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 each of the sections below.

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, LAA348, LAA308, LAA309, LAA326, LAA331, LAA332, LAA333 or LAA335.
LAA305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Legal History of WalesIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304, LAA348, LAA308, LAA309, LAA326, LAA331, LAA332, LAA333 or LAA335.
LAA306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Procedure and Sentencing
LAA307Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cymru'r Gyfraith
LAA308Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Human Rights and IdentityIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304, LAA305, LAA348, LAA309, LAA326, LAA331, LAA332, LAA333 or LAA335.
LAA309Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Start Up LawIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304, LAA305, LAA348, LAA308, LAA326, LAA331, LAA332, LAA333 or LAA335.
LAA310Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Environmental Law 1 - Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA311Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Environmental Law 2 - Non-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
LAA323Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Evidence Law and Psychology
LAA324Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Human Rights Law
LAA326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Foundations in Legal PracticeIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304, LAA305, LAA348, LAA308, LAA309, LAA331, LAA332, LAA333 or LAA335.
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, LAA305, LAA348, LAA308, LAA309, LAA326, LAA332, LAA333 or LAA335.
LAA332Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Human Rights of ChildrenIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304, LAA305, LAA348, LAA308, LAA309, LAA326, LAA331, LAA333 or LAA335.
LAA333Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20International Law - Principles and ProceduresIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304, LAA305, LAA348, LAA308, LAA309, LAA326, LAA331, LAA332, or LAA335.
LAA334Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20International Law - Substantive Topics
LAA335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20JurisprudenceIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304, LAA305, LAA348, LAA308, LAA309, LAA326, LAA331, LAA332 or LAA333.
LAA336Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Company Law: Incorporation, Constitution and Control
LAA337Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Company Law: Governance, Rights and LiquidationYou can only choose this module if you study LAA336 in TB1.
LAA338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminal Law Theory
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
LAA345Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Commercial Sales
LAA348Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cymraeg y GyfraithIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304, LAA305, LAA308, LAA309, LAA326, LAA331, LAA332, LAA333 or LAA335.
AND
History Dissertation or Specialist Subject 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must choose EITHER History Dissertation HIH330 (40 credits) OR, if you plan to do a dissertation in Law you must choose a specialist subject from the list of specialist subjects below (40 credits). In either case you must also choose 20 credits from the list of optional modules (list 2).

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3300Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40History Dissertation
OR
History Specialist Subjects 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose 40 credits from the list below. Please choose two modules with the same title from the list below.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Britain at War, 1939-45: The Home Front (I)
HIH3220Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Britain at War, 1939-45: The Home Front (II)
HIH3227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Merchants & Marvels. Long-Distance Trade in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 (I)
HIH3228Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Merchants & Marvels. Long-Distance Trade in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 (II)
HIH3229Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Reign of King John 1199-1216: Misrule and Magna Carta (I)This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3230Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Reign of King John 1199-1216: Misrule and Magna Carta (II)This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3231Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Science, Magic, and Medicine in Early Modern Europe (i)
HIH3232Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Science , Magic and Medicine in Early Modern Europe (ii)
HIH3239Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sport and British Society (i)
HIH3240Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sport and British Society (II)
HIH3241Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Irish Migrants in Victorian Britain (I)
HIH3242Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Irish Migrants in Victorian Britain (II)
HIH3247Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Art and Society in Early Renaissance Italy (I): The Fine Arts
HIH3248Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Art and Society in Early Renaissance Italy (II): Patrons and Artists
HIH3253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Fear, Conformity and Oppression in Fascist Italy (1)This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3254Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fear, Conformity and Oppression in Fascist Italy (II)This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3259Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Georgian Underworlds: Criminal Lives in Eighteenth-Century Britain (I)This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3260Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Georgian Underworlds: Criminal Lives in Eighteenth-Century Britain (II)This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3304Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Great War for Empire, 1754-1764: The Americas and India
HIH3306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Great War for Empire II, 1754-1764: Europe
HIH3311Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Law and Justice in Medieval England, Part 1This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3312Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Law and Justice in Medieval England - Part 2This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3339Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Internationalism, War and Peace: Europe 1900-1933, Part I
HIH3340Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Internationalism, War and Peace: Europe, 1900-1933, Part II
HIH3343Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War & Photography: Britain, 1914-89 (Part 1)
HIH3344Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Hungry World
HIH3345Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20War & Photography: Britain, 1914-89 (Part 2)
HIH3346Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Hungry World
HIH3353Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Armies of Heaven: the First Crusade and its Historians, Part I
HIH3354Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Armies of Heaven: the First Crusade and its Historians, Part II
HIH3355Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Crucible of Defeat: Wessex in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries 1
HIH3356Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Crucible of Defeat: Wessex in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries 2
HIH3359Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Towns and Cities in Modern Britain Part 1
HIH3360Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Towns and Cities in Modern Britain part 2
AND
History Optional Modules List 2 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please choose 20 credits from the list below.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AM-337Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20"A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall": America in the 1960s
HIH300WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Concro'r Byd: Twf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a Ffrainc
HIH3019Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Renaissance Venice
HIH3178Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20European Empires in the East. A comparative analysis
HIH3215Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Media and Society in the 1930s
HIH3216Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Prisoners of War in Twentieth Century ConflictsThis is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3318Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Invention, innovation and technological revolutions
HIH3319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20A History of Violence
HIH3326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Britain since 1945
HIH3330Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Class, Community and Conflict: South Wales Industrial Society, 1800-2000
HIH3335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Infections in Global History, 1500-2000
HIH3349Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The British Atlantic World c.1550-1760
HIH3357Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Mapping Medieval Landscapes
HIH3358Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Changed Utterly? The Irish Revolution, 1912-23
HIH3361Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Vikings, Monks and Conquest: Britain in Europe, 1000-1200 A.D.
HIH396Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20From Machiavelli to Mussolini: Government and society in Western political thought
MLF325Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20France and the Second World War: Legacies of the Dark Years

Description

The law and history degree provide students with an opportunity to compliment their legal studies by pursuing a wide range of history modules which reflect the diverse interests of staff within the history department. As disciplines, law and history are often complimentary in the
sense that legal rules are often a reflection of the prevailing societal norms at the time the relevant law was created. Students may opt to study a range of subjects, including modules focused on medieval, early modern and modern history.

 

Entry Requirements

Our standard offer for our various Single honours and Joint Honours programmes is 3 A-Levels at grades ranging from AAB- BBB with a B in History or equivalent. Welsh Bacc is equivalent to an A at A-Level.

How To Apply

Find out how to apply as an UK or EU student

The UCAS institution code for Swansea University is: SWAN S93

How to apply as an international student 

 

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
LLB (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £12,950

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

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 takes a proactive approach to enhancing graduate employability. A range of activities and skills pervade the teaching and pastoral care right from enrolment through to graduation. Our career enhancement opportunities include guest lectures, networking events, internships and student-led projects. Highlights from the past 12 months include talks from the Judiciary, Lawyers from both local and national firms, and Commercial Directors & IP brand managers from multinational companies; and a range of internships in legal and commercial departments of businesses and public bodies across the world.

The College provides interactive CV clinics and interview workshops for all undergraduate and postgraduate students to help fine tune our students’ job application and interview skills. Working with the College Student Societies, law students have the opportunity to attend networking events and dinners with the legal profession and business world. These activities are supported by the Swansea Employability Academy and run with the assistance of the University’s Careers & Employability Service (which offers students the opportunity to gain the Swansea Employability Award). For further information on Future Employment visit: LLB Employability Information

Example destinations* of some of our recent graduates:

  • Huw James Solicitors
  • Eversheds Solicitors
  • New Law Solicitors
  • The Welsh Government
  • Wales Probation Trust

Examples of further study* followed by our graduates:

  • Legal Practice Course (LPC)
  • LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law
  • Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
  • MSc Business Management

*Sourced from the DLHE survey 2012/2013 and 2013/14.

Research

Academic members of the College of Law are as ever at the forefront of their research. In the Research Excellence Framework Exercise (REF) 2014, 60% of research conducted within the College of Law was rated to be world-leading or of international excellence, and 95% recognised as demonstrating an international standard. The resulting first-class research environment can be seen at first hand in publication in academic journals, in books published by academic presses, in the organisation of international conferences and research seminar series, and in many other instances of widespread diffusion and transfer of knowledge including staff participation in the editorial teams of a number of major legal journals. The College of Law promotes the research agendas through its University Research Centres. The resulting vibrant research environment is evidenced in publication in academic journals, in books published by academic presses, in international conferences, research seminar series, well as in the diffusion, transfer and impact of research conducted.

Facilities

The Law Library

If you become a law student at Swansea it is likely that you  will spend a substantial amount of your study time in the Law Library. The Law Library is located on the East Wing of the University’s Library and Information Centre (LIC). It contains over 22,000 volumes of legal information and  holds nearly 200 series of law journals and law reports in paper copy.

Student Quotes

Carey Cooper:

"Had a fantastic time at Swansea. Lecturers and staff were brilliant. There was always a friendly and relaxed atmosphere."

Catherine Morse:

"My three years studying law at Swansea University has been memorable. Not only have I obtained a degree in a subject that I'm passionate about but I have also made some great lifelong friends, gained valuable experience through work experience placements and an internship and I have developed and matured both intellectually and as a person, all of which will benefit me in my future and chosen career path. I aspire to be a solicitor and am staring the LPC in Swansea in 2015. "

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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