LLB Law and History

2018 Clearing and Adjustment Availability

We expect to have a limited number of places available for Late, Clearing and Adjustment applicants for 2018 on a range of programmes.  Entry requirements might vary from those shown below.  For information on vacancies and applying late or through Clearing or Adjustment, visit our dedicated 2018 Clearing and Adjustment pages

LLB Law and History

Course Overview

Study LLB Law & History at Swansea University and you will gain a qualifying law degree taught by industry experts in a supportive environment, giving you an understanding of both historical events and contemporary Law. Together, the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law and College of Arts and Humanities will offer you an exceptional student experience, enhanced employability, and a progressive curriculum, which equips you to understand the changing legal landscape on an international scale.

Key Features

  • A qualifying Law degree combined with an understanding of historical events and contemporary Law
  • Top 200 for law (QS World Ranking)
  • Overall rating for teaching in Law is 92% (National Student Survey 2017)
  • 99% of students agree that staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2017)
  • 90% of Swansea LLB graduates and 94% of History graduates are in employment and/or further study. 75% of those employed held a professional or managerial job six months after the course
  • Year 3 consists entirely of optional modules – with an extensive list to choose from!
  • Experiential learning (Clinical Legal Education, Miscarriage of Justice Project)
  • The option to undertake a semester abroad as part of your degree
  • Access to award winning societies and groups
  • The opportunity to enter annual mooting competitions
  • Learn through lectures (which are recorded), seminars and tutorials   

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
HIH122Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Making History
HIH124Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Modern British History
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

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 2 (Jan - Jun 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. Please note that compulsory module HIL227 Medieval Britain is a law related module.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AM-253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20New York City: History and Culture since 1945
CY-234Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Hawliau Iaith yn y Cyd-destun Rhyngwladol
CY-236Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Amlddiwylliannedd a'r Gymraeg
HIH2001Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ancient and Historic Places (Study-Trip/Field project: History)
HIH2016Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20America in a Nutshell, A History of Pennsylvania from William Penn to Donald Trump 1631-2016
HIH2019Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gendering the Middle Ages: Power and Exclusion
HIH202WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Credoau'r Cymry: Astudio Athroniaeth ac Athrawiaeth Gymreig o Safbwynt Rhyngwladol
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)20The Golden Age of Spain and Portugal, 1450 - 1700
HIH240Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Europe 1500-1650: Renaissance, Reformation and Religious War
HIH246Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Enlightenment and the Eighteenth-Century World
HIH253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Welsh Century: Politics, Nationality and Religion, 1847-1947This is a "law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH2690Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beyond Blood and Guts: Medicine from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period
HIH272Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Cold War
HIH273Semester 2 (Jan - Jun 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 EnglandThis is a "law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH277Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Whose Past Is It Anyway? Exploring the Heritage Industry
HIH278Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Revolutionary America, 1760 - 1791This is a "law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HUA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Wars and Conflicts
HUA207Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Business & Entrepreneurship
HUA208Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The First world War: Politics, Society and culture in Europe 1870 - 1933
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
Law Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : N.B. It is not a requirement for you to complete either LAA339 Dissertation or LAA340 Work Placement Research Project. However, if you wish to apply for either modules above or LAA364/365 Miscarriage of Justice Project, please follow the instruction on MyLaw in the module selections folder. 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 take LAA305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cyfraith HywelIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 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
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)20Research with childrenIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
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 take LAA304, 305, 322, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA327Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media Law
LAA328Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cybercrime
LAA329Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Human Rights & Social Justice
LAA330Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medical Law
LAA332Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Human Rights of ChildrenIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA333Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20International Law - Principles and ProceduresIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20JurisprudenceIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 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 choose this module if you have studied 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 take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 349, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA349Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Comparative Constitutional LawIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 364, 365, 366, 367 or 368.
LAA366Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Clinical Legal EducationAvailable to a limited number of students. If you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 367 or 368.
LAA367Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Clinical Legal EducationAvailable to a limited number of students. If you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366 or 368.
LAA368Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Street LawIf you select this module you cannot take LAA304, 305, 322, 326, 332, 333, 335, 339, 340, 348, 349, 364, 365, 366 or 367.
LAA399Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Medical Law: Reproduction
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 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 Semester 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)
HIH3221Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Long 1968: Protest in a Global Perspective, 1960-1980 (I)
HIH3222Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Long 1968: Protest in a Global Perspective, 1960-1980 (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)
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.
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
HIH3339Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Internationalism, War and Peace: Europe 1900-1933, Part IThis is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3340Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Internationalism, War and Peace: Europe, 1900-1933, Part IIThis is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3343Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War, Photography and Visual Culture: Britain, 1914-89 (Part 1)
HIH3344Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Hungry WorldThis is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3345Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20War, Photography and Visual Culture: Britain, 1990-2008 (Part 2)
HIH3346Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Hungry WorldThis is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3353Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Devotion Piety & Power: The First Crusade & the Worlds of Latin Christendom, Byzantium & the Islamic Near East, Part 1
HIH3354Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Devotion Piety & Power: The First Crusade & the Worlds of Latin Christendom, Byzantium & the Islamic Near East, Part 2
HIH3364Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20New Deal America, 1933-1939 (Part 1)This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3365Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20New Deal America, 1933-1939 (Part 2)This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3368Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Medieval Natural World: Environments, Explorations and Encounters (i)
HIH3369Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Medieval Natural World: Environments, Explorations and Encounters (ii)
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
CY-353Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cyfraith Hywel
HIH300WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Concro'r Byd: Twf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a Ffrainc
HIH303WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Y Rhyfel Mawr trwy lygaid y Cymry
HIH3178Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20European Empires in the East. A comparative analysis
HIH3181Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusades
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.
HIH3319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20A History of ViolenceThis is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Britain since 1945
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, 1912-23This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3361Semester 1 (Sep-Jan 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 thoughtThis is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HUA300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Rise of Brazil
HUA301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and Fiction
HUA305Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Spanish Civil War - Its Origins, Course and Legacy
HUA306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Aftermaths of War
HUA309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Russian Civil War
MLF325Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20France and the Second World War: Legacies of the Dark YearsA Level French required
MLF325WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ffrainc a'r Ail Ryfel Byd: Hanes yr Oesoedd Tywylla Level French required

Description

Structure

Years 1 and 2 consist of the 7 core modules of a qualifying Law degree; Contract Law, Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity and Trusts, EU Law, Law of Tort and Public Law.

Year 3 consists entirely of both optional Law modules and History modules, giving you the freedom to shape your own learning experience and concentrate on your areas of interest.

Support

Each student is assigned an Academic Mentor to help with:

  • Academic Guidance
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Guidance on finding help with Personal Issues (which affect your wellbeing, attendance, and progress through University)

There are also student representatives in each year of our law programme as well as a School representative for undergraduate students. The school also has a dedicated student information office who will be able to offer academic assistance throughout your studies.

Societies

Meet your fellow students and take part in a variety of social opportunities by joining the ­Student Law Society, the History Society and/or the Student Bar Society, which are all run for students, by students.

Law Skills 

Law Skills Reduced Size

Indian applicants 

This course is recognised by the Bar Council of India if certain conditions are satisfied.

 

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

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

You may face additional costs while at university, including (but are not limited to):

  • Parking at the recreation ground and travel to and from campus
  • Printing, photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • Purchase of books or texts
  • Printing and binding
  • Gowns for graduation ceremonies

Graduate Employability and Careers

The School of Law takes a proactive approach to enhancing graduate employability. The School 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

Graduate Employability and Careers

The School of Law and College of Arts and Humanities take a proactive approach to enhancing graduate employability and offer 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:

School of Law 

College of Arts and Humanities

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