LLB Law and History

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)

HE Level 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
HIH237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan 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

Year 3 (Level 6)

HE Level 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
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 2 (Jan - Jun 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 Areas
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
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
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)This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3222Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Long 1968: Protest in a Global Perspective, 1960-1980 (II)This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20 Merchants & Marvels. Long-Distance Trade in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 (I)
HIH3228Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20 Merchants & Marvels. Long-Distance Trade in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 (II)
HIH3231Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Science and Nature in Early Modern Europe (i)
HIH3232Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Science and Nature in Early Modern Europe (ii)
HIH3233Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Reformation in England and Europe (i)
HIH3234Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Reformation in England and Europe (ii)
HIH3239Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sport and British Society (i)
HIH3240Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sport and British Society (II)
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 the Middle Ages (II)This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3315Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20France in Crisis 1934-1944 Part OneThis is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20France in Crisis, 1934-1944 Part TwoThis is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HIH3328Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Britain and the United States in the Nuclear Age I
HIH3329Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Britain and the United States in the Nuclear Age II
HIH3332Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Mapping Medieval Landscapes (1)
HIH3333Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Mapping Medieval Land: Domesday Book and Beyond (2)
HIH3336Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Borgias and Beyond: Politics and Culture in the Age of the Italian Wars (1494-1559) - Part I
HIH3337Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Borgias and Beyond: Politics and Culture in the Age of the Italian Wars (1494-1559) - Part II
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
AND
OR
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-335Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The American Civil War in History and Memory
HIH300WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Concro'r Byd: Twf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a Ffrainc
HIH303WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Y Rhyfel Mawr trwy lygaid y Cymry
HIH3171Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Family, Sex and Intimacy in Early Modern England
HIH3178Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20European Empires in the East. A comparative analysis
HIH3181Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusades
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.
HIH3301Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Welsh society in the later Middle Ages, 1267-1536 (Level 3)This is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
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 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Infections in Global History, 1500-2000
HIH396Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20From Machiavelli to Mussolini: Government and society in Western political thought
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 LegacyThis is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HUA306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Aftermaths of WarThis is a "Law related" module. Please see Module Selection Handbook for further details.
HUA309Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Russian Civil War
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 2016/17 are as follows:

UK/EU International
LLB (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £12,550

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):

  • Dr Patrick Bishop
    (Undergraduate Admissions Tutor)
    Tel: +44 (0) 1792 513586
  • Ms Cerys Evans
    (Undergraduate Admissions Tutor)
    Tel: +44 (0) 1792 602373
  • Ms Samantha Duffy
    (Administrative Officer)
    Tel: +44(0)1792 606341

You can contact either of the above at llb@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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