LLB Law and Media

Course Overview

The LLB Law and Media is a new Joint Honours Programme which is accredited by the Law Society and offers not only qualifying law degree modules but the study of media and communication which has a broad vocational, theoretical and international outlook that reflects the challenges and opportunities of our media-rich world.

Key Features

  • Media and Communication incorporates distinct pathways in media, film, public relations, journalism and practical media. 
  • The programme combines the study of history, theory and practice that incorporates skills and techniques relevant to the modern digital media including social media, , creative digital practice; video production; radio production; film and public relations industries. 
  • Graduates achieve an LLB accredited Law degree and are also equipped with generic broad-based media skills to specialise in further study or essential skills for the professional workplace.
  • Students have the option of taking Welsh-medium Media and Communication modules.
  • Students have the option of competitive work-based learning or work-placements.
  • Media and Communication teaching staff are specialist International researchers and also ex-professionals lecturing on video production, web and creative design, PR and journalism.
  • The Media Student Society organises PR, social and cultural events. Twitter: @SUMediaSoc
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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
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
MS-100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Media Communication
Optional Modules

Year 2 (Level 5)

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 of Law modules 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 RightsThis module is only available to those who have studied LAA314 in TB1.
LAA318Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of Agreements
LAA319Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of DominanceThis module is only available to those who have studied 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, LAA308, LAA309, LAA326, LAA331, LAA348, 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 TopicsThis module is only available to those who have studied LAA333 in TB1
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 LiquidationThis module is only available to those who have studied 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.
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Media Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please choose 60 credits from the list on Media modules below.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ALE316Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Language in the Media
EN-306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Dramatic Writing
EN-309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Creative Non Fiction
HIH3215Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Media and Society in the 1930s
HUA308Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Real War, Imagined War: War in Literature, Art and Cinema
HUP301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Religion, Science, and Superstition
HUP304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Philosophy and the Social Sciences
ML-322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20From Page to Screen: Adapting the European Classics
MS-302Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media, Gender and Sexuality
MS-306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Digital Futures
MS-307Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Practical Web Technologies
MS-309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Online Journalism
MS-310Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Dissertation Preparation
MS-311Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Dissertation
MS-323Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Video Production
MS-327Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Radio Production
MS-332Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Drama and Documentary on Screen
MSP300RSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Strategy, Marketing and Branding
MSS302Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Signing the Screen: Film and Television Authorship
MSS312Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Media & Communication Internship
MSW302Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Drama a Dogfen ar y sgrîn
MSW305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cynhyrchu a Gwerthu: Cynhyrchiad Aml-blatfform
MSW306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Strategaeth, Brandio a Marchnata

Description

Choosing Law and Media will enable you to expand your intellectual and creative practice skills in the context of two disciplines, which touch upon every aspect of human endeavour.  The programme shapes the way we see others, and ourselves and can be a powerful tool for social change, good and bad. As the degree progresses you will notice a marked improvement in your ability to manage large amounts of materials, to express yourself in an organised and convincing manner both in writing and orally, to evaluate the strength of arguments you encounter, and enhance your social networking and public relations skills. Not only will this give you a sense of personal satisfaction, but you will also have acquired skills which are highly relevant to a range of career options attracting competitive salaries.

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.

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 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 please visit: LLB Employability Information

Media graduates have entered careers in print journalism, marketing, broadcasting and much more. The most recent addition to the list of employers with strong ties to Media and Communication is ITV Wales.

Example destinations* of some of our recent graduates:

  • Huw James Solicitors
  • Eversheds Solicitors
  • The Welsh Government

Examples of further study* followed by our graduates:

  • Legal Practice Course (LPC)
  • 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

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.

Students are taught creative media in a designated MAC lab.

Students studying video and documentary making have access to our virtual studio, camera equipment and editing suite.

Student Quotes

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. "

Christina Deas had a short PR work placement, which opened the door to further opportunities:

“I thoroughly enjoyed my placement at MGB. I felt that I was really involved with the work that the team were doing and that I helped out as much as I could. Everyone at MGB were so friendly and I felt totally welcomed and comfortable in the office. I have now been offered a year’s placement as an apprentice with MGB, working with them for one day a week. I am completely shocked by the offer and am over the moon to say the least! I will take up the offer, as the work is flexible and will not interfere with my study.”

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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