LLB Law and Media

  1. UCAS code:
    MP47
    Duration:
    3yrs Full-time
  2. Typical offer:
    AAB-BBB
  3. 95%Student Satisfaction

Course Overview

The LLB Law and Media 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

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

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)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip
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
MS-200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Theorising the Media
MS-235Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media Law
MSS236Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Media Law Extended Project

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 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 Wales If 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
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
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
LAA324Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Human Rights Law
LAA326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Foundations in Legal PracticeIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304,305,308,309,322,331,332,333,335,339,340,348 or 368.
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.
LAA332Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Human Rights of Children
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.
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 LAA304,305,308,309,322,326,331,332,333,335,339,340 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 and 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 and 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 or 348.
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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 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Language in the Media
EN-306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Writing for Radio and Screen
EN-309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Creative Non Fiction
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
MSS312Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Media & Communication Internship
MSW302Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Drama a Dogfen ar y sgrîn
MSW303Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Traethawd Estynedig Cyfryngau
MSW304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Iaith a'r Cyfryngau
MSW305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cynhyrchu a Gwerthu: Cynhyrchiad Aml-blatfform
MSW306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Strategaeth, Brandio a Marchnata
MSW307Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Traethawd Estynedig Cysylltiadau Cyhoeddus
MSW308Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cyfathrebu Corfforaethol

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.

Alternative entry requirements can be found here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/entry-requirements/

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: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements/english-requirements/

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 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 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

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):

  • 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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