LLB Senior Status Degree

We guarantee you will be made a conditional offer for 2019 entry on to this course. Please come along to our next Open Day for further information.

Course Overview

The LLB Senior Status Degree at Swansea University is a qualifying law degree taught over two years for non-law graduates from outside the UK. The degree is taught by industry experts in a supportive environment, giving you an understanding of how the criminal justice system works in England and Wales. The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law offers you an exceptional student experience, enhanced employability, and a progressive curriculum, which equips you to understand the changing legal landscape.

Key Features

  • A qualifying Law degree combined with an understanding of the Law in England and Wales
  • 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 are in employment and/or further study. 75% of those employed held a professional or managerial job six months after the course
  • The option of choosing your only modules in both Year 1 and Year 2
  • Experiential learning (Clinical Legal Education, Miscarriage of Justice Project)
  • The opportunity to enter annual mooting competitions
  • Learn through lectures (which are recorded), seminars and tutorials   


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Undergraduate / HEDip
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
LAQ200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Contract Law 1
LAQ201Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15European Law 1
LAQ202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Public Law 1
LAQ203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Law of Tort 1
LAQ208Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Contract Law 2
LAQ209Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15European Law 2
LAQ210Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public Law 2
LAQ211Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Law of Tort 2

Year 2 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Undergraduate / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
LAQ300Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Criminal Law 1
LAQ302Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Land Law 1
LAQ304Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Equity and Trusts 1
LAQ305Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Criminal Law 2
LAQ309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Equity and Trusts 2
LAQ331Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Land Law 2
Optional Modules
Semester 1 optional modules 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select one module from the list below.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
LAA302Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Family Law: Adult Relationships
LAA303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Commercial Sales
LAA305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cyfraith Hywel
LAA310Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Environmental Law 1 - Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA314Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Employment Law: Rights and Obligations
LAA318Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of Agreements
LAA320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Terrorism: The Legal Response
LAA321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminal Evidence
LAA324Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Human Rights Law
LAA328Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cybercrime
LAA330Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medical Law
LAA335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Jurisprudence
LAA336Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Company Law: Incorporation, Constitution and Control
LAA341Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sports Law and Liability
LAA343Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Legislation
LAA366Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Clinical Legal EducationAvailable to a limited number of students. You are not able to take this module if you have selected LAA367.
LAA368Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Street Law
Semester 2 optional modules 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select one module from the list below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
LAA301Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Family Law: Parents & Children
LAA304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20World Trade Law
LAA306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Procedure and Sentencing
LAA312Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Nature Conservation Law
LAA315Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Employment Law: Enforcing RightsTo select this module you must have pursued LAA314 or LAA217.
LAA319Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of DominanceTo select this module you must have pursued LAA318 in semester 1
LAA322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Research with children
LAA323Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Evidence Law and Psychology
LAA326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Foundations in Legal Practice
LAA327Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media Law
LAA329Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Human Rights & Social Justice
LAA332Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Human Rights of Children
LAA333Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20International Law - Principles and Procedures
LAA337Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Company Law: Governance, Rights and LiquidationTo select this module you must have pursued LAA336 or LAA236.
LAA342Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Legal Issues in Sport
LAA344Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Multi-level Governance
LAA348Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cymraeg y Gyfraith
LAA349Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Comparative Constitutional Law
LAA367Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Clinical Legal EducationAvailable to a limited number of students. You are not able to take this module if you have pursued LAA366.
LAA399Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Medical Law: Reproduction



Both 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.

You will have the opportunity to choose your own modules in both years of study, giving you the ability to shape your own learning.


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.


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

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Entry Requirements

A degree in a non-law subject.

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


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 :

Email: international@swansea.ac.uk
Tel: 00 44 (0) 1792 602600