LLB Single Honours Law

Course Overview

The Single Honours LLB Programme is far the most popular choice for Law students in the UK. The Single Honours Degree allows students to focus their study solely on Law and to maximise the number of Law options that can be selected as part of their degree Programme.

Key Features

A distinctive feature of our Single Honours programmes is that all the compulsory foundation modules required for a qualifying law degree are completed at Levels 1 and 2, which leaves our students with a wide range of choices at Level 3.

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
LAA200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Criminal Law 1
LAA201Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Equity & Trusts 1
LAA202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Land Law 1
LAA205Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Criminal Law 2
LAA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Equity & Trusts 2
LAA231Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Land Law 2
Optional Modules
Level 2 Optional Modules TB1

Choose Exactly 15 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please choose 15 credits from the list below.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
LAA211Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Family Law: Adult Relationships
LAA214Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Environmental Law 1 - Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA217Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Employment Law: Rights and Obligations
LAA222Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Law - Principles and Procedures
LAA224Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Human Rights Law
LAA228Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Human Rights & Social Justice
LAA229Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Planning Law
LAA236Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Company Law: Incorporation, Constitution and Control
LAA243Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Legislation
AND

Year 3 (Level 6)

HE Level 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Level 3 Optional Modules TB1

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
ASC303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Young Offenders and Youth Justice
ASC316Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminalisation of Sex
ASC321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sexual Crimes
LAA302Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Family Law: Adult Relationships
LAA309Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Start Up Law
LAA310Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Environmental Law 1 - Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA313Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Planning Law
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
LAA329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Human Rights & Social Justice
LAA333Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20International Law - Principles and Procedures
LAA335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Jurisprudence
LAA336Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Company Law: Incorporation, Constitution and Control
LAA338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminal Law Theory
LAA341Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sports Law and Liability
LAA343Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Legislation
AND

Description

Choosing law will enable you to expand your intellectual skills in the context of a discipline which touches upon every aspect of human endeavour. 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, and to evaluate the strength of arguments you encounter. 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. 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 2015/16 are as follows:

UK/EU International
LLB (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £12,100

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to inflationary increases 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.

LLB Law Graduate Entry

The College of Law also offers LLB Law Graduate Entry which is particulary popular with Canadian applicants

Graduate Employability

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.

Following a pilot ‘bootcamp’ of intensive workshops in the summer of 2012, which was supported by recruiters to help fine tune our students’ job application and interview skills, the College provides interactive CV clinics and interview workshops for all undergraduate and postgraduate students.  Working with the College Student Societies, law students have the opportunity to attend networking events and dinners with the legal profession and business world – meeting those who practice the law and those who recruit lawyers.   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

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.

Research

Research at the College of Law

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.

Student Quotes

Jake Loomes:

“Ultimately I was attracted to Swansea by the forward thinking ethos of the College of Law and the clear recognition of the need to provide students not only with passionately delivered lectures, but also with the necessary skills and work opportunities to prepare them for a career post-graduation. “The College of Law at Swansea is one of the top in Wales, and puts great emphasis on facilitating employment opportunities via placements for several students every year  (something that I was privileged enough to be part of during my second year). The unwavering effort and support of my personal and academic tutors has been invaluable in helping me learn and fuelling my passion for the law. I was also attracted to Swansea for its unrivalled location - a stone’s throw away from the beach, Mumbles and the Gower - it really doesn’t get much better than that! “My main career aspiration is to be a barrister at the commercial and chancery bar, an aim that has been reaffirmed as part of my recent Scholarship Award from COMBAR (Commercial Bar Association) which provided me with the opportunity to work with a leading commercial barristers’ chamber in London as well as the opportunity to shadow a High Court Judge.” 

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 Helen Sumner-Obasi
    (Recruitment & Marketing Officer)

    Tel: +44 (0)1792 295859
  • 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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