LLB Single Honours Law

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Course Overview

Study LLB Law Single Honours at Swansea University and you will gain a qualifying law degree taught by industry experts in a supportive environment. 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

  • Top 250 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.
  • Extensive range of work placement opportunities both domestic and international, incl. Botswana, California & Dublin
  • Opportunity to undertake a year abroad at the end of year 2
  • Year 3 consists entirely of optional modules – with over 35 to choose from!
  • Experiential learning (Clinical Legal Education, Miscarriage of Justice Project)
  • Combined UG/Masters level degree: MLaw
  • The opportunity to enter annual mooting competitions
  • Learn through lectures (which are recorded), seminars and tutorials

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
LAA100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Contract Law 1
LAA101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15European Law 1
LAA102Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Public Law 1
LAA103Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Law of Tort 1
LAA108Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Contract Law 2
LAA109Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15European Law 2
LAA110Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public Law 2
LAA111Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Law of Tort 2

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 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

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Law Semester 1 Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Either choose 60 credits of Law modules from this list, or if you would like to choose a Criminology module, go to the list below. If you choose a Criminology Module you must choose 40 credits of Law modules for Semester 1.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
LAA302Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Family Law: Adult Relationships
LAA303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Commercial Sales
LAA305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Legal History of Wales
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
LAA330Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medical Law
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
LAA364Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Miscarriage of Justice Project Available to a limited number of students. You may not take this and LAA365.
LAA366Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Clinical Legal EducationAvailable to a limited number of students. You may not take this and LAA367.
OR
Criminology Semester 1 Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You may choose ONE of the following modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ASC303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Young Offenders and Youth Justice
ASC319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Serious Crime and Social Harm
AND
Law Semester 1 Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose 40 credits 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)20Legal History of Wales
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
LAA330Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medical Law
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
LAA364Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Miscarriage of Justice Project Available to a limited number of students. You may not take this and LAA365
LAA366Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Clinical Legal EducationAvailable to a limited number of students. You may not take this and LAA367
AND
Law Semester 2 Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Either choose 60 credits of Law modules from this list, or if you would like to choose a Criminology module, go to the list below. If you choose a Criminology Module you must choose 40 credits of Law modules for Semester 2.

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
LAA311Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Environmental Law 2 - Non-Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA312Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Nature Conservation Law
LAA315Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Employment Law: Enforcing RightsTo choose this module you must have pursued LAA314 or LAA217
LAA319Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of DominanceTo choose this module you must have pursued LAA318
LAA322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Human rights-based research 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
LAA331Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20International Dispute Settlement
LAA337Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Company Law: Governance, Rights and LiquidationTo choose 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
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
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 Law
LAA399Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Medical Law: Reproduction
OR
Criminology Semester 2 Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You may select ONE of the Criminology modules below.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ASC316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminalisation of Sex
ASC320Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Diversity, Crime & Criminal Justice
ASC321Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sexual Crimes
AND
Law Semester 2 Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose 40 credits 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
LAA311Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Environmental Law 2 - Non-Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA312Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Nature Conservation Law
LAA315Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Employment Law: Enforcing RightsTo choose this module you must have pursued LAA314 or LAA217
LAA319Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of DominanceTo choose this module you must have pursued LAA318
LAA322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Human rights-based research 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
LAA331Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20International Dispute Settlement
LAA337Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Company Law: Governance, Rights and LiquidationTo choose 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
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
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 Law
LAA399Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Medical Law: Reproduction

Description

Structure

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.

Year 3 consists entirely of optional modules allowing you to shape your own learning:

Optional Law Modules

Support

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 student representatives in each year of our law programme as well as a School representative for undergraduate students. The school also has a dedicated student information office who will be able to offer academic assistance throughout your studies.

Societies

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.

Skills

Law Skills Reduced Size

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

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

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

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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