MLaw Human Rights

2018 Clearing and Adjustment Availability

We expect to have a limited number of places available for Late, Clearing and Adjustment applicants for 2018 on a range of programmes.  Entry requirements might vary from those shown below.  For information on vacancies and applying late or through Clearing or Adjustment, visit our dedicated 2018 Clearing and Adjustment pages

Course Overview

Study MLaw Human Rights at Swansea University and you will gain a qualifying law degree followed by a Masters level qualification in Human Rights, with both elements 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

  • A 4 year programme which will offer you both a qualifying law degree and a Masters level qualification in Human rights
  • A bursary will be available in the final year so as to reflect our fees for that year’s LLM in Human Rights.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • The option of choosing from an extensive list of optional modules in the second, third and fourth years of study
  • 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

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
Optional Modules 

Choose Minimum Of 15 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select between 15 or 30 credits from the list below. Please ensure that optional module selections are balanced for semester 1 and semester 2.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
LAA210Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Family Law: Parents & Children
LAA211Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Family Law: Adult Relationships
LAA213Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15World Trade Law
LAA214Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Environmental Law 1 - Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA216Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Nature Conservation Law
LAA217Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Employment Law: Rights and Obligations
LAA218Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Employment Law: Enforcing RightsYou can only select this module if you have pursued LAA217 in semester 1.
LAA220Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Medical Law
LAA224Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Human Rights Law
LAA227Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Media Law
AND
Optional Modules 

Choose Maximum Of 15 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You may select 15 credits from the list below. Please ensure that optional module selections are balanced for semester 1 and semester 2.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
LAA212Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Commercial Sales
LAA226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Foundations in Legal Practice
LAA228Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Human Rights & Social Justice
LAA230Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Human Rights of Children

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Optional Modules 

Choose Minimum Of 80 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select between 80 and 120 credits from the list below. Please ensure that modules selected are balanced between semester 1 and semester 2. If you wish to apply for LAA339 Dissertation or LAA340 Work Placement Research Project or LAA364/365 Miscarriage of Justice Project, please follow the instruction on MyLaw in the module selections folder. Until your application has been approved ensure that you select 120 credits in total.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ASC303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Young Offenders and Youth Justice
ASC316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminalisation of Sex
LAA301Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Family Law: Parents & Children
LAA302Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Family Law: Adult Relationships
LAA304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20World Trade Law
LAA306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Procedure and Sentencing
LAA310Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Environmental Law 1 - Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA312Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Nature Conservation Law
LAA314Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Employment Law: Rights and Obligations
LAA315Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Employment Law: Enforcing Rights
LAA320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Terrorism: The Legal Response
LAA322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Research with children
LAA323Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Evidence Law and Psychology
LAA324Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Human Rights Law
LAA327Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media Law
LAA328Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cybercrime
LAA329Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Human Rights & Social Justice
LAA330Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medical Law
LAA332Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Human Rights of Children
LAA333Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20International Law - Principles and Procedures
LAA344Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Multi-level Governance
LAA368Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Street Law
LAA399Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Medical Law: Reproduction
AND
Optional Modules 

Choose Maximum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You may select up to 40 credits from the list below.Please ensure that modules selected are balanced between semester 1 and semester 2

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ASC319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Serious Crime and Social Harm
ASC320Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Diversity, Crime & Criminal Justice
ASC321Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sexual Crimes
LAA303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Commercial Sales
LAA305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cyfraith Hywel
LAA318Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of Agreements
LAA319Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of DominanceYou may only select this module if you have pursued LAA318 in semester 1.
LAA321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminal Evidence
LAA326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Foundations in Legal Practice
LAA335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Jurisprudence
LAA336Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Company Law: Incorporation, Constitution and Control
LAA337Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Company Law: Governance, Rights and LiquidationYou may only select this module if you have pursued LAA336 or LAA236
LAA341Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sports Law and Liability
LAA342Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Legal Issues in Sport
LAA343Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Legislation
LAA348Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cymraeg y Gyfraith
LAA349Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Comparative Constitutional Law
LAA366Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Clinical Legal EducationAvailable to a limited number of students. You may not take this module if you have chosen 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

Year 4 (Level 7)

FHEQ 7 Advanced Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
LAAM00Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20International Human Rights Law
LAAM08Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Human Rights Implementation
LAAM12Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Researching Human Rights
Optional Modules

Description

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 will consist entirely of optional modules allowing you to shape your own learning.‌

Year 4 will specialise in Human Rights, with core compulsory modules combined with a wide variety of optional modules giving you the ability to structure your Masters qualification.

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 also 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

Indian applicants 

This course is recognised by the Bar Council of India if certain conditions are satisfied.

 

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.

 

Students accepted onto the MLaw will receive a reduction in fees for the final year.

It is therefore requirement of entry to the final year that the student has a 2:1 average overall for years 2 and 3.

Students who do not achieve a 2:1 average for years 2 and 3 will be able to graduate with a qualifying law degree (LLB). 

 

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
MLaw (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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