The School of Law has achieved further success in the National Student Survey (NSS), hitting an even higher position this year in the rankings of all law schools in the UK.

In NSS 2013, Swansea Law School came 16th out of 97 law schools in the UK, and achieved the highest student satisfaction levels in Wales for teaching and feedback. 94 per cent of students on the Swansea LLB were satisfied with the quality of the course. Students awarded particularly high marks for teaching, with 94 per cent of students thinking that Swansea Law staff are good at explaining things and 91 per cent saying that the course is intellectually stimulating. Swansea Law School also achieved results greater than the sector upper quartile in assessment and feedback and academic support. The School is top in Wales for the promptness and quality of feedback to students.

Swansea Law School also performs very strongly on employability. In the latest official survey, 94 per cent of Swansea LLB graduates recorded being in employment and/or further study, and 67 per cent of those employed held a professional or managerial job six months after the course. Students have the benefit of dedicated employability sessions with our Employability Champion, Dr Jon Howden-Evans, and they are encouraged to take part in the Swansea Employability Award. A range of employability initiatives helps give Swansea graduates the edge over other applicants.

Ruth Costigan, the Director of Undergraduate Studies at Swansea Law School said, ‘To be in the top 20 of all law schools again this year is a tribute to the talent, hard work and dedication of colleagues and students. Our consistently high ranking shows that we are getting it right for our students when they are studying for their degrees and when they enter the job market or continue to postgraduate study and training. We put a lot of care and effort into delivering an outstanding legal education and it’s very pleasing to see the excellence of our student experience recognised again.’

The National Student Survey (NSS) is a comprehensive survey of students’ views across the UK, carried out by Ipsos-MORI. The survey is anonymous. The full results can be found at