School of Law Hits the Top 20 in Student Satisfaction

The School of Law at Swansea University has recorded another stellar performance in the official National Student Survey, published in September 2012. Swansea Law School came 17th out of 96 law schools in the UK, and achieved the highest student satisfaction levels in Wales overall. 94 per cent of students on the Swansea LLB felt that they were satisfied with the quality of the course. Students awarded particularly high marks in questions relating to teaching, with 95 per cent of students thinking that Swansea law staff are good at explaining things and 93 per cent saying that the course is intellectually stimulating.

In addition to recording high levels of student satisfaction, the Law School performed strongly on the issue of employability. 90 per cent of Swansea LLB graduates recorded being in employment and/or further study, and 62 per cent of those employed held a professional or managerial job six months after the course.

Professor Jukka Snell, the Director of Undergraduate Studies at Swansea Law School said: ‘This is a tremendous achievement. The students are pleased with all aspects of their experience here, but it is particularly satisfying to see how highly they rate the teaching on our LLB. This speaks volumes about the dedication and skills of my colleagues. It is also excellent to see that the great majority of our students quickly secure a graduate job or continue to postgraduate study after their course. We have put a lot of effort into our employability initiatives, such as ground-breaking placement schemes, and this is really paying off.’

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