Swansea University Courses
Swansea University Courses
Swansea University Law College
Undergraduate Courses and Teaching
Swansea offers a variety of Single Honours and Joint Honours LL.B programmes which have been validated by the Indian Bar Council (for further information, please see: http://www.barcouncilofindia.org/about/legal-education/list-of-foreign-universities-whose-degrees-in-law-are-recognised-by-the-bar-council-of-india/ )
- LLB Single Honours
- Law and American Studies (3 Years)
- Law and American Studies (4 Years)
- Law and Criminology (3 Years)
- Law and Economics (3 Years)
- Law and French (4 Years)
- Law and German (4 Years)
- Law and History (3 Years)
- Law and Italian (4 Years)
- Law and Politics (3 Years)
- Law and Spanish (4 Years)
- Law and Welsh (3 or 4 Years)
Those students who enter the School of Law at Level 1 will follow a revised curriculum for its LLB programmes which sets it apart from most other UK Law schools and has been designed to provide greater choice and opportunity. For single honours students, this will be most evident at Level 3 which will be composed entirely of optional modules. Final year students will therefore be able to ‘specialise’ by selecting to study related options, e.g. commercial subjects such as Commercial Law and E-Commerce, or they may simply ‘pick and mix’. For Joint Honours students, the aim is to provide a significantly improved level of choice at Level 3 while ensuring that students meet the required 180 credit threshold to achieve a Qualifying Law Degree.
All modules are examined principally by unseen examination. These examinations take two forms being the traditional, closed-book, written examination and the one day take-home examination. Most examinations are held during May and June while some are held in January. In many modules, the examinations are complemented by an essay which can be prepared over a number of months. Some modules also incorporate some form of continuous assessment which can provide for up to 30% of the final mark. The one exception to these forms of assessment is the project which can be undertaken in the final year. This is an extended essay on a subject chosen by the student and approved by a member of staff. Also the School coordinates a programme of mooting activities for students, which is intended to develop legal skills of analysis and interpretation, but also personal skills of argument and public speaking. Our students have recently successfully competed at national competitions, including those organised by the Inns of Court and the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting.
Standard are offered for the various Single honours and Joint Honours programmes is 75% average in the various Indian Standard XII exams (i.e. Indian School Certificate; All India Secondary School Certificate; Higher Secondary School Certificate etc.) including a minimum score of 65% in English at Standard XII as an alternative to IELTS 6.0 (at least 5.5 in all components).
The University also consider students with 3 year BA degrees. For both the Standard XII and BA degree applicants, admission is at Level 1 in accordance with the validation document.
Postgraduate courses and teaching
Postgraduate legal education at Swansea embraces both supervised research and taught specialist LLM degrees in
- International Maritime Law,
- International Commercial Law,
- International Trade Law,
- International Commercial and Maritime Law and
- Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice
The degrees are of interest to domestic, European and international students. Our LLM programmes attract students from all over the world. Teaching is research-led and practice-driven aiming at producing global graduates educated and equipped for distinguished personal and professional achievement. Teaching methods are geared towards our students’ needs, conducted mainly through seminars and tutorials in small classes. All LLM courses are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, with a 50% weighting normally given to each component in the final total assessment. To supplement the academic programme, the School runs a ‘Guest Lecture Scheme’ designed to enhance the practical and professional experience of our LLM students by introducing them to professionals from the City, policy makers, lawyers and insurers.
Postgraduate teaching, research excellence and job prospects. In the most recent Teaching Quality Assessment conducted by the UK Quality Assurance Agency, the teaching in the School was awarded the highest rating possible of ‘Commendable’, confirming the excellent standard of teaching.
Members of the School’s LLM team are active in research and are at the cutting edge of their discipline, publishing books and articles at the highest level. Consequently, in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), an evaluation of the quality of research underway across the UK higher education institutions, 95% of research conducted in the Law School has been recognised to have achieved an international standard. This breadth of international level research activity was attained by only 11 of the 67 law Schools taking part in the RAE exercise.
The School enjoys close links with many City law firms. For example, one of the professors on the LLM programme was a senior partner, and is now a consultant with, Ince & Co, a leading London law firm, well known for its expertise in international trade, insurance and shipping law. The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL) provides training programmes for London City solicitors, P & I (protection and indemnity) Clubs and shipping organisations. The Swansea LLM is well known internationally. Many of our graduates secure employment shortly after completing their degrees. Several international firms keep a close relationship with the School and regularly send representatives for guest lectures and graduate recruitment purposes. Also every year the School of Law hosts the LLM Careers & Networking Fair which is attended by representatives from a wide range of local and international organisations. The Fair enables our LLM students to meet and talk face to face with representatives from the organisations that specialise in different areas of Law including: commercial, intellectual property, shipping and transport, insurance, as well as international trade and also get valuable advice on the recruitment process from their prospective employers.
Candidates are required to have a good initial degree in law or a cognate discipline, i.e. 60% or CGPA 6.5 (55% or CGPA 6.0 for top 50 institutions, as stipulated by India Today). A candidate may also be admitted by showing proof of relevant experience in the proposed area of study, such as professional, commercial, business or financial experience. In addition, prospective LLM students will be expected to satisfy the requirements of proficiency in the English language, that is to say a minimum score of 70% in English at Standard XII or IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 (at least 6.0 in all components).
College of Human and Health Sciences
At the College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University are forerunners in meeting Human and Health Science demands. Students from Health, Nursing, Midwifery, Social Care and Psychology departments are provided an exciting and dynamic environment in choosing an academic or professional career.
Link to the College of Human and Health Sciences webpage:
Information on the College of Human and Health Sciences:
International Prospectus- College of Human and Health Sciences
Alongside these programs, also attached are the up-to-date flyers for Nursing programs:
BSc Professional Nursing Studies – third year entry (one- year duration): BSc Professional Nursing Studies NEW
MSc Nursing: MSc Nursing for International Students
Also to introduce a new program: MA Education for the Health Professions.
Swansea University will also run Pre Sessional English programs within the College of Human and Health Sciences.: