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Swansea University

Law and Politics

UCAS Code: LM21
LLB (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-136

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • Law by area
Student score
81% MED
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17.5k LOW
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-AAB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

All undergraduate programmes offered by the School of Law are designated as qualifying law degrees for the purposes of eligibility for the vocational stage of legal training (Legal Practice Course [solicitors] and Bar Professional Training Course [barristers]). A distinctive feature of our programmes is that all the compulsory foundation modules required for a qualifying law degree are completed during the first two years of study (levels one and two), which leaves our students with a wide range of choices during their final year (level three). The benefit of this approach is that it gives our students the autonomy to choose from an impressive array of optional modules thereby enabling them to tailor their degree to their interests, career plans and strengths. In effect, students are provided with the opportunity to create for themselves quite a specialist law degree, one that will demonstrate, to the outside world, their commitment to a particular area of law.

Modules

Year 1: Public law; tort; contract; EU law; law of property 1: land law; politics 1 and 2. Year 2: Criminal law; 3 politics options, with at least 2 from: the history of political thought; international relations; democracy, civil society and the state; property law 1 (land law); legal skills. Year 3: Law of property 2 (equity and trusts); legal skills; 2 law options; 3 politics options, including the 3rd module from level 2 if not already taken.

Swansea University

Singleton Campus

Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
16%
84%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

11%
89%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
54%
46%

Year 1

69%
31%

Year 2

67%
29%
4%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

61%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
29% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
286 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £17.5k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
62% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
297 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% LOW
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are legal professionals

22%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive – often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into. If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification and many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion – about one in 17 last year– of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Psychology, business and social studies are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.
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