The LLM Laws course offers a flexible approach to postgraduate study, where you can tailor the programme to suit your specific needs and career aspirations.
This LLM degree is suitable for individuals already working in the legal sector, as well as those looking to increase their knowledge in this area. Outside of term time you will have the opportunity to volunteer in the University’s Legal Advice Clinic. There you will have the chance to put the knowledge and skills you have gained on the course into practice. The Clinic will allow you to engage directly with the legal profession, and work with a number of reputable law firms.
University of South Wales is a Top 50 Law School, according to Guardian League Tables, and prides itself on its excellent teaching and student support.
2021/22 update: Blended learning approach for USW courses.
[Update excludes online-only courses].
The wellbeing and health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering all of our courses and services as safely as possible. Due to the pandemic, the methods and activities adopted for the coming year may differ from those previously published and may be subject to further change through the course of your study if such change is necessary due to public health concerns, health and safety guidance or in response to Government Guidelines. USW is committed to providing you with a fantastic student experience and a wealth of support, and you can hear how students have benefitted from this approach here: Learn more about blended learning.
What you will study?
- Law of Obligations
- Research Methods
- Frameworks of International and European Law
- Corporate Law
- Commercial and Consumer Law
- International Business and Competition Law
- Law and Order
- Criminal Evidence and Forensics
- Transnational Criminal Law
All students will also study the core modules Law of Obligation, Frameworks of International and European Law and Research methods. Finally, students will complete a written dissertation which is submitted at the end of September in the year following entry onto the degree.
Why Study Law at USW?
There are plenty of reasons why you should consider studying law at the University of South Wales. From first-rate facilities to opportunities for you to put your knowledge into practice and the possibility to work at our Legal Advice Clinic providing advice, delivering client care and engaging with the profession.
- We work with a range of national and local law firms to provide placement opportunities.
- You will be taught by leading experts who use innovative teaching tools and virtual learning environments to share their knowledge and expertise.
- We go the extra mile to support graduate employability; you will be offered the opportunity to get involved in initiatives such as, industry-led guest lectures and employability conferences.
- Law lecturers engage in a variety of research activities which result in the presentation of papers at conferences, the publication of journal articles and textbooks. All our areas of research feed directly into your studies, so you will benefit from a cutting-edge curriculum that is taught by staff who are at the forefront of their subject area. Teaching The LLM is taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials and self-directed learning. Assessment There are no examinations on this degree; all taught modules are assessed by coursework. During the dissertation stage, which runs from late May until the end of September, you will complete an 18,000-word dissertation under the guidance of an academic supervisor.
The LLM Laws is taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials and self-directed learning.
The Law Research Group at the University of South Wales comprises staff with a wide range of academic and practice experience. Their research interests span diverse subject areas, including: constitutional law; criminal law; employment law; equality law; family law; intellectual property law; international human rights; legal education and media law. These interests are showcased in our monthly law blog.
There are no examinations on this degree; all taught modules are assessed by course work. During the dissertation stage, which runs from late May until the end of September, you will complete an 18,000-word dissertation under the guidance of an academic supervisor.
As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.
This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the „Ask a Question” service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.
Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.