Combine a qualifying law degree with studying the history, culture, and politics of the most influential nation on earth.
Our Joint Honours Law and American Studies gives you a comprehensive grounding in the seven areas covered by a qualifying law degree; Contract Law, Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity and Trusts, EU Law, Law of Tort and Public Law.
Alongside this, you will explore key aspects of American politics, literature, film, history, and society.
Throughout your studies, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing.
WHY LAW AND AMERICAN STUDIES AT SWANSEA?
Based between the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law and the College of Arts and Humanities, you will benefit from two outstanding research and teaching environments.
Both elements of this joint honours programme have enviable reputations. Law at Swansea is ranked:
- Top 250 in the world (QS World Rankings)
- 6th for teaching quality (NSS Teaching, Guardian University Guide 2019)
- 7th for career prospects (Guardian University Guide 2019)
- Top law school in Wales (Times & Sunday Times 2019)
We are the leading centre in Wales for American Studies, which is ranked:
- 1st in the UK for student satisfaction with course (Guardian University Guide 2019)
- Top 10 in the UK for American Studies (Times and Sunday Times 2019)
- Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (Times and Sunday Times 2019)
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top five for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
YOUR LAW AND AMERICAN STUDIES EXPERIENCE
Our degree structure with a range of optional modules gives you plenty of scope to tailor your studies to your particular interests, career goals, or ambitions.
You have the option of spending a year studying in the United States between your second and final year, broadening your skills and experience with one of our partners.
We can support you with arranging work placement opportunities in a wide range of settings, both in the UK and abroad.
LAW AND AMERICAN STUDIES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
A qualifying law degree opens the door to many opportunities within the legal and criminal justice systems, including roles with the police, victim support, and prison and probation services.
The experience and skills you will gain on this course will also prepare you for careers in law and other areas such as education, business, media, or public services, as well as for further training to become a solicitor or barrister.