A law degree is the most adaptable of academic qualifications. Law graduates have an excellent record of employability because they are educated to think logically, articulate arguments clearly and in a concise way, and how to use evidence and rules.
Law degrees at the University of South Wales prepare you for the world of work, whether that’s within the legal world or in a related area. Rated Top in Wales for teaching quality and student experience (The Times Good University Guide 2021), our facilities in the Law school include a courtroom with digital video facilities, a legal practice library and dedicated teaching and practice rooms. As our facilities are modern and in line with what you can expect in the workplace, you can take part in a range of activities, including moots and mock trials in our Moot Court.
To ‘LLB (Hons) Law graduates will have satisfied the academic stage of training set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board for progression to the vocational stage of training. By graduation, LLB (Hons) Legal Practice (Exempting) students will also have completed their academic and vocational stages of legal training, so they are able to enter into a training contract with a firm of solicitors as soon as they graduate.
Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our Law courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.
Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.
USW's Law degree is recognised as a qualifying law degree (QLD) for professional purposes in the UK. Many of our courses are recognised by the Solicitors Regulations Authority and the Bar Standards Board giving you a competitive edge and preparing you for progression into becoming a solicitor or a barrister.
Law at USW ranks top 10 in the UK for teaching quality, academic support and student voice (NSS 2019). Our Law school facilities include a courtroom with digital video facilities, a legal practice library and dedicated teaching and practice rooms. As our facilities are modern and in line with what you can expect in the workplace, you can take part in a range of activities, including moots and mock trials in our Moot Court.
100% of our Law graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation (Graduate Survey2018). We work with the legal services sector to offer valuable work placements, where you can practise your new legal skills and understand the realities of the workplace. You can also volunteer with the University’s Legal Advice Clinic during your studies providing free legal advice to members of the public and small businesses allowing you to put theoretical studies into practice.
With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life, night life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside.
Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their field, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise.
Meet friends for life, join clubs and societies, experience campus life, benefit from a huge array of facilities and equipment and study a course that will shape the rest of your life.
Dedicated onsite and online support, advice and mentoring will ensure you're heard and supported. Our support services are at the forefront of addressing the challenges that modern-life brings.
Employability is at the heart of everything. So much so that a lot of our teaching is informed by what happens in the real world and the skills you’ll need for your chosen career.
Many of our courses have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. This allows you to gain a qualification recognised in your profession, such as an ACCA or LPC.