Law Degrees

Law at the Business School of Tomorrow

A Law degree is one of the most adaptable academic qualifications as it will teach you to think logically, articulate clear and concise arguments, and how to use evidence and rules. Law courses from the South Wales Business School will help you prepare for your future within the legal industry and further afield through real-world experiences. You can expect a blend of challenge-based teaching and learning in workshops, simulations, and during placements with both industry partners and the Legal Advice Clinic as employability and industry engagement are at the core of our Law School.

Law at USW is rated top in Wales for academic support, assessment and feedback - NSS 2023

Why study Law with the business school of tomorrow?

Professional Recognition 

Our Law degrees will give you a competitive advantage in your career as they focus on the foundations of legal knowledge, as recommended by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. 

Studying LLB Legal Practice (SQE) with the South Wales Business School will not only prepare you to sit the first Solicitor's Qualification Exams, but it will help you to develop the key skills which are essential for lawyers. These skills will also assist you with your SQE2 assessments.

Internships and Placements

We work with the legal services sector to offer valuable work placements which allow you to practise your new legal skills while understanding the realities of the workplace. The Senedd, Citizens Advice, RCT County Borough Council and Hugh James are just some of the work placements which have been undertaken by our LLB Law Students in recent years. 

With Clinical Legal Education embedded in all of our courses, every student will be part of the process to enable access to justice under the supervision of practicing solicitors and lecturers at USW’s Legal Advice Clinic.  

Consultancy and Industry Links

Our Law School is professional and with employability at the core of its curriculum. Our lecturers and teaching staff have a wealth of experience as they currently work or have worked in the industry. 

We also host a range of expert guest speakers who provide context and real-life examples relevant to the topics you will study. As well as our strong industry links, our students can also expect networking opportunities and working lunches.


Top facilities to help you learn

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South Wales Business School has all the professional facilities you will need to help you learn. From mock trials in our moot courtroom to immersive real-world experiences in our Hydra Simulation Centre, you can enjoy a blend of traditional and hands-on learning. 

Legal Advice Clinic

Legal Advice Clinic

Volunteer or take part in live projects with our Legal Advice Clinic where you will give supervised free advice to real members of the public. 

Satisfied students


Results from the National Student Survey 2022 showed that 94% of our LLB (Hons) students were satisfied with their course. 

Law courses

Undergraduate Degrees

Gain an in-depth understanding of the diverse nature of law and develop a range of skills to help advance careers to be solicitors or barristers or different career paths.

Degree with Foundation Year also available.

This course allows students who have previously completed at least 120 credits at Higher Education, Level Four, to study LLB Law.

This course will challenge you as it focuses on criminal justice while combining the foundations of legal knowledge with criminal law.

Gain an LLM qualification in addition to your Legal Practice Course, if you started a Law Degree or GDL before 1 September 2021.

Postgraduate Degrees

Gain an internationally recognised LLM qualification in addition to your Legal Practice Course with this course which uses study and assessment provided by the SRA.

This course is open to law and non-law graduates and provides an opportunity to build a course to suit your interests and career goals

This SQE preparation course covers the Foundation Knowledge One and To subjects as well as an introduction to SQE2 whilst also providing the opportunity to gain qualifying work experience through our Legal Advice Clinic.

Gain an internationally recognised LLM qualification which focuses on International Commercial Law to improve career prospects and develop your research profile.

This course offers a flexible approach to postgraduate study for those who are already in the legal sector so they can tailor the programme to their specific needs and career goals.

This leads to a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice and includes SRA approved study and assessment which you will need to qualify as a solicitor if you started a Law Degree or GDL before September 1, 2021.

A part of our comprehensive range of postgraduate LLM programmes, this course focuses on how technology has an impact on both law and society. 

Upcoming Open Days

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Undergraduate Campus Open Day

Discover USW's range of professionally-recognised law courses, designed with a focus on employability.  


Undergraduate Campus Open Day

Discover USW's range of professionally-recognised law courses, designed with a focus on employability.  

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