Law students rated USW top 15 in the UK for student satisfaction - National Student Survey 2021
Work with the Legal Advice Clinic (under qualified supervision) to provide legal advice to real clients
Our modern facilities are in line with what you can expect in the workplace
We work with the legal services sector to offer valuable work placements for our students
Experience the Court Room
A law degree is the most adaptable of academic qualifications. Graduates have an excellent record of employability as they are educated to think logically, articulate arguments clearly and in a concise way, and how to use evidence and rules.
A law degree at USW prepares you for the world of work, whether that’s within the legal world or in a related area. 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.
By graduating from specific courses, graduates may have satisfied the academic and vocational stages of legal training set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board allowing them to enter into a training contract with a firm of solicitors as soon as they graduate.
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.
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 Survey 2018). 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.
A law degree at USW is recognised by professional bodies and ensures you're prepared for the challenging but rewarding world of Law with realistic and modern facilities and placements with firms such as Hugh James and NewLaw.
A postgraduate law degree enhances your ability to engage in critical academic study and research. Some of our PG courses offer a flexible approach, allowing you to tailor the course to your interests and needs for progression in your career and academically.
Experience South Wales
The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.
With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside.
We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.
Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales.
You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course. For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.
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CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
Put Theory into Practice
A course at USW is more than just a degree. We create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. People who are ready to build their careers and have the mindset to succeed through a degree that is 100% focused on what employers need in the future.
From projects based on working practices to time in the workplace through internships and placements, we’ll help you to build job-ready skills and gain relevant experience for your career. We also offer practical help with completing job applications and practising interview techniques. Support is available every step of the way.
Ready to apply? We can't wait to welcome you to the #USWFamily. You can apply via UCAS or USW.
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Make friends for life, try out lots of new things and become more independent than ever before.
Where you live is just as important as what you study. Let's find your home away from home.