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Swansea University

Swansea University is located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom and is the third largest university in Wales in terms of the number of students. The university was founded in 1920 and is a vibrant, research-led institution at the forefront of academic and scientific discovery. Located in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the magnificent Gower Peninsula, the university is situated on a beautiful and desirous location.

Swansea University has approximately 12,500 students and offers over 500 undergraduate and 130 postgraduate courses in a variety of subject areas. A full range of social, cultural and sporting amenities complements the campus lifestyle and contributes to the strong sense of community that the university embraces.

The law school

The Swansea University School of Law is a dynamic law school which hosts two specialist research centres: the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law and the Centre for Environmental and Energy Law and Policy. Within these centres, world-leading academic research is undertaken by academics with international reputations.

The law school is committed to legal scholarship and research across a diversity of research initiatives in both traditional and ground-breaking areas of enquiry. The school offers a complete legal education in its undergraduate and postgraduate programs and courses leading to professional recognition, including the Legal Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law.

Tuition fees

The standard annual fee for Home/EU students enrolled on a postgraduate program is £3,440. This amount is subject to change.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a good initial degree in law or related discipline. Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.

The Program

The extensive range of LLM degrees gives students the advantage of choice and specialization. For the student who does not wish to specialize there is a general LLM postgraduate degree available (LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law).

All the programs have been developed with the view of providing students with a sound and relevant body of information and understanding.

All the postgraduate degrees are modular, with students required to accumulate 180 credits to graduate. In appropriate circumstances a student may graduate with a Merit or Distinction.

Each program is divided into Parts I and II. Part I is made up of 4 taught modules at 30 credits each. Part II is composed of two projects (LLM Research Projects) which is weighted at 60 credits. The LLM Research Projects will customarily be researched and written up over the summer period following the successful completion of the taught modules and is designed to enable LLM students to develop their research skills.

A student who successfully completes only Part I will be entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma.

The assessment of the taught modules is by a combination of an examination and coursework. The choice of which list of courses may be selected will depend on the particular specialist degree the student wishes to study.

Students may pursue any of the following specialist postgraduate degrees (there are 4 courses within each specialty):
-- LLM in International Maritime Law
-- LLM in International Trade Law
-- LLM in International Commercial Law
-- LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law
-- LLM in International Business Law
-- LLM in Law and Globalization

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