Law & Arts / Law & Business: Trent/Swansea Dual Degree (LL.B. & B.A./B.B.A.)

Not only will you graduate with two degrees in just six years, but you’ll also have the chance to take your education global while you learn, travel, explore, and live abroad.

“When I first heard about this program I felt like it was basically designed for me. It had everything I was looking for. The dual degree offers a really interesting way to study abroad while pursuing my dreams of law.” 

Alexis Rudat, Law & Arts (Philosophy

If a career in law is what you want, this is the program for you. In this one-of-a-kind program, you will undertake either a Bachelor of Arts Honours or a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Trent – Ontario’s #1 undergrad university, while also obtaining a law degree from Swansea University’s renowned Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law in the UK – no need to write the LSATs.

How the Program Works

The first two years of your degree take place at Trent, where you’ll pursue your choice of 14 degree options. In third year, you’ll transfer to the coastal city of Swansea in Wales to complete three years of law studies, earning your Bachelor of Laws degree. Once your LL.B. is complete, you’ll return to Trent to complete your Honours degree credentials. By simultaneously taking several Canadian Law courses in your final year at Trent, you’ll be well-prepared for the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) exams, enabling you to take the required steps to practice law in Canada.

Degree Program Options

Business Administration*; Canadian Studies; Cultural Studies; Economics; English Literature*; Environmental & Resource Studies; Gender & Women’s Studies; History*; Indigenous Studies; International Development Studies; Media Studies*; Philosophy*; Political Studies; Sociology*

 * degree option offered at both Peterborough and Trent Durham GTA campuses

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A. (Honours)
  • B.B.A.
  • LL.B.


  • Durham GTA
  • Peterborough

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  • Combining your law degree with your choice of B.A. or B.B.A. degree means that you will graduate with a unique set of skills and perspectives
  • Meet and learn from top law professionals through our Visiting Lawyers in Residence program
  • Join the Trent Law Society and benefit from field trips, workshops, and events, all with a focus on law and the legal system
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"Trent makes it possible to study what you like and get where you want to be."

Alexis Rudat

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Lawyer
  • Advisor
  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator
  • Politician
  • Policy Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Lobbyist
  • Law Clerk
  • Judge
  • Ombudsperson
  • International Development Officer
  • Paralegal

Popular Courses:

  • History of Incarceration
  • Justice and Rights
  • The legal Environment of Business
  • Law, Rights, and Development
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Criminal Code
  • Local Dynamics of Change
  • Global Migration
  • Government and Politics in the Middle East
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • A minimum of 80% overall final average. Students required to complete an internal application indicating the intent to continue onto studies at Swansea University. This application will be due in January of the students’ second year of study at Trent.
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