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

Wooden gavel standing on a wooden standIn this unique new dual degree opportunity, you can complete a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree at Trent University, and also obtain a Law degree from Swansea University College of Law in the UK, in just six years. Not only will you graduate with two degrees, you will also have the opportunity to take your education global, while you learn, travel, explore and live in the UK. Your studies begin at Trent for years 1 and 2 where you will pursue one of ten Bachelor of Arts Honours degrees. In year 3, you will transfer to the picturesque coastal city of Swansea in the UK to complete three years of law at Swansea University, where you will obtain your LL.B. degree. For year 6, you will return to Trent and complete your Honours degree credentials, and take several Canadian Law courses that will help prepare you for your required National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) exams, allowing you to take the bar exam and practice law in Canada. 

B.A. Degree Program Options

Political Studies; English Literature; Environmental & Resource Studies; Economics; Gender & Women's Studies; History; International Development Studies; Philosophy; Sociology; Canadian Studies

NEW Options for 2018*: Business Administration; Media Studies; Cultural Studies; Indigenous Studies

*pending approval

Degree Type

  • B.A. (Honours)
  • LL.B.

The Trent Advantage

  • Complete a dual degree, earning your B.A. Honours and your LL.B. in just six years
  • Combine your interest in law with another passion, choosing from a wide variety of B.A. programs
  • Direct admission to a renowned and respected common law program upon completion of your first two years at Trent – no need to apply separately or write the LSATs
  • Guaranteed residence for your first year at Trent AND your first year at Swansea

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General Admission 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 Specific Prerequisites:

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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