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Course summary

Commercial law provides a comprehensive legal framework to support businesses and enable economic growth. This course examines this framework and how the law protects commercial interests while regulating corporate bodies. The LLB Commercial Law (Hons) course examines the legal mechanisms developed to ensure free-flowing trade and the protection of commercial interests. It also examines how commercial law has evolved to keep pace with changing business practice, whilst also reinforcing ethically and socially responsible commercial behaviours. Acquire knowledge and understanding of legal doctrines, concepts, principles, rules and values in the foundations of legal knowledge subjects and in the specialist area of commercial law. Develop an appreciation of the context in which law operates, and an understanding of the dynamic nature of law, its uncertainty, the need for reform and proposals for such reform including how commercial law responds to meet changes in business priorities. Develop the ability to apply the legal knowledge and skills acquired to both the theory and practice of law, particularly in a commercial setting. Key Benefits

  • Volunteer in a law clinic. You will have the opportunity to apply to volunteer in the Business Law and Enterprise Clinic, Employment Law Clinic or Advocacy Clinic which are operated by students under the guidance of qualified legal practitioners, offering legal advice to businesses and the public.
  • Collaborate with other students and legal academics from around the world by participating in our annual International Commercial Law conference.
  • Explore commercial law in practice by immersing yourself in our exciting commercial dispute resolution module.
  • Engage with students at other international universities and industry experts. Develop your intercultural competencies and digital skills through our Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) projects.
  • Build your legal networks - by applying to participate in the Grow Mentoring scheme, a charity with diversity, inclusion and social mobility at its core.


Year One During your first year, you will work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge of the law and develop the fundamental legal skills necessary to undertake the remainder of your course. You will also be exposed to a range of contemporary issues in the law that relate to each of the LLB courses on offer. If you discover that you have an interest in a particular area of law that you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degree courses to one of the other LLB courses listed below (subject to meeting progression requirements). As you move through your second and final year, you will study further core legal modules whilst also exploring more specialist commercial law subjects and enhancing your practical legal skills. The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses Criminal Law and Justice LLB (Hons) International Law LLB (Hons) Law LLB (Hons) Modules English Legal System Public Law Contract Law Criminal Law Applied Law Study Contemporary Issues in the Law Year Two In your second year, you will continue to build your understanding of core legal subjects, whilst exploring commercial law in detail. You will also begin to develop your practical legal skills to provide you with an insight into life in legal practice. Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our placement/study abroad offering here, it is often tailored for each course every year and depends on the length of placement or study abroad opportunities that are secured. Therefore, the placement and study abroad arrangements vary per course and per student. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by further developing your professional legal skills in commercial law. In addition to your specialist commercial law subjects, you can choose from a variety of optional modules to tailor your degree to your interests and/or future ambitions. You could also work on a large final project on a commercial law topic of your interest or participate in one of the law school’s pro-bono clinics (subject to securing a place at the Coventry Law Centre*). We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Formal examinations Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Exams Individual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All alternatives accepted at L2 for English and Maths. IELTS 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Commercial Law at Coventry University - UCAS