The Law LLB (Hons) degree enables you to develop your practical legal skills alongside a knowledge of the laws that govern us. The course examines the law’s role in a range of contemporary issues, recognising the need to maintain social responsibility and ethical behaviour. You will have the chance to:
- Acquire knowledge and understanding of the foundations of legal knowledge, legal doctrines, concepts, principles, rules and values in the core areas of 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.
- Develop the ability to apply the legal knowledge and skills acquired to both the theory and practice of law.
- Apply to volunteer in the Employment Law Clinic, Advocacy Clinic or Business Law and Enterprise Clinic at the Coventry Law Centre where selected students can gain practical legal experience under the supervision of trained solicitors and lawyers*.
- Get hands-on - Immerse yourself in the law by exploring legal topics in our courtroom*, known as the ‘Moot Room’.
- Engage with students at other international universities and industry experts and develop your intercultural competencies and digital skills through our Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) projects*.
- Build your legal networks - by applying to participate in of our mentoring schemes, aimed to help you as you transition into your own legal career.
- Submit your legal writing to be considered for publication, alongside expert legal academics and professionals.
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 (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 legal subjects and enhancing your practical legal skills. Year One 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: Commercial Law LLB (Hons) Criminal Law and Justice LLB (Hons) International Law LLB (Hons) Year Two In your second year, you will continue to build your understanding of core legal subjects, whilst exploring rights, justice and the state 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. Request further information about going on a placement or study abroad year. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by further developing your professional legal skills. 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 in an area 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. 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
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. All alternatives accepted at L2 for English and Maths. IELTS 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|