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Coventry University


UCAS Code: M100

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level


The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


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About this course

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Full-time | 2020

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4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020



Our degree aims to provide the essential foundations of legal knowledge and focuses on the development of your practical legal skills, which can help put you in an excellent position for future careers within or outside the legal profession.

Law has been taught at Coventry University for over 50 years and we are currently staffed by over 40 highly experienced academics and former practitioners, who bring their professional and/or research expertise into teaching; our faculty take pride in providing friendly, accessible support and guidance as well as inspirational teaching.

We offer specific tuition for the enhancement of legal writing skills with a view to potential publication, as well as practical legal skills modules to enhance your employability. You may have the opportunity to undertake pro bono work with real clients in Coventry Law Centre Legal Clinic, which was established to provide students with experience in a real legal environment. Under the supervision of a senior solicitor from the Law Centre, you may have the chance to interview and obtain information from clients. The Clinic, which provides full training on client handling and ongoing guidance and information, is supported by Allen and Overy Solicitors, who also provide a team of lawyers to discuss the cases with students in order to help them work out a solution to their legal problems.

We enjoy professional links with an extensive range of legal organisations, such as Coventry City Council, Warwickshire Law Society and the Junior Lawyers Division. Our Legal Futures team can offer you dedicated employment support to help you apply for a work placement. You’ll also have the option to spend a year studying overseas, gaining the international experience many businesses now seek from graduates (which may be subject to additional fees, application processes and/or be limited by number of places).

The Coventry University student Law Society is one of the most active societies on campus, aiming to provide academic support for its members, networking opportunities and hosting large social events, including a Winter Ball.

The specialist legal pathways provided to you on the course include:

- Business Law;

- Trade and Finance Law;

- International Law;

- Criminal Law and Justice;

- Social Justice.

These pathways will comprise of a suite of complimentary modules relating to the particular area of specialism, combining both substantive legal modules and pathway specific practical legal skills. Although primarily specialised in nature, the pathways are designed to demonstrate the interconnectivity of law and to allow you to synthesise your understanding of a particular legal area.

**Key Course Benefits**

- A dedicated ‘Moot Room’ to develop your advocacy skills and experience a modern courtroom environment.

- Benefit from a Law School which is a member of the International Association of Law Schools.

- Gain from our experience - Law has been taught at Coventry University for over 50 years.

- Opportunity to study an Add+vantage module each year; allowing you to specialise in a subject not related to Law, such as a language, giving you that added extra when applying for jobs.

- Mentoring scheme with the Warwickshire Law Society Young Lawyers, which has been in place since 2015 and available for up to 30 students per year.

- Annual Law Student Conference, where you have the opportunity to apply to present a paper with the possibility of publication in the Coventry Law Journal.

- Regular guest lectures from employers who specialise in different areas of the law, which can assist you to build your professional network

- Opportunity to take part in our annual mooting competition.


Your main study themes are:

Across semesters One and Two, you will study a wide variety of legal topics, covering areas as diverse as International Human Rights and International Environmental Law, all designed to ensure you have a strong grounding in key legal principles

In the final semester, you should choose an area to research and report for your dissertation. In the past, students have chosen topics as diverse as corporate governance and the failure of banks, whether companies should be criminally accountable for the acts and omissions of employees, the death penalty and international human rights and an analysis of the implementation of the trade-related intellectual property (IP) rights agreement in less developed countries.

This course includes the Professional Development Module. Each of the participating postgraduate courses have an individually tailored version of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Professional Development module.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

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Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

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