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Coventry University

Law

UCAS Code: M100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

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

31

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Law

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.

Modules

Your main study themes are:

The course structure is based upon you undertaking Core modules in Years 1 and 2 which primarily consist of the ‘foundations of legal knowledge’. These will be complimented by modules in Year 1 which aim to help you develop the skills and expertise required for the study of law and by a module in Year 2, which will introduce you to a range of practical legal skills in order to contextualise your understanding of the modules studied thus far on the course.

The final year of the course provides you with the opportunity to specialise through the choice of one of the legal pathways provided on the course namely, Business Law, Trade and Finance Law, International Law, Criminal Law and Justice, Social Justice, or a pathway focused on Law more broadly, General Law.

These pathways will comprise of a suite of complimentary modules pertaining 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 allow you to synthesise your understanding of a particular legal area. For those who do not wish to direct their learning along a specialism-specific pathway, a General Law Pathway will be available to provide a broader approach to the study of the law, whilst nevertheless retaining the key features of the specialist Pathways. You will also undertake a dissertation on a legal subject area of your choosing whilst solidifying your own legal research and academic writing skills prior to the conclusion of the course.

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

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Law

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
low
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Legal associate professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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