Coventry University Law
This course runs in 2017/18.
A successful lawyer has the ability to analyse a case, identify key facts, research the relevant law and communicate clearly the way forward. This course will give you the knowledge and expertise to do just that.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
Our LLB Law will develop your practical legal skills as well as providing you with an in-depth academic education, putting you in an excellent position both for future careers within, and outside, the legal profession.
If you choose this course you may beneﬁt from:
- a course designed to meet the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board;
- the opportunity to volunteer in our Legal Advice Clinic, Business, Law & Enterprise Clinic or Employment Law Clinic and handle cases for real clients. Here you will be supervised by staff with many years experience in practice;
- experienced teaching staff who bring professional or research expertise into their teaching;
- support in applying for a work placement which is a valuable experience;
- the option to spend a year studying overseas which provides you with the international experience that many businesses are looking for when employing a graduate;
- regular guest lectures from employers who specialise in different areas of the law, giving you the opportunity to network with professionals;
- a dedicated moot room, or mock court, where you will have the opportunity to develop your advocacy skills by presenting legal issues or problems against an opposing counsel and before a judge;
- the opportunity to present a paper at our Law Student Conference with the possibility of publication in the Coventry Law Journal.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
All qualifying law degrees are required to cover the foundations of legal knowledge. These subjects are Contract Law, Tort Law, Criminal Law, Law of the European Union, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Property Law and Equity and Trusts, as well as the English Legal System.
The course will cover the foundations of legal knowledge and in the ﬁnal year of study you will be able to select from a wide range of optional subjects including: Company Law, Employment Law, Family and Child Law, International Criminal Law, International Commercial Law, Public International Law and Intellectual Property Law.
HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
Subjects are normally delivered through large group lectures and seminars of 15 students. Seminars are interactive and may involve hypothetical problems, case studies and the analysis of more theoretical issues. In addition, your personal tutor will monitor your progress and will be available for advice.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: formal examinations 65%; coursework, tests, essays 20%; practical or project work 5%; group work etc. 5%; presentations, posters etc. 5%.
A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.
TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
In a typical week you will normally have up to 14 hours of teaching contact with staff. In addition, you can meet with your personal tutor or lecturing staff during published “ofﬁce hours sessions” which will allow you to discuss problems or investigate further topics that interested you in a lecture. An average teaching week will normally break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of tutorials each week;
Medium group teaching: 4 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week;
Large group teaching: 9 hours of lectures each week;
Personal study: 25 hours each week studying and revising in your own time including some guided study using handouts, online activities, etc.
Essential entry requirements
5 GCSEs at grade A*–C including English Mathematics, or specified equivalents.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM.
Access: The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 31 points.
English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. If you don’t have the required level of English then view our range of Pre-Sessional English courses.
Find out more about acceptable equivalent qualifications here.
How will this course enhance my career prospects?
The aim of this course is to make sure you have the relevant knowledge and qualiﬁcations to proceed to a career as a lawyer or a career in business. In addition to becoming solicitors or barristers, recent graduates have started their legal careers at organisations such as the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the Crown Prosecution Service, local government, as trainee accountants with top ﬁrms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), heading a recruitment desk with Hays International in Hong Kong and as management trainees with large ‘blue chip’ companies.
Many of our graduates have qualiﬁed as barristers or solicitors and now occupy a range of senior legal positions.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
NO HIDDEN EXTRAS
Included in the fees
- Speciﬁed core reading material;
- Any mandatory UK residential ﬁeld trips;
- Any mandatory UK site visits and trips;
- 1,000 sides of black and white laser prints;
- Tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad year.
Additional costs not included in the fees
- Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.
For more details about the No Hidden Extras programme, click here for further details.
No Hidden Extras is part of our student promise, and by accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University.
The Add+vantage Programme is not applicable to this course.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
We have links with a variety of excellent partner institutions that teach in English and where you can spend a study year, for example in France, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic, Malta, the Netherlands and Sweden.
Furthermore, throughout the course, staff will introduce comparative international elements into the curriculum and a number of ﬁnal year options are speciﬁcally international in focus. Other international experiences include live seminars with students abroad via web link, summer schools in the US, and with partners in Germany and Spain.
GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME
Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?
In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we’ve been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.
Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.
The objectives of the programme, in which eligible undergraduate and postgraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.
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