Studying Law provides the opportunity to help to sharpen the mind, build an analytical skillset and develop your problem-solving abilities, which could help to set you up for a potential future legal or business career.
Our LLB Law (Hons) course will focus on the ‘foundations of legal knowledge’ in years one and two and then offers you the opportunity to specialise in a specific area of law in your final year. These specialist areas include Business Law, Trade and Finance Law, International Law, Criminal Law and Justice, and Social Justice, as well as an option to pursue a pathway giving a broader approach to legal study, General Law. This course structure gives you the chance to gain a grounding in crucial legal knowledge, coupled with specialist insight– allowing you the opportunity, upon successful completion, to gain sector relevant knowledge that can help differentiate you in the employment market.
Our learning facilities, which include a mock court room known as the Moot Room, our teaching expertise and hands-on approach aim to provide you with the confidence and knowledge to explore legal topics and issues. In addition, our focus on employability could help you get the skills needed for your potential future career options, and our membership with the International Association of Law Schools can offer you many global opportunities to help to enhance your learning experience.
With over 50 years’ experience of teaching law, Coventry University’s Law LLB (Hons) degree is designed for potential career options in law, but is equally suitable if you wish to pursue a potential future career in business.
From 2021, to become a Solicitor and/or Barrister in England and Wales you must either have an undergraduate degree, or equivalent experience (for example, by completing a degree level apprenticeship). Importantly, a Coventry undergraduate law degree should prepare candidates for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination Stage 1 test, as required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in order to become a Solicitor, and for the Academic pathway, as required by the Bar Standards Board in order to become a Barrister. Please note that both routes/pathways to qualification are subject to competitive application, criteria, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
A key feature of our Law LLB (Hons) course is that it allows you to specialise in a specific area of law in your final year, while covering ‘the foundations of legal knowledge’ in the first two years. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to undertake a ‘UK work placement’ or ‘study/work abroad’* year, which could add valuable work experience or international experience to your CV.
The Law LLB (Hons) course provides an opportunity for you to develop your subject knowledge, alongside both specific practical legal skills, and other more transferable skills. This course aims to contribute to your potential future preparation for Stage 1 of the Solicitors Qualification Examination (subject to competitive application, availability, meeting applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply), as required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority or potential future preparation for the Bar Professional Training Course and a potential future career at the Bar (subject to competitive application, availability, meeting applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply).
However, the utility of the course is not restricted to those who wish to pursue a potential future career within the legal profession. The skills and attributes which should be developed and acquired throughout the course can be translatable to many other positive potential future career options. For more detail please see the Study Themes and On Completion sections of this webpage.
In your final year, you are able to choose from a specialist legal pathway, which aims to give you a deeper understanding of an area of law that interests you. You can also choose to follow a pathway offering a broader approach to law. The offered pathways are:
- Business Law
- Trade and Finance Law
- International Law
- Criminal Law and Justice
- Social Justice
- General Law
These pathways comprise a suite of complementary 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 inter-connectivity of law and to allow you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of a particular legal area, as well as how it connects with others.
We recognise the importance of adding value to your CV and have done this by incorporating a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module into each year of your course. Our CPD modules and employability support team will support your engagement with work experience opportunities, including the clinical legal education opportunities offered by Coventry Law School through its law clinic provisions, which are subject to availability and competitive application. You also have the chance to tailor your CPD programme to your own individual interests and needs, thus designed to provide a unique individual experience. Please note that work experience opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements, and additional costs may apply.
*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.