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Law LLB (Hons)


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 help you obtain the knowledge and expertise to do just that.


law2Our 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 will 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 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.

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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.


Subjects are normally delivered through large group lectures and seminars of 12 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.


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%.


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.

Entry Requirements

Essential entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*–C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

Typical offers

A-Levels: BBB.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM.

Access: The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: 30 points.

English as a Foreign Language: IELTS 6.0.

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) 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.


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.

This will be updated with more specific information on the books and equipment you will receive as soon as it becomes available.

Find out more about No Hidden Extras here.


The Add+vantage Programme is not applicable to this course.


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.


To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

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Student profile

I have always wanted to be a solicitor so law was the only option for me when it came to choosing a course. I went to a number of University Open Days but was really impressed by Coventry. Even though I’m a local it felt like I was seeing the University for the first time. The facilities on offer were fantastic, especially the library, and all the staff I met were friendly, helpful and honest.

The course is very challenging but also highly rewarding and there’s a great mix of academic and practical work that really prepares you for professional life. I’m developing interviewing and negotiating skills through role-play exercises and I’ve had the opportunity to take part in mooting which recreates the setting of a court.

I went on placement for a month at a local legal practice, which provided me with the opportunity to try out the theory I’d learnt in the lecture hall. It was brilliant to gain some real-world experience and it should really enhance my CV.

I would highly recommend Coventry to anybody who asked me because I believe the University is committed to creating fully rounded individuals who are prepared for the world of work. I am still committed to becoming a solicitor and I intend to take my Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Coventry next year.


Course code:
  • 3 years full-time; 4 years sandwich (study abroad or work placement)

  • Undergraduate Degree

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Sandwich course


Contact Details:

Recruitment and Admissions Office

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222