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Commercial Law LLB at Southwest University of Political Science and Law

Commercial Law LLB at Southwest University of Political Science and Law

Commencing in September 2014, Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) and Coventry University will be working together to offer an LLB in Commercial Law.

This exciting new programme offers Chinese students the opportunity to experience a global education experience through studying for an LLB in both China, Chongqing and the UK, Coventry.  The course comprises three years of study at SWUPL followed by a further year of study at Coventry University.

Following successful completion of the full programme, you will be awarded two degree awards – one from SWUPL and one from Coventry University.

Why study the joint programme?

The joint LLB in Commercial Law offers the following benefits:

  • two degree awards – one from SWUPL and one from Coventry University;
  • experience of two countries and two cultures, offering a competitive advantage when seeking employment;
  • specific focus on clinical legal skills, which can enhance prospects for an international law career;
  • modules will be taught by both SWUPL and Coventry University teaching staff;
  • English language support provided in China and in Coventry to prepare you for international study and work;
  • internship and work experience opportunities..
Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL)

SWUPL is based in the beautiful mountain city of Chongqing and is one of the oldest political science and law universities in China. In 1978 it was accredited as a key university by the State Council, established by the Ministry of Education and Chongqing Municipality.

As a university that specialises in law, you can expect a high standard of teaching, which is reinforced by the fifth place ranking for results in 2012, as conducted by the Ministry of Education and Development Centre of Postgraduate Education.

The multi-level and multi-type higher education teaching methods used at SWUPL have led to a strong reputation for providing students with a solid grounding and understanding of law, from which their potential is unlimited.

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Coventry University

Coventry University was voted the Number 1 Modern University 2014 by the Guardian and is currently ranked 27th UK University in the Guardian league tables. Coventry welcomes over 6,000 international students from over 140 countries.

The University is ideally located in the centre of the UK, only one hour from London on the train, and just 20 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare. A city centre campus means that all amenities and facilities are within easy reach.

Coventry Law School offers a modern teaching environment to students with facilities tailored to provide practical legal skills to prepare students for a legal career, such as the dedicated Moot Room, which aids educational development of students.

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SWUPL and Coventry University working together

Coventry University is a major UK Higher Education Institution of 22,000 students, with more than 150 years of history behind its name. The University has an established academic presence regionally, nationally and internationally.  This now includes over 10,000 students studying Coventry University degrees in our collaborating institutions globally.

Coventry University has a long tradition of welcoming students from China and building partnerships with prestigious Chinese universities. We currently have more than 1,700 Chinese students studying at Coventry University.

As one of the oldest political science and law universities in China, SWUPL developed from the Department of Political Science and Law at Southwest University of People’s Revolution, which was founded in 1950, and three years later SWUPL was officially established through merging the Political Science and Law departments of Chongqing University and Sichuan University, the Law departments of Chongqing Finance and Economy College, and of Guizhou University and Yunnan University.

Coventry University’s collaboration with Southwest University of Political Science and Law is a new and exciting phase of development with the joint delivery of the LLB (Honours) in Commercial Law in Chongqing.  The programme is approved by the Ministry of Education in China in the form of a Sino-UK Agreement.

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The Commercial Law LLB dual-award programme

The programme builds on the expertise of both SWUPL and Coventry University in commercial law. The combined experience offers students an international experience and the opportunity to have an international law career.

The first three years of the programme will be taught at SWUPL, and students will undertake modules delivered by SWUPL teaching staff as well as staff from Coventry University.  Coventry University will offer eight modules over the course of the three years with the objective of preparing students for the final top up year in Coventry. The modules delivered by Coventry University staff are the foundation subjects required for the award of an LLB after the fourth year. 

In addition to the law modules, strong support for English language is provided at both universities from the beginning of the course, helping students to successfully complete their degree and progress onto their chosen career.

On successful completion of the four years, we aim to equip you with the required skills to work for international law firms.

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