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International Law LLB (Hons) 2018/19 entry

Course code:


Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich or study abroad


Coventry University


September 2018



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This International Law LLB can shorten your professional training by a year! Meaning you could start your career sooner than you thought.

From international business transactions to matters relating to war and peace and state responsibility, this course will equip you with an understanding and appreciation of the legal issues that arise in our globalised world.

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.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities


Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Bar Standards Board

Common Professional Examination (CPE)

All our LLB courses are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board. Our LLB Law is a Qualifying Law Degree. This status means that graduation from the programme exempts you from the Common Professional Examination (CPE), the initial stage of professional qualification as a solicitor or barrister for both the Law Society of England and Wales, and the Bar Council. This shortens your professional training, should you wish to practise in England and Wales, by one year.

Course information

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.

Your specialist areas of study aim to provide you have the knowledge and skills employers expect of an international law graduate. You will study specialist international law subjects such as: Comparative Law, Public International Law, International Commercial Law, International Criminal Law, and Human Rights.

Course specification
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  • English Legal System

  • Constitutional & Administrative Law

  • Law Study

  • Contract Law

  • Comparative Law

  • Academic & Personal Development



  • Criminal Law

  • Property Law

  • EU Law

  • Tort Law

  • Practical Legal Skills

  • Academic & Career Development


Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution.



  • Equity & Trusts

  • Human Rights Law

  • International Criminal Law

  • Public International Law

  • International Commercial Law

  • Career Planning & Management

In more detail...

  • Support in applying for a work placement from an Employment Personal Tutor (EPT).
  • A dedicated ‘Moot Room’ to develop your advocacy skills and experience a modern courtroom environment.
  • Skills by presenting legal issues or problems against an opposing counsel and before a judge.
  • The opportunity to present (upon successful application) a paper at our Law Student Conference with the possibility of publication in the Coventry Law Journal.
  • 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.
  • Regular guest lectures from employers who specialise in different areas of the law, building your professional network. Recent speakers have included an Associate (Pensions) from Squire Patten Boggs and Barrister from 43 Temple Row. We have also organised a guest lecture from the Faculty’s Internationalisation Manager and graduate recruiters visit from ‘The Graduate’ to talk and provide advice to our students.

Topics are normally delivered through large group lectures and seminars of 15 students. Seminars are interactive and many involve hypothetical problem questions, case studies and the analysis of more theoretical issues. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss 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: 5%
  • Presentations, posters: 5%

20% assessed by coursework, tests, essays

In a typical week, you can expect to attend 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”. These sessions are bookable and allow you to discuss problems or help you investigate further topics that interested you in the lecture. An average teaching week would normally break down as follows:

  • 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

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 25 hours of self-directed studying and revising in your own time, including some guided study using handouts, online activities etc.

We have links with a variety of excellent partner institutions that teach in English and where you can apply to spend an optional year studying abroad in France, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic, Malta, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Furthermore throughout the course, staff aim to introduce comparative international elements into their teaching and a number of topics on this LLB course are specifically international in focus. Other international opportunities include live seminars with students abroad via web link, summer schools e.g. in the US, and with partners in Germany and Spain.

Global ready

Did you know that 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 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

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.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA, 2015/16)


Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16


and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.



September 2018

£9,250 (per year)


If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.



September 2018

£9,250 (per year)


For the September 2018 intake we're investing in a range of EU Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!



September 2018

£12,600 (per year)


For the September 2018 intake we're investing in a wide range of Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising international students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.

Career prospects

Understanding law from a global perspective, you will be ideally equipped to specialise in international law within the English legal profession or to pursue work within international business and organisations dealing with wider global issues.

Many of our graduates have qualified as barristers or solicitors and now occupy a range of senior legal positions. Not all law students wish to enter the legal profession and a law degree can provide an excellent foundation for many careers. 

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.

Where our graduates work

Recent graduates have entered graduate training schemes in both large firms and local government.


By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will contain the obligations that the University will owe to you. We encourage you to read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University. A copy of the 17/18 Contract can be found here and the 18/19 Contract will be published shortly.