Law LLB (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: M100
International Code: FBLU023

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Part-time
Sandwich

Duration

3 years full-time
4 years full-time with study abroad / professional placement

Start date

September 2022
January 2023


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

Law is a diverse subject and studying it could lead you to careers in law, business and similar sectors. 

By studying Law you will benefit from

  • A course that 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, Social Justice, and General Law.
  • 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.
  • Over 50 years’ experience of teaching law.
  • A course designed for students looking at potential career options in law, but is equally suitable if you wish to pursue a potential future career in business.

The LLB Law degree at Coventry Law School is recognised as a ‘qualifying law degree’ and thus satisfies the academic stage of training for those students considering a career option as a Barrister, as required by the Bar Standards Board.

From 2021, in order to qualify as a solicitor, the Solicitor Regulation Authority prescribes that a person must:

  • have a degree in any subject (or equivalent qualification or work experience)
  • pass both stages of the SQE assessment - SQE1 focuses on legal knowledge and SQE2 on practical legal skills
  • two years' full-time (or equivalent) qualifying work experience'
  • pass the character and suitability requirements.

The LLB Law (honours) degree aims to partially prepare students for the SQE centralised assessments.

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Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

The Law course at Coventry University aims to put you on the right path to a career in Law or similar sectors.

By studying this course you will have the opportunity to:

  • Get hands-on in our dedicated ‘Moot Room’- to give you the chance to develop your advocacy skills and provide the opportunity for you to experience a modern courtroom environment.
  • Benefit from a course that blends theory, practical legal skills and employability throughout.
  • Benefit from a Law School which is currently a member of the International Association of Law Schools.
  • Study a course which gives you the opportunity to gain a solid grounding in Law alongside a number of options for specialisation.
  • Opportunity to gain from our experience - Law has been taught at Coventry University for over 50 years.
  • Chance to participate in the Coventry Law Centre Legal Clinic, which could help give you the opportunity to gain legal skills in a real world environment, working with real clients (subject to availability and a competitive application process).
  • Opportunity to study an Add+vantage module each year; allowing you the chance to specialise in a subject not related to Law, such as a language, and the potential to obtain that added extra when applying for potential future jobs, upon successful completion.
  • Access to ‘Grow’ a national mentoring scheme supported by Allen & Overy (subject to availability).
  • Regular guest lectures from employers who specialise in different areas of the law, which aim to help to assist you to build your professional network (subject to availability).
  • Opportunity to take part in our annual mooting competition (subject to competitive application availability).

Memberships

International Association of Law Schools

Coventry Law School is currently a member of the International Association of Law Schools, an association of around 160 law schools from over 55 countries, representing around 7,500 law faculty members. Having this status allows our law students the opportunity for a variety of international experiences, including with our partner institutions across the world. This membership is renewed annually, and there is currently no intention for this membership to lapse, however if our membership was not renewed we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible. Please note international experiences are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply.

European Law Faculties Association

Coventry Law School is also currently a member of the European Law Faculties Association with over 250 members from Europe and beyond. This membership is renewed annually, and there is currently no intention for this membership to lapse, however if our membership was not renewed we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Institute of Paralegals

Coventry Law School is also currently an academic partner of the Institute of Paralegals. The Institute of Paralegals is an international professional Institute for paralegals and currently the only one in the UK. Students on the LLB Law (Hons) course will have the opportunity to access to a wide array of professional development resources provided by the Institute. Academic partnership is renewed annually, and there is currently no intention for this partnership to lapse, however if our partnership was not renewed we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Chloe Wilkes talks about employability at Coventry Law School.

More than just a degree

Being able to volunteer at the different law clinics while studying at Coventry University is something I have really enjoyed. Not only have I represented clients in Tribunals and gained work experience through this, I have also had the opportunity to visit South Africa and gain legal experience at the Stellenbosch University Legal Clinic!

Samiksha Shetty, Law LLB (Hons), graduated 2019
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Mentoring opportunities with industry figures

Our partnership with GROW mentoring allows our students the chance to be matched with legal professionals, who can offer career insights, tailored advice, and interview hints and tips.

Learn more about the programme
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What you'll study

In your first two years of your studies you will have the opportunity to develop the ‘foundations of legal knowledge’, required as part of the Law degree. In your first year you will do so by covering topics such as contract law, public law, tort law and legal methods. You need 120 credits to successfully pass each year.

Modules

  • This module will provide students with an insight into the sources, institutions and structures of the English legal system. Students will be able to develop a critical awareness of the wider political and social context in which the law operates, and the principles and values underpinning the English legal system. Study of the English legal system will be combined with an integrated approach to the development of a range of legal skills necessary for completion of the course. The module will aim to develop a students' ability to conduct effective legal research, primarily focusing on primary sources, using both online legal databases and paper resources in the library. The module will further aim to ensure that a student understands how to effectively utilise this research in the context of legal writing, whilst instilling the importance of appropriate legal referencing and citations.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to introduce students to the key legal principles and rules governing contracts under the common law, as affected by statute. The module examines contract formation, the creation and operation of contractual obligations, vitiating factors, breach and remedies. Reference to the law of tort and the impact of equity will be made, where relevant, to allow students to appreciate how contract law operates alongside other areas of law.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of the module is to gain an understanding of Constitutional and Administrative Law which is concerned with the law and practices relating to the uncodified constitutional arrangements of the United Kingdom. The first aspect of the module will consider the various fundamental public law principles that underpin the constitution. It will examine the principal institutions of the State and how these institutions relate to one another. The second aspect of the module will explore how human rights are protected in the United Kingdom (including in an international/European context). The third aspect of Administrative law focuses specifically on the law relating to the government and how its powers are controlled with a particular emphasis on judicial review of governmental power.

    Compulsory

  • This module will further develop a students understanding of the English legal system, providing them with an insight into the workings of the civil and criminal justice system. It will introduce students to legal personnel, the role of ADR and tribunals within the English legal system and the concept of judicial law making. The module also builds upon the legal skills and knowledge acquired in 4000 CLS Legal Method 1. Students are encouraged to develop a critical approach to the understanding of the issues raised and there will be scope to evaluate the effect of any recent changes to the topics being studied. The module will also further enhance legal research ability with a focus on the location, retrieval and use of secondary legal sources.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to introduce students to the law of tort and the civil obligations owed by both individuals and organisations to others. Although the foundations of this module will be routed in the tort of negligence, the module will explore other torts. The module will examine the defences that may be available to tortfeasors and the remedies that may be available to compensate the victims of tortious conduct. The module aims to demonstrate how the law has developed in an economic, social and political climate, and where appropriate will consider the shortcomings of the current law and proposals for reform. Students will gain an understanding of how the various issues studied relate to other legal areas such a contract law, criminal law and human rights law. The module aims to facilitate the development of a students' legal skills, including but not limited to the skills of legal research, legal reasoning and problem solving.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to introduce and develop a number of personal and professional skills required to gain access to their chosen graduate employment or other positive career destination.

    Compulsory

  • The purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to reflect upon how they have utilised the skills developed through 4003CLS Legal Method II within a substantive law module assessment, namely 4004CLS Tort Law.

    Compulsory

  • You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework, exam

In your second year you will have the opportunity to further develop the ‘foundations of legal knowledge’, required as part of the Law degree, as well as studying the Introduction to Practical Legal Skills module, which has been designed to introduce you to a range of practical legal skills, such as advocacy, interviewing, negotiation and drafting. You need 120 credits to successfully pass each year.

Modules

  • This module initially enables an understanding of the principles and criteria upon which a person's liability under criminal law will be assessed. This requires an analysis of criminal responsibility and an appreciation of the elements that constitute criminal conduct. Having studied these basic principles the module then aims to develop knowledge of homicide offences, non-fatal offences against the person, sexual offences, property offences, inchoate offences and liability for participation. The module concludes by application of the defences that may be raised in relation to certain crimes and the impact that they have on criminal liability.

    Compulsory

  • This module seeks to acquaint students with the terminology, concepts, policy objectives and statutory schemes necessary to understand modern property law in England and Wales, with a particular focus on land law. It aims to provide students with an intellectual-framework with which: (i) to identify and understand practical problems in property law; (ii) to identify those sources, both statutory and common law, which can be used to resolve those practical problems; (iii) to reason with these sources in the wider land law context; and (iv) to grasp the underlying policy rationales which explain the current design and shape of the law of property.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of the module is to provide students with a working understanding of practical legal skills and professional ethical awareness in the areas of Advocacy, Drafting, Interviewing and Negotiation.

    Compulsory

  • This module introduces students to the equitable principles governing the creation, operation, and administration of public and private trusts. This module examines the reasons for creating trusts in the contemporary social, economic, and international contexts, and the requirements for such creation. Students will gain an understanding of the fiduciary nature of trusteeship, the powers and duties of trustees, and remedies for breach of trust. This module will give students an appreciation of the flexibility of the trust concept, its traditional function in relation to family property, and its contemporary role in commercial contexts. The module aims to facilitate the development of a student' legal skills, including but not limited to the skills of legal research, legal reasoning, and problem solving.

    Compulsory

  • European Union law is hugely important to individuals and businesses both within the EU and beyond. As European Union law pervades many aspects of English law it is essential for law students to have an understanding of this subject. Furthermore, knowledge and understanding of European Union is crucial to any business, wherever located, that wishes to trade in the world’s largest single market. The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the operation of European Union Law within the English legal system, and of the legal frameworks that operate within the EU. In this module students will gain an understanding of both the public law of the European Union, as well as the substantive rules of the internal market. Students will examine the institutional framework within which EU law operates; the sources of EU law and their legal effects, in particular in the English legal system; and the enforcement of EU law obligations. Students will also study the law of the internal market, with particular emphasis placed upon the free movement of goods and services.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to build on the Continuing Professional Development module at Level 4, in developing a number of personal and professional skills required to gain access to their chosen graduate employment or other positive career destination.

    Compulsory

  • You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework, exam


Following your second year, you will have the option to apply for either one-year professional work placement or apply to study abroad* in a partner institution. Coventry Law School, as a member of the International Association of Law Schools, may be able to help support you in exploring study abroad* options with its partners around the world, while our Talent Team will be able to provide support in applying for placement opportunities*.

During your placement year you should complete one of the following two modules:

  • UK Work Placement; or
  • Study/Work Abroad

Placement years are subject to additional costs, application, meeting applicable visa requirements and availability. Further costs incurred as a result of the professional work placement or study abroad shall be borne by the student.

Modules

  • Optional

  • Optional

In the final year of your degree you will have the opportunity to elect to undertake a specialist pathway in Law, with each pathway designed to offer a bespoke range of modules covering key topics in each area, including tailored practical legal skills. As well as those modules, you will study an Add+vantage module and a module focused exploring how to continue to build your employability skills, Continuing Professional Development 3. You need 120 credits to successfully pass each year.

Modules

  • Company Law -  20 credits
    The primary aim of this module is to provide students with a critical understanding of the statutory provisions and common law principles governing registered companies. Registered companies conduct most of the economic activity of the United Kingdom. Therefore, lawyers and other professional persons require an understanding of the concepts that shape company law, as well as the rules that govern corporate activities. This module seeks to achieve its aim by examining the legal regulation of the formation, administration, financing and governance of companies. Moreover, students should be able to develop a critical view of the subject so that they can make suggestions for reform. Finally, the module reinforces the student's understanding of rules found in other subject areas, notably, the law of contract, equity, commercial and criminal law.

    Employment Law - 20 credits

    Intellectual Property Law - 20 credits

    Dissertation - 20 credits

    Continuing Professional Development 3 - 10 credits

    Add+vantage module - 10 credits

    You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.
    Assessment: coursework, exam

    Optional

  • Transactional Skills, Negotiation, Arbitration and Drafting - 20 credits

    International Trade Law - 20 credits

    Sale of Goods and Agency - 20 credits

    Banking and Finance - 20 credits

    Dissertation - 20 credits

    Continuing Professional Development 3 - 10 credits

    Add+vantage module -10 credits

    You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Assessment: Coursework and exam

    Optional

  • International Arbitration  -20 credits

    Public International Law - 20 credits

    Comparative Law - 20 credits

    Conflict of Laws - 20 credits

    Dissertation - 20 credits

    Continuing Professional Development 3 - 10 credits

    Add+vantage module - 10 credits

    You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Assessment: Coursework and exam

    Optional

  • Criminal Advocacy - 20 credits

    Sentencing and Punishment - 20 credits

    International Criminal Law - 20 credits

    Law of Evidence - 20 credits

    Dissertation - 20 credits

    Continuing Professional Development 3 - 10 credits

    Add+vantage module - 10 credits

    You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Assessment: Coursework and exam

    Optional

  • Client Care - 20 credits

    Company Law - 20 credits

    Family Law - 20 credits

    Law of Evidence - 20 credits

    Dissertation - 20 credits

    Continuing Professional Development 3 - 10 credits

    Add+vantage module - 10 credits
    You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Assessment: coursework, exam

    Optional

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution - 20 credits

    Family Law - 20 credits

    Medical Law and Ethics - 20 credits

    Equality and the Law - 20 credits

    Dissertation - 20 credits

    Continuing Professional Development 3 -10 credits

    Add+vantage module - 10 credits

    You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Assessment: Coursework and exam

    Optional

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

More than just a degree

I have been part of the exchange trip to China and the South Africa trip through the Legal Clinic. Both these trips have been very enjoyable and expanded my cultural awareness and well as the legal systems of these nations. They have mostly been educational but also included some sightseeing of some beautiful countries! I was able to watch Pandas in their natural habitats in China, as well as seen Penguins along the coastal line of Cape Town.

Samiksha Shetty, Law LLB (Hons), graduated 2019
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How you'll learn

This course can be studied over three years full-time, or 4 years with an optional placement/study abroad year. This course can also be studied part-time, over 4-6 years, without the option of a study abroad/work placement year*.

Modules are normally delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops and seminars. These workshops and seminars are interactive and may involve hypothetical problems, case studies and the analysis of more theoretical issues. In addition, you will be able to seek support and advice from a Progress Coach, who will be able to speak to about any academic or personal issues.


Assessment

Coventry University aims to ensure that its courses are fairly assessed and endeavours to monitor student progression towards achieving the learning outcomes.

Assessments may include:

  • Exams
  • Individual assignments
  • Practical assessments
  • Group work elements

Job ready

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Critically understand the theories, concepts, values, principles and rules of public and private laws within an institutional, social, national and global context.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues and developments within the law both domestically and internationally.
  • Identify and synthesise relevant information from primary and secondary legal sources, using both digital and non-digital resources.
  • Draw reasoned conclusions through the application of legal principles and knowledge to complex real-life and/or hypothetical problems.
  • Demonstrate intellectual independence including addressing and resolving legal and related questions, identifying gaps in their own knowledge and acquiring new knowledge, tolerating ambiguity and engaging in critical analysis and evaluation.
  • Appreciate and demonstrate an awareness of social responsibility and ethical behaviour in an academic and vocational capacity.
  • Communicate effectively, by explaining and conveying information at various levels appropriate to the audience.
  • Demonstrate self-management, including an ability to be reflective, make effective use of feedback, and to work independently and collaboratively as appropriate in order to enhance employability.

International experience opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in an overseas study trip, or a full year abroad.

From your first day in the Law School, we can offer you advice and guidance to help give you the opportunity to achieve a global experience. The Law School currently has particularly strong links with the South West University of Politics and Law (SWUPL) in Chonqing, China and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. We have also established links with the Universities of Liege in Belgium, University of Nebrija in Madrid, University of the West Indies, Brunswick Law School in Germany, as well as the Universities of Castellon and Leon in Spain (Spanish speaking), The Hague University in the Netherlands and the University of Orebro in Sweden.


Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
A level BBB
GCSE Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English
BTEC DDM
IB Diploma 30 points 

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Are you eligible for the Fair Access Scheme?

We believe every student should have the opportunity to dream big, reach their potential and succeed, regardless of their background.

Fair Access Scheme

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:


You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with an international foundation year. Upon successful completion our International Foundation Year - Law will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £9,250 per year Not available
International £15,300 per year Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.


Facilities

Moot Room

Moot Room

Our Moot Room allows you the opportunity to develop those vital and practical legal skills. You can practise your legal skills in a realistic setting, as well as having the chance to take part in mooting competitions.

Legal clinic

Legal Clinic

Use the Legal Clinic to develop your practical legal skills and help you stand out in your future career. You will have access to ‘real’ clients and work alongside trained solicitors and lawyers.
 

The Library

The Library

The Lanchester Library is open 24/7, 364 days a year and has 1,400 study spaces, including group and silent areas. You’ll find our Centre for Academic Writing there too - a service that can give you support with essay and dissertation writing.


Careers and opportunities

Once you successfully complete this course, you have choices of a variety of different career pathways that meet your particular interests.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and aims to give you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The university's Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Where our graduates work

Previous graduates of Law courses at Coventry Law School have gone on to work for firms such as Brethertons LLP, Dentons, Ince and Co, PwC and Hays International, as well as bodies such as the Crown Prosecution Service.

Further study

You can choose to continue your studies at Coventry University with the Law LLM. You may be entitled to an alumni discount on your fees if you decide to extend your time with us by progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study.

Making the most of your opportunities

Oluwafunbi is studying a Law LLB (Hons) at Coventry Law School. Her ambition is to become a barrister specialising in social justice law.

Read Oluwafunbi's story
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How to apply


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  • Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2021/22 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

    Tuition fees

    The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

    For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

    Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. 

    Facilities

    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    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.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).