MLaw Law with Professional Practice

Study level: Undergraduate
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Experience a versatile legal education, tailored for a potential legal career as a solicitor, CILEx professional or other related paths.

Year of entry

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

Study mode

Full-time
Sandwich
Online/Blended

Duration

4 years full-time
5 years sandwich

Course code

M199

Start date

September 2024
January 2025 - condensed


Course overview

This course aims to ready you for the dynamic legal landscape by developing proficiency in various professional contexts.

The MLaw Law with Professional Practice course is designed to prepare students for the Solicitor’s Qualifying Examinations (SQE) and CILEx Professional Qualification (CPQ) professional stage by providing you with the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and knowledge you would need to succeed in your respective qualification.

  • Aimed at those students who have legal practice as a clear career goal in mind.
  • Blends both academic study and simulated professional practice throughout, to provide students with the foundation upon which to build their legal careers.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of professional ethics and codes of conduct necessary to thrive in legal practice.

The January start for this course is condensed in Year 1. Please see the ‘How you’ll learn’ section below for more details.

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Why you should study this course

  • Dual award course
    Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded both the MLaw Law with Professional Practice and LLB Law with Professional Practice (Hons) awards.
  • Simulated law firm
    Immerse yourself in a dynamic learning environment and gain hands-on experience, honing your legal skills in a realistic setting that mirrors the challenges and intricacies of actual legal practice4.
  • Get hands on
    Apply to volunteer in of our three pro-bono clinics with the Central England Law Centre where selected students can gain practical legal experience under the supervision of trained solicitors and lawyers.
  • Professional preparation
    Use our dedicated moot room for courtroom practice, providing you with practical experiences you can use in your future career4.
  • Grow your legal networks
    You will have access to Coventry Law School’s ‘Raising the Bar’ scheme, that offers you the opportunity to network with members of and gain an honest insight into the legal profession2.

If you choose to start this course in January you will study exactly the same course but over a slightly shorter timescale in Year 1. This is ideal if you missed the September start, want to transfer from a different university or course or just need a bit more time to prepare for life at university.

Accreditation and professional recognition

The MLaw Law with Professional Practice is designed to allow students to develop sufficient knowledge and professional skills to undertake the SQE parts one and two, and the CILEx Professional Qualification - Professional Stage. However, students will need to sit exams independently with the SRA/CILEx respectively as the assessments are not and cannot be embedded within the course (additional fees and criteria may apply).

The LLB Law with Professional Practice (Hons) degree is part of this dual award course and is capable of satisfying the academic component of legal education as required by the Bar Standards Board. For further details of the requirements of the academic component of Bar training, please visit the Bar Standards Board website.

Memberships

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 you to access a variety of international experiences, including with our partner institutions across the world.

Coventry Law School is also currently a member of the European Law Faculties Association with over 250 members from Europe and beyond.

Coventry Law School is currently a member of British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association, one of the largest Technology Law associations in Europe.

Memberships are renewed annually, and there is currently no intention for any of the memberships or partnership to lapse, however if our memberships or partnership are not renewed we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Collaborations with other organisations

Coventry Law School collaborates with the Central England Law Centre in order to offer a professional element to your learning, through our Law Employment and Advocacy clinics. Students who are selected to participate in the clinics get involved with many aspects of what the solicitors do at the Law Centre, with supervisors who are currently working in practice and experts in specific areas of law. They get hands-on experience doing reserved legal activities, providing supervised advice and assistance to members of the public.

Coventry Law School also collaborates with Law QWE, a careers portal that connects individuals in search of qualifying work experience with top employers to support their route to qualification.


What you'll study

This course has a common first year.

During your first year at degree level you may study alongside students on other law courses. This common first year provides a solid understanding of some of the foundation subjects and an opportunity to develop key legal skills which aim to prepare you for the remainder of your degree. Should your interests or career aspirations change as you learn more about the law and the legal profession, you have the flexibility to switch to another degree in year two. (Subject to meeting progression requirements.)

Common first year courses:

  • Law LLB (Hons)
  • Commercial Law LLB (Hons)
  • Criminal Law and Justice LLB (Hons)
  • International Law LLB (Hons)

Modules

  • This module explores the main sources, institutions, and structures of the English legal system. We aim to provide you with an insight into the workings of the civil and criminal justice system whilst exploring some of the key challenges in providing access to justice for all. You will be introduced to different legal personnel such as solicitors, barristers, the judiciary, and also the growing role of ADR and tribunals within the legal system. Throughout this module, you should begin to develop a critical awareness of the wider political, social and globalised context in which the law operates.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to encourage you to acquire an applied understanding of how the law can be a creative force for meaningful change in regulating novel situations. In this module you will work collaboratively to tackle a ‘grand legal challenge’ and through this practice look to develop your key legal skills. You will be encouraged to develop a critical approach when examining the issues raised, recognising the limits of the law and identifying instances where the reform of the law would aid the resolution of real-world problems.

    Compulsory

  • As individuals we enter and perform contractual obligations every day of our lives and contracts are the foundation of most commercial activities. This module will introduce you to the key legal principles and rules governing contracts including the creation, operation, and termination of contractual obligations. You will also explore how contractual relationships operate alongside other areas of the law and how contract law has evolved to meet the challenges of emerging technological advancement, social change and changing commercial priorities.

    Compulsory

  • In this module you will explore 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 you will then move onto develop your knowledge of homicide offences, non-fatal offences against the person, sexual offences, property offences, inchoate offences, liability for participation and the defences that may be raised by the defendant.

    Compulsory

  • This module explores the law that regulates state institutions, their interactions with each other and their relationships with individual citizens. The module explores how governments and various state institutions are held to account by other organisations through the body of administrative law, particularly through judicial review. This module also explores how the rights of individuals are protected and enforced against, and by, the State.

    Compulsory

  • This module will examine the law’s role in addressing new social, economic and technological changes and shines a light on how public opinion, the media, political thinking and international pressures can influence the law’s development. You will explore contemporary legal issues that provide an insight into commercial law, international law, and criminal law and justice, putting you in the best position to make an informed choice about which law degree programme would suit your interests and future career aspirations.

    Compulsory

In the second year, you should continue to build your understanding of the foundations of legal knowledge. You should also begin to develop your practical legal skills, which will lay the groundwork for the final years of your degree.

Modules

  • The module should provide you with a working understanding of practical legal skills and professional ethical awareness in the areas of advocacy, drafting, client interviewing and negotiation. The module is designed to introduce you to the type of work that you would do in legal practice and help inform your career aspirations. The skills you will aim to develop in this module are highly attractive and transferable in a variety of professional spheres outside of the legal profession.

    Compulsory

  • Client care skills are an essential aspect of the work of a legal professional and during this module you will start to develop those skills. You should learn how to navigate the practitioner-client relationship by developing an understanding of the relevant Codes of Conduct and Principles governing solicitors, as imposed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, and CILEx Lawyers . You will engage with the ethical complexities and responsibilities that you will encounter as future legal professionals. You will examine fundamental principles that underpin the legal profession, such as confidentiality, integrity and competency.

    Compulsory

  • Tort law is the name given to the branch of law that imposes civil liability for breach of obligations owed by both individuals and organisations to another. It encompasses a wide variety of different legal actions, such as negligence, defamation, trespass, and nuisance. In this module, you will explore some of these areas and how the law of Tort has developed in a changing economic, social, and political climate. You will examine the defences available to a tortious action and the remedies that are available to a claimant to compensate the victims of tortious conduct.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to teach you 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. You should develop your problem-solving skills in the context of practical problems arising in land law and also explore the underlying policy rationales which shape the law of property.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to provide you 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 you should gain an understanding of both the public law of the European Union, as well as the substantive rules of the internal market. You 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. You will also study the law of the internal market, with particular emphasis placed upon the free movement of goods and services.

    Compulsory

  • This module introduces you 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. During this module you should gain an understanding of the fiduciary nature of trusteeship, the powers and duties of trustees, and remedies for breach of trust. This module will aim to give you an appreciation of the flexibility of the trust concept, its traditional function in relation to family property, and its contemporary role in commercial contexts.

    Compulsory

There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement2 can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future.

If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee3 of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement.

Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our placement/study abroad offering here, it is often tailored for each course every year and depends on the length of placement or study abroad opportunities that are secured. Therefore, the placement and study abroad arrangements vary per course and per student. Request further information about going on a placement or study abroad year.

Modules

  • This module2 provides you with an opportunity to reflect upon and gain experience for an approved placement undertaken during your programme. A placement should usually be at least 26 weeks or equivalent; however, each placement will be considered on its own merits, having regard to the ability to achieve the learning outcomes.

    Optional

  • This module2 provides you with an opportunity to reflect upon and gain experience for an approved international study/work placement undertaken during your programme. A work/study placement should usually be at least 26 weeks or equivalent; however, each placement will be considered on its own merits, having regard to the ability to achieve the learning outcomes.

    Optional

During this year you will put your understanding of the law into practice. You will further explore legal procedure alongside an emphasis on professional ethics and the skills that a lawyer needs to be successful.

Modules

  • This module aims to enable you to understand the ways in which English law regulates relationships between adult partners (in marriage, civil partnership, and co-habitation), and relationships between parents/carers and children. The module further aims to develop an understanding of the relationship between domestic family law and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, and the ways in which both private and public law operate to safeguard children and adults from violence and abuse in a family context with reference to the rights guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights.

    Compulsory

  • The primary aim of this module is to provide you 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.

    Compulsory

  • This module examines and assesses the law governing the individual employment relationship. The module aims to provide you with a broad understanding of the legal aspects of employment. It examines the legal regulation throughout the employment relationship, from recruitment through to termination. The nature of employment, the rights and duties of employers and employees during employment, and on termination, are investigated with reference to statute and the extensive case law and literature.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of how criminal law (governed by the Criminal Procedure Rules) and civil law (governed by the Civil Procedure Rules) work in practice. When critically examining the Criminal and Civil Procedure Rules you will have opportunities to also develop advocacy skills through practical sessions that involve roleplays to reflect representing clients. For both areas, you will have an opportunity to develop advocacy skills through practical sessions that include roleplay and explore the core principles of criminal and civil liability. You will also explore the law, procedure and processes involved in 1) advising clients, 2) pre-trial considerations, 3) meeting client’s objectives, and 4) the relevant courts for both criminal and civil law.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the legal principles and practical aspects related to wills, administration of estates and trusts. You will examine the law and practice relating to succession of property upon death, including the creation of wills, common challenges that arise in the context of will creation and variation of wills. You will also explore the rules of intestacy and how the rules determine the distribution of assets in the absence of a valid will. Furthermore, you will examine how certain property may pass according to other legal mechanisms, such as by survivorship, and the practical implications of these mechanisms. Building upon their understanding of Equity and Trusts from year two, you will examine the legal principles, theories and concepts that apply to managing and distributing estates and consequent trust arrangements, and how they are applied in professional practice.

    Compulsory

  • Drawing upon your understanding of contract law, land law and equity and trusts, this module aims to explore property law in practice. With a focus on conveyancing, you will examine the process that enables the transfer of freehold and leasehold property to take place, both in a residential and commercial context. You will examine the legal and procedural processes that must be undertaken when taking instruction from a client, investigating title, conducting pre-contract searches, progressing a transaction to exchange of contracts and completion. You will also explore post-completion procedures as well as delays and remedies.

    You will also examine leasehold property and the grant of commercial leases, including an investigation of key lease covenants and the consequences of breaching those covenants, together with the relevant applicable law. Furthermore, you will examine core principles of planning law and property taxation as it relates to property transactions.

    Compulsory

As you move through your final year, you will continue to put your understanding of the law into practice. This culminates in participation in a simulated law firm exercise in the final semester during which you will be required to apply your knowledge and skills to simulated client and courtroom experiences.

Modules

  • This module aims to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to identify and deal with a range of legal and ethical issues likely to be encountered in business. The module covers business formation, including the types of business, funding and liability. It also explores the nature and function of various company structures, the rights and obligations of shareholders and directors, and how business may come to an end. You will examine how business law principles are applied in professional legal practice, as well as the fundamentals of business ethics, including decision-making, governance and corporate social responsibility in a global economy.

    Compulsory

  • Dispute resolution is wider than litigation and it has become common place for disputes, particularly those relating to contract and tort law, to be settled out of court through a variety of mediums. This module aims to look at the various types of arbitration and mediation that are used as a means of alternative dispute resolution. You are provided with the opportunity to learn and apply the rules and etiquette used in such forums to provide access to justice and resolve of legal disputes. This module will be highly practical in nature and will involve the development of key negotiation skills through exploration of authentic case studies.

    Compulsory

  • Through this module you will explore the accounting techniques used in legal practice and a range of legal issues likely to be encountered by solicitors when dealing with taxation. You will explore how accounts are compiled and analysed to enable professional legal practices to record all financial transactions and analyse these to make strategic and operational decisions relating to their business. You will examine how the ethical frameworks and accounting presumptions operate and consider the fundamentals of ethical decision making in relation to tax and the recording of financial transactions. The module will cover the main taxes in the UK i.e., income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, corporations tax and value-added tax. It also considers more specific taxes that only arise in certain circumstances e.g. stamp duty tax.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to provide you with an advanced understanding of courtroom advocacy techniques. Through rigorous training and practice, you should develop the proficiency needed to effectively represent clients in a court room, make compelling legal arguments and handle complex legal issues and procedure in the context of both criminal litigation and dispute resolution. The module aims to instil a strong sense of professional ethics and understanding of courtroom etiquette, emphasising the significance of maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism whilst advocating on behalf of a client in legal proceedings. You will be expected to conduct legal analysis of a client’s issue, prepare effectively for oral advocacy by identifying the relevant facts and legal principles and present reasoned arguments in a clear, logical, succinct and persuasive way.

    Compulsory

  • During this module you will undertake a comprehensive exploration of the essential skills and techniques required for effective client interactions within the legal profession. Building upon modules studied previously in the course, you will learn how to establish a rapport with the client, actively listen and communicate effectively to build trust and gather pertinent information from clients. You will explore cultural competence, enabling you to effectively engage with clients from diverse backgrounds and adapt their interview approach accordingly. This module will also address the importance of accurate record keeping in the form of attendance notes. Based upon the information obtained in interview and documents forwarded to yourself from the partner in a simulated law firm, you will also need to identify and analyse legal issues, assess the client’s needs and formulate appropriate strategies, including options and strategies for negotiation. You will then articulate this client-focused advice in a variety of different formats.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to develop your ability to conduct effective legal research in response to the types of legal problem encountered in practice and to utilise that research in the drafting of legal correspondence and documentation. Acting in the capacity of a solicitor within a simulated law firm, you will be required to act in the interests of fictitious clients and develop your ability to communicate effectively in writing and in a professional capacity, to a range of audiences such as the other side in litigation or a transaction, a third party, a partner within their organisation or the client themselves. Additionally, you should hone your legal drafting skills by drafting a range of legal documents, with and without the use of precedents.

    Compulsory

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.


How you'll learn

This course can be studied over four years full-time, or five years with an optional study/work placement2.

Modules on the degree are normally delivered through a combination of workshops, seminars and lectures. The course aims to provide you with a well-rounded and immersive educational experience to support your transition into a successful legal career. It does this by combining theoretical knowledge with practical legal skills throughout, culminating in a law firm simulation in your final semester.

If you choose to start this course in January it will be run as a condensed programme. You’ll start your course in January and finish your first year in August. Upon successful completion of Year 1, you will progress onto Year 2 in September and then continue to start subsequent years of your course in September, completing your degree at the same time as the September starters unless you opt to do a placement year.


Teaching contact hours

The number of full-time contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 15 contact hours per week in the first and second year dropping to around 12 contact hours per week in the third and final year as you become a more independent learner.

Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of approximately 25 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the university may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Since COVID-19, we have delivered our courses in a variety of forms, in line with public authority guidance, decisions or orders, and we will continue to adapt our delivery as appropriate. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.


Assessment

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods include:

  • Phase tests including multiple choice quizzes
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Practical assessments

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.


International experience opportunities

Throughout the degree you will be exposed to a wide variety of potential international opportunities2. From undertaking an international field trip to working with students from international universities in a collaborative international online learning project, we aim to offer an international opportunity for everyone. The Law School has particularly strong links with the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China and established links with the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, the University of Nebrija in Madrid and the University of the West Indies.

Throughout the course, you will explore aspects of international law and develop cognisance of diverse cultural and global perspectives, particularly as it influences your legal practice. The Law School is a typically diverse community of legal academics and students, which brings depth and vibrancy to your student experience.

Please note that all international experience opportunities may be subject to additional costs, competitive application, availability and meeting applicable visa and travel requirements are therefore not guaranteed2.

Embark on an exhilarating legal journey with our course, a catalyst for launching your legal career. Upon completion, you'll proudly hold both an LLB (Hons) and MLaw award from Coventry University, equipped with the confidence to navigate and excel in the legal profession.

Rebecca Gladwin-Geoghegan, Associate Head of School, 2024
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Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2024/25 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
UCAS points 120
A level BBB
GCSE Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 4 /C or above including English and Mathematics.
IB Diploma 24 points
BTEC DMM
Access to HE The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

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. Find out more about our 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 at least 5.5 in each component area)

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

2024/25 tuition fees.

Student Full-time Part-time
UK, Ireland*, Channel Islands or Isle of Man TBC per year Not available
EU TBC per year with EU support bursary**
TBC per year without EU support bursary**
Not available
International TBC per year Not available

If you choose to do a work placement2, you should consider travel and living costs to cover this. There is also a tuition fee3 of £1,250 that will cover your academic support throughout your placement year.

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.

The following are additional costs not included in the tuition fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.
  • Any costs associated with securing, attending or completing a placement (whether in the UK or abroad).

Condensed course – January start date

If you choose to start this course in January please make sure you check the Fees and Finance page for more information. Although starting this course in January does not prohibit you from being eligible for student finance, the way it is paid in your first year differs from those who start their course in September.

If you start the course in January, your tuition fees will be paid in accordance with the university’s Tuition Fees, Refund and Withdrawal Terms and Conditions for January starters and for any further years of study, your fees will be paid in accordance with the terms for September starters.

*Irish student fees

The rights of Irish residents to study in the UK are preserved under the Common Travel Area arrangement. If you are an Irish student and meet the residency criteria, you can study in England, pay the same level of tuition fees as English students and utilise the Tuition Fee Loan.

**EU Support Bursary

Following the UK's exit from the European Union, we are offering financial support to all eligible EU students who wish to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree with us full-time. This bursary will be used to offset the cost of your tuition fees to bring them in line with that of UK students. Students studying a degree with a foundation year with us are not eligible for the bursary.

  • We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Your fee status determines your tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available to you. The rules about who pays UK (home) or international (overseas) fees for higher education courses in England are set by the government's Department for Education. The regulations identify all the different categories of student who can insist on paying the home rate. The regulations can be difficult to understand, so the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has provided fee status guidance to help you identify whether you are eligible to pay the home or overseas rate.

    If you meet all the criteria required by any one category, including any residence requirements, your institution must charge you the home rate. You only need to find one category that you fit into.


Facilities

The MLaw Law with Professional Practice course is delivered at Coventry University main campus.

Moot Room

Moot Room

Our Moot Room gives 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.

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Careers and opportunities

On successful completion of the LLB Law with Professional Practice (Hons) a student should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate contemporary issues and developments within the law of England and Wales and international law and practice, being cognisant of diverse cultural and global perspectives.
  • Identify and synthesise relevant information from primary and secondary sources, using both digital and non-digital resources, whilst adhering to principles of academic integrity.
  • Draw reasoned conclusions through the application of legal principles and/or knowledge of legal procedure to complex authentic legal problems, whilst tolerating ambiguity and recognising alternative legal and practical outcomes.
  • Demonstrate effective self-management through reflective practice, make effective use of feedback and work independently or collaboratively as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate intellectual independence through the acquisition of specialist legal knowledge and understanding of current legal thinking and/or emerging research.
  • Critically analyse the theories, concepts, values, principles and laws across a range of substantive legal areas.
  • Understand principles of sustainability, social responsibility and professional ethics and recognise their application to the law.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally, by conveying and explaining legal information, ideas and arguments in appropriate contexts to a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Demonstrate a range of practical legal skills, evidencing an appreciation of principles of professional ethics.

On successful completion of the MLaw Law with Professional Practice a student should also be able to:

  • Critically analyse and apply law and procedure across range of legal areas, in the context of professional practice.
  • Apply principles of sustainability, social responsibility and professional ethics to decision making related to professional legal practice.
  • Demonstrate a range of professional legal skills required for professional legal practice, evidencing adherence to professional codes of conduct and ethical decision making as relevant to practice as a solicitor or CILEx Lawyer.

Coventry Law School’s strong reputation, industry links and rounded approach to employability means that students can be well-prepared and confident in moving into their chosen careers. Many students will opt to pursue a career as a solicitor, CILEx Lawyer or Barrister. Even if you ultimately decide not to pursue a career within the legal profession, the course develops readily transferrable skills, and graduate attributes that will enable you to be successful in alternative career destinations. The ability to communicate effectively, act with integrity, think critically and creatively, and adapt to change will set students on the path to success in the global graduate job market.

Where our graduates work

Previous law graduates from Coventry Law School have gone on to work at a wide variety of organisations and firms including:

  • DAC Beachcroft
  • NFU Mutual
  • PwC
  • Deloitte
  • Linklaters
  • Countrywide Tax and Trust Corporation
  • Oracle
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Stobbs
  • Co-op Legal Services

How to apply

  • Coventry University together with Coventry University London, Coventry University Wrocław, CU Coventry, CU London, CU Scarborough, and Coventry University Online come together to form part of the Coventry University Group (the University) with all degrees awarded by Coventry University. 

    1Accreditations

    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.

    2UK and international opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or international opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be unpaid and/or subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel, public authority guidance, decisions or orders and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand any visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    3Tuition fees

    The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK (home) students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University 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.

    For international students, we may increase fees each year, but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.

    4Facilities

    Facilities are subject to availability. Access to some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and/or may have reduced availability or restrictions where the university is following public authority guidance, decisions or orders.

    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 current 2023/2024 contract is available on the website for information purposes however the 2024/25 Contract is currently being updated so please revisit this page before submitting your application. 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.

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