Law & Practice BA (Hons) 2021/22 entry

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Course code:

M250 - BA
052M - HND
152M - HNC

Study options:

3 year - Degree
2 year - HND
1 year - HNC

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Location:

CU Coventry

Starting:

September 2021
November 2021
January 2022
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Course code:

M250 - BA
052M - HND
152M - HNC

Study options:

3 year - Degree
2 year - HND
1 year - HNC

Location:

CU Coventry

Starting:

September 2021
November 2021
January 2022
March 2022
May 2022
July 2022

Fees:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 8787


Enquire online

Overview

Filled with intrigue and complexities, law is a fascinating subject that is an essential component of every organisation and affects all of our everyday lives. Studying law can lead you to a variety of exciting career options including barrister, solicitor or a legal executive.

Success in this field demands discipline, strategic thinking, in depth knowledge of legislation and the ability to adapt to different scenarios. Legal knowledge is key to success in this career, so our course focuses on theory and best practices, alongside quintessential practical learning such as making succinct legal arguments.

Why CU Coventry

We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

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.

Employability

Dedicated Careers & Employability department who will assist you in finding employment

Top Quality Courses

Taught by industry professionals, awarded by Coventry University

No End of Year Exams

Our modern teaching techniques mean no last-minute cramming and less stress

Professional Recognition

Specific courses contain additional industry recognised qualifications from awarding bodies

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Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is recognised by the following bodies:

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

The BA Law and Practice course is recognised by CILEx. We have designed our BA (Hons) Law & Practice degree to align with content from CILEx Professional Legal Qualifications. Embedding qualifications means you can apply for exemptions from CILEx with the appropriate fee for the Professional Diploma in Law and Practice (CILEx Level 3) qualifications (10 modules) and two Level 6 modules (Equity and Trusts and EU Law) with no extra study. In addition, the CILEx Fellowship qualification will enable you to convert to and acquire the Solicitor’s qualification. However, it is important that you contact the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to get further details as this is at their discretion.

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

Possible Exemptions for CILEx Level 3 and Level 6 (subject to SRA discretion)

What our students say

While undertaking my degree, the careers team assisted me with getting a placement related to my degree. This really helped me build up my CV.

Aisha Shariffa - CU Coventry graduate

Course information

This course aims to provide a thorough understanding of the practice of law in the modern world.

Focusing strongly on practical aspect of civil and criminal law, the degree covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from contracts, torts, land law, family law to employment law and EU Law. You would also be presented with opportunities to act for clients in criminal, civil and employment forums. You’ll develop mooting, advocacy and presentation skills thereby building a solid foundation to become a competent and knowledgeable practitioner of law.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

This first year is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system and public law. You will be introduced to the legal framework, including elements of the civil and criminal systems and contract law. Throughout the year, you'll develop skills in decision making and research methods, providing you with a solid foundation for further exploration in years two and three. Students who successfully complete year one are eligible for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Law & Practice.

Modules

  • Introduction to Law and Practice

    An introductory module, you will cover the creation of new laws, the role of the judiciary and the details of the government and its functions. You may also get the opportunity to take an educational trip; in the past these have included visits to the Old Bailey in London and a Magistrates’ Court.

  • Contractual Ideas

    This unit introduces the fundamentals of contract law, exploring core subjects such as what a legally binding contract consists of, applied terms, exclusion clauses, how contracts can be discharged and more.

  • Criminal Law

    A popular module focusing on what constitutes a crime. We’ll cover a range of crimes including murder, manslaughter, theft and dishonesty offences. You will get the chance to develop mooting skills by discussing and debating previous cases, while looking at defences such as insanity and intoxication. 

  • The Criminal Justice System and Practice

    In this module, you will learn essential practical components of criminal law. You learn the key skills required during the offences process, such as how to run a case, how to advise a client, initial guidance at a police station (after arrest), sentencing and appeals. 

Overview

This year focuses on the civil justice system and property law aspects of English Law. The aim is to provide an elevated level of legal knowledge, ready for progression on to year three. Students who successfully complete year two are eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Law & Practice.

Modules

  • Tort Law

    This module looks at how the English law of torts governs relationships between individuals and businesses. You will cover cases that unfairly cause someone to suffer loss or harm, including liabilities, damages and diverse ways of claiming compensation. We will also explore business disputes relating to money and possible outcomes.

  • Civil Litigation

    You will cover the process of going through the court system, from what evidence is needed to proceed a claim to what can you expect from the defendant. Your skills will be put to the test in exciting practical assessments, where you will make closing applications to the court in our mock law court.

  • Land Law

    This module introduces law relating to land, property, ownership and tenancy. You will develop a sound understanding of the principles of the centrality of land law to society, in an economic system based on the concept of private ownership. You will investigate how land law operates to regulate relationships between owners of property rights.

  • Family Law

    In family law, no two cases are the same. You will consider marriage and divorce, financial settlements, custody of children, domestic abuse and more. Refining your mooting skills, you get to debate on the legal points around the facts of a case, using case laws and statutes to win your argument. 

Overview

This course offers you the option to undertake a Professional Placement Year or Study Abroad Year.
If you wish to do so, you can opt to take the Professional Placement Year module or the Study Abroad Year module which both typically run for a full academic year between years 2 and 3 of your course. You are able to progress onto the relevant module if you have successfully completed the first two years of the course (i.e. having accumulated 240 credits) and provided that you confirm your interest in undertaking this option before the end of your second year, typically in August.
While the Professional Placement Year and Study Abraod Year modules you undertake are non-credit bearing but do not incur any additional tuition fees, if successfully completed, these modules will appear on your final academic transcript. In addition, if you complete this year, you will also gain an enhanced degree award title as the additional suffix of “With Professional Enhancement” if you’ve gone on a work placement and “With International Enhancement” if you’ve gone on a study abroad programme will be added. [The Talent Team can provide you with a wide range of support services in order to help you apply for a placement opportunity.
Past students have worked with [Jaguar Land Rover, the Bugatti Trust and Imagination. Several students have had successful internships in London, Birmingham, Amsterdam, Berlin, Stuttgart and Bologna].
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.

Overview

In the final year, you will build upon and develop the areas studied in years one and two, exploring EU law, employment law and equity and trusts liability. The skills and knowledge that you refine during your final year will help to prepare you for further professional development. Students who successfully complete year three are awarded a BA (Hons) degree in Law & Practice.

Modules

  • European Union Law

    Due to its ever-changing nature, this is an exciting module. You will critically analyse the EU’s impact on the UK’s legal system and the aims and policies of the European Union.

  • Employment Law and Practice

    This module explores law relating to employment including the rights and responsibilities of the employee and the employer, dismissal, redundancy and discrimination. You’ll explore a number of case studies and refine your writing skills with written assessments.

  • Equity and Trusts

    This module explores the legal definition of trusts, how they operate, the power of the trustees, responsibilities and more. Using your ability to think independently, you will cross reference modules in years one and two to gain competency in the legislation relating to equity and trusts.

  • Client Care Skills and Legal Research

    In the final module, you will learn to conduct interviews and best practices, identifying legal problems, customer support and system management from the client’s perspective. At this level, you will also evaluate the principles of client care and consider how effective client relationships contribute to the development of a successful legal practice.

15th

Coventry University is ranked 15th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020. CU Coventry is part of the Coventry University Group.

In more detail...

  • Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University.
  • You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our in-house careers team.
  • In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.
  • Small tutorial group sessions ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
  • We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.

All teaching and learning activities across the course are designed to develop academic and non-academic writing skills, research skills, presentational skills, advocacy skills, practical administrative skills and employability skills.

Your main study themes are:

  • The English Legal System: An understanding of the classifications of law into public/private, domestic/European/international and civil/criminal. Key concepts of criminal law and its application to real life scenarios.
  • Internationalisation: Comparative study of other legal systems, such as the European Union or legal systems in other jurisdictions which are also based on English common law.
  • Client Care and Practice: Conducting interviews and best practices, identifying legal problems, customer support and system management and law from the clients’ perspective.
  • Research Methods: Internet based law research resources, such as Westlaw, LexisNexis and LawTel. Presentation of work through digital media is built into session plans. 

There are two main taught options for this course. It is available as a full-time three year programme or an optional four-year sandwich course where you undertake a work placement or study year in a related field. Alternatively, part-time study is also available. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Please contact cuc@coventry.ac.uk for more information about studying this course part-time.

Our teaching methods are varied, offering a number of teaching styles to suit the needs of all our students, so in addition to lectures, we also utilise a blended learning approach, including online aspects, workshops and group work. Progression through the modules develops knowledge and skills, including communication (written and oral), study skills, research methods, project management, presentation and career development. We will also encourage you to consider your employability and/or entrepreneurial development.

Unlike traditional institutions, there are no end of year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework, oral presentations and phase tests, which are more reflective of our learning model.

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at the end of each six-week block.

Course Breakdown (approximate and subject to change):

  • 50% Coursework and Written Assessments
  • 20% Phase Tests
  • 30% Practical Work/Presentations

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the theoretical, analytical and practical aspects of legislation and processes.
  • Be proficient in collating and evaluating evidence, with enhanced advocacy and advisory skills.
  • Develop appropriate analysis techniques, alongside the ability to undertake reliable and thorough research of case law, law commissions and more.
  • Apply appropriate presentation skills to confidently establish the significance of data produced. 

Full-time

If you choose to study full-time you can expect up to 20 hours of learning activities per week, made up of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, online classes and independent learning.

Part-time

If you choose to study part-time you'll usually receive up to eleven hours per week of blended learning, including classes, tutorials and online learning. Outside of this, there will also be independent study and online support.

Please note: part-time courses run subject to numbers.

Groups are kept at an average of 25-50 students per class. This way, students can take advantage of small numbers to increase contact time with lecturers.

At CU Coventry, special importance is given to internationalisation. This gives our student an opportunity to visit various places of international importance. In previous years, the Law and Practice students have visited various legal institutions like UN Headquarters in New York, Peace palace at the Hague, Valencia Water Court and trips to various EU Institutions.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee any, trip, event, internship, placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage 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

What our students say

While undertaking my degree, the careers team assisted me with getting a placement related to my degree. This really helped me build up my CV.

Aisha Shariffa - CU Coventry graduate

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What our students say

While undertaking my degree, the careers team assisted me with getting a placement related to my degree. This really helped me build up my CV.

Aisha Shariffa - CU Coventry graduate

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£6,700 (per year)


November 2021

£6,700 (per year)


January 2022

£6,700 (per year)


March 2022

£6,700 (per year)


May 2022

£6,700 (per year)


July 2022

£6,700 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2021

£15,000 (per year)


November 2021

£15,000 (per year)


January 2022

£15,000 (per year)


March 2022

£15,000 (per year)


May 2022

£15,000 (per year)


July 2022

£15,000 (per year)


Fees & Funding

We price our courses competitively in an attempt to make higher education accessible for a wide range of people. Your tuition fees will cover all of your classes, online tutorials, some of the learning materials and access to our Library & Learning Services. 

Funding

As a full-time or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU Coventry from Student Finance England.

What our students say

While undertaking my degree, the careers team assisted me with getting a placement related to my degree. This really helped me build up my CV.

Aisha Shariffa - CU Coventry graduate

Career prospects

With an ever-growing demand for legal professionals in all industries, graduates of a law course have an expansive list of career paths to explore.

Many students graduate and find careers in the law sector, while others continue on to further study by undertaking professional qualifications or a master’s degree in specialised subjects such as international law.

Where our graduates work

Graduates have gone on to further study in law, business and CILEx at institutions across the UK and internationally, or to work for leading global companies such as DWF LLP, Uber and Central England Law Centre.

What our students say

While undertaking my degree, the careers team assisted me with getting a placement related to my degree. This really helped me build up my CV.

Aisha Shariffa - CU Coventry graduate
Disclaimer

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 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 planned 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 at that time. For international students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply for the first year of study. 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.