Law & Practice HNC/HND/LLB (Hons) 2019/20 entry

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Not having end of year exams is incredible because you can focus on what you are doing. The module structure means you can study one topic, do one assignment and have a practical approach.

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Course code:

M102 - LLB
M103 - HND
TBC - HNC

Study options:

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

Location:

CU London

Starting:

September 2019
November 2019
January 2020
March 2020
April 2020
June 2020

Fees:

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Overview

Law is one of the world’s oldest professions. Filled with intrigue and complexities, law is a fascinating and exciting subject area that is an essential component of everyday life. A degree in law can lead you to a wide number of career options, including a lawyer, legal executive or costs negotiator.

Success in this field demands discipline, strategic thinking, a solid knowledge of legislation and the ability to adapt to different scenarios. As legal knowledge is key for success in this career, this course focuses on teaching you key theoretical principles, with fundamental best practices such as making succinct legal arguments. 

Why CU London

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.

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 & Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

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

Course information

This degree aims to provide a thorough understanding of law and practice in modern day circumstances. Focusing strongly on developing practical real-world skills, the course covers a broad range of topics, from engaging critically with the principles of employment law and how EU law has evolved, through to contractual and tortious liability.

You will develop mooting, advocacy and presentation skills, building a solid foundation for you to become a competent and knowledgeable practitioner of law.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

Focused on practical, real-world application, this year encourages you to think practically in the field of law, applying legal rules and principles to real-world scenarios while identifying and evaluating key issues. Throughout the year you will touch upon several principle elements including judicial precedent, vitiating factors and negotiation, aptly preparing you for advanced-level learning in year two. Students who complete year one are eligible for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Law.

Modules

  • English Legal System and Legal Methods

    This introduction to the English legal system describes the distinctiveness of the common-law approach as a legal methodology. In terms of legal method, you will be introduced to statutory interpretation, the operation of the doctrine of precedent the process of legal research and the basics of legal reasoning. 

  • Public Law and Human Rights

    This module will provide knowledge of the constitutional underpinnings and theory of administrative law. You will gain comprehensive knowledge of the institutions, processes and legal principles of redress for judicial and extra-judicial grievances against public bodies. You will also cover constraints on the exercise of government power, Human Rights protections and administrative law remedies (including Judicial Review).

  • Contract Law and Dispute Resolution

    This module aims to provide a critical understanding of the conceptual and analytical frameworks underpinning the law of Contract. You will examine key topics such as; the formation of contractual relations, the requirements for enforceability of contracts, the rights of third parties and vitiating factors.

  • Criminal Law and Mooting

    This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to understand and critically examine the evidence, concepts, debates, and controversies associated with the study of criminal law. You will be informed of the key cases and legislation which govern criminal law and encouraged to reflect on whether the law could be improved.

Overview

Focusing on the criminal justice system and the English legal system, you undertake a practice-based exploration of the key principles related to the development of effective client-care. In this year, you will develop comprehensive knowledge of the English law of torts, land law and family law. This provides you with an elevated level of legal knowledge, ready for progression into year three. Students who complete year two are eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Law.

Modules

  • Legal Research Project

    This module aims to equip you with the ability to advise clients in an accurate, clear way, by adopting appropriate planning, research and evaluation techniques. To help you understand the importance of research for legal practitioners, you will engage with real theoretical problems under tutor supervision to identify a legal issue, you'll then research and report upon it.

  • Tort law and Legal Problem Solving

    Tort is a dynamic subject which is constantly growing through case law and the introduction of new legislation. This module places emphasis on tortious obligations such as negligence, including clinical negligence. You’ll be introduced to general principles and have an opportunity to engage with legal rules and apply them in a problem-solving context.

  • Property Law and Legal Analysis

    This is an introduction to fundamental principles of Property Law. You will examine property rights in relation to Land and deal with their definition, development, acquisition and transfer. You will also investigate issues such as, the term ‘land’ and its meaning, how ownership of land is transferred and how land can be registered.  

  • Law and Trusts and Professional Advice

    The aim of this module is to ensure students understand the history development of the concepts, principles and rules of equity and trusts, and their impact on English Law. You will explore issues of controversy, such as the ability of trusts to assist in wealth creation and maintenance, developing critical thinking and legal reasoning skills in the process.

Overview

Sandwich and placement years give you the opportunity to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow. This enables you to contextualise the theoretical models and concepts discussed in the classroom in the work place. You can also choose to take an optional year abroad between the second and third year of study. If you decide to take advantage of a placement or sandwich year, this version of the degree will help to increase your employment prospects by acquiring skills and gaining an understanding of what employers expect of graduates.

Overview

In the final year, you undertake learning and practical elements from a professional viewpoint. This year covers a broad range of topics, from engaging critically with the principles and evolution of employment law, through to contractual and tortious liability. The skills and knowledge that you refine during your final year will help to prepare you for further professional development. Students who complete the final year are awarded a LLB (Hons) degree in Law & Practice.

Modules

  • European Union Law and Collaborative Working

    This module aims to introduce you to the law of the European Union and equip you with a thorough understanding of the institutional and procedural law of the European Union and the influence it has on the domestic law of England and Wales.

  • Civil Practice and Interviewing

    This unit provides an overview of civil litigation system in England and Wales and the procedures followed in that system. You will consider methods of alternative dispute resolution without the need for formal court proceedings, and how to run a civil client file from initial interview to trial and beyond.

  • Criminal Practice and Advocacy

    The module explores the criminal litigation system in England and Wales from the perspectives of the criminal defence solicitor and that of the prosecution lawyer. You will learn how to run a criminal client file from initial interview to trial, while considering ethical issues, client care and issues relating to funding and costs.

  • Client Care and Professional Conduct

    You will gain a solid grounding in client care skills in the context of a legal environment, including legal writing and complaints management in a legal context. In this practical module, you will develop key legal practice and wider business skill through applied elements such as negotiations in role-play scenarios.

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

In more detail...

  • 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.
  • Small tutorial group sessions ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
  • In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.
  • You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our Careers & Employability Department.
  • Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University.

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 applications to real life scenarios.
  • Internationalisation: Comparative study of other legal orders, 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 also. 

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):

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

On 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, statutes and more.
  • Apply appropriate presentation skills to confidently establish the significance of data produced. 
Full-time students

Our courses run in six-week blocks and we offer up to six of these each calendar year. Normally you will study four blocks per year.
As a full-time student a standard learning block will include 21 hours each week, in the form of seminars and classes, practical work and tutorials.
Students will also be expected to spend time on independent and self-directed study in the form of further reading/research and assignments. All study is guided so you’ll have plenty of support.

A tutorial programme runs throughout the duration of the course, providing students with the opportunity to enhance academic, personal and professional development. Students will work with academic tutors to set targets and goals and reflect on their academic performance, while having the chance to gain new skills and knowledge to support their academic performance and personal development.

Group sizes are kept low. This way, students can take advantage of small numbers to increase contact time with lecturers.

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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 2019

£6,350 (per year)


November 2019

£6,350 (per year)


January 2020

£6,350 (per year)


March 2020

£6,350 (per year)


April 2020

£6,350 (per year)


June 2020

£6,350 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2019

£6,350 (per year)


November 2019

£6,350 (per year)


January 2020

£6,350 (per year)


March 2020

£6,350 (per year)


April 2020

£6,350 (per year)


June 2020

£6,350 (per year)


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Fees & Funding

Full-time 

For the academic year 2019/20, each six-week block will cost £1,587.50. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £6,350. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU London Library and Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials. 

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 London from Student Finance England.

Career prospects

With an ever-growing demand of legal professionals in all industries, graduates of a law course have an expansive list of career paths to explore. With many students progressing directly into a legal position, some students have also chosen to study further in the field by undertaking a master’s degree in specialised subjects such as International Law.

This course serves as a direct progression route into the legal profession. With additional qualifications such as the CILEx or LPC course, graduates from this course have a variety of professions to explore, such as; Costs Negotiator, Barrister or Solicitor.

Disclaimer

The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU 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 for UK and EU Students is expected to be in line with inflation.

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