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.
EmployabilityDedicated Careers & Employability department who will assist you in finding employment
Top Quality CoursesTaught by industry professionals, awarded by Coventry University
No End of Year ExamsOur modern teaching techniques mean no last-minute cramming and less stress
Professional RecognitionSpecific courses contain additional industry recognised qualifications from awarding bodies
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 (QLD). This status means that graduation from the programme, having met the necessary requirements, 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. In order to qualify for the QLD you must successfully complete the seven foundational subjects, with a maximum of 3 attempts at each, with only one compensatable pass across them all. This will then shorten your professional training, should you wish to practise in England and Wales, by one year.
This course aims to provide a thorough understanding of law and practice in modern day circumstances. Focusing strongly on developing practical real-world skills, the degree 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.
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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 principal elements including judicial precedent, statutory interpretation and answering problem questions, preparing you for advanced-level learning in year two. Students who successfully complete year one are eligible for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Law.
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.
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).
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 misrepresentation.
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.
In this year, you will develop comprehensive knowledge of the Law of Torts, Property and Trusts together with a skills module on Legal Research. This provides you with an elevated level of legal knowledge and skills, ready for progression into year three. Students who successfully complete year two are eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Law.
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 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.
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.
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.
This course offers you the option to undertake a Professional Enhancement Year or International Enhancement Year. If you wish to do so, you can opt to take the Professional Enhancement Year module or the International Enhancement 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 Enhancement Year and International Enhancement 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. Employability Unit 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.
In the final year, you undertake learning and practical elements from a professional viewpoint. This year covers a broad range of practical skills and knowledge in Civil Criminal Practice and Client Care. EU law will complete the academic study of law. The skills and knowledge that you refine during your final year will help to prepare you for further professional development. Students who successfully complete the final year are awarded a LLB (Hons) degree in Law & Practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coventry has been ranked top 15 in the UK for 5 years running in the The Guardian University Guide 2016-2020. CU London is part of the Coventry University Group.
In more detail...
Completing a law degree requires hard-work, discipline and determination. If you are ready to utilise your originality, passion and mental capacity to excel in a career in law, our programme will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to start your journey.
You’ll be based in the spacious Civic Centre building, which provides an outstanding learning environment. You will have access to our Library & Learning Services, fully equipped seminar rooms and impressive IT suites.
This course has been developed by practising professionals and industry experts. Our academics bring a wealth of expertise to the classroom with many continuing to undertake research and other projects alongside teaching, meaning our students gain a well-rounded and relevant teaching experience.
Throughout your studies, you will find that the course is underpinned with practical elements.
At CU Scarborough, we put a strong focus on getting our graduates ready to enter the job market. With this degree, you are given the opportunity to undertake short and long-term placements in between your second and third year.
- 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 phase tests, oral presentations, practical class performances and written assessments, which all take place within each six week block.
Course Breakdown (approximately):
- 55% Coursework and Written Assessments
- 12% Phase Tests
- 33% 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.
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.
Group sizes are kept low. This way, students can take advantage of small numbers to increase contact time with lecturers.
Haven't met the entry requirements or don’t have the right qualifications? You may still be able to progress onto a degree you’d love by studying a foundation or access course.
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.
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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.
As a 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.
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.
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.