If you are looking to apply the law in a commercial or business setting, the LLB Business Law will help to equip you with a specialist understanding of both the law as it applies to business and the wider commercial world.
Our law degree could set you on the path towards qualifying as a solicitor, but equally can act as preliminary training for a range of other careers, recognised by employers as providing the transferrable professional skills they demand.
With a focus on developing your practical legal skills, Law has been taught at Coventry University for 50 years. Whether it is participating in a scenario to advise a client on setting up a company or preparing a complex international business contract, we aim to improve your analytical, negotiation and communication skills, vital for any line of work.
From 2021, to become a Solicitor and/or Barrister in England and Wales you must either have an undergraduate degree, or equivalent experience (for example, by completing a degree level apprenticeship). Importantly, a Coventry undergraduate law degree should prepare candidates for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination Stage 1 test, as required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in order to become a Solicitor, and for the Academic pathway, as required by the Bar Standards Board in order to become a Barrister.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
Law degrees at Coventry Law School are required to cover the foundations of legal knowledge, which will be studied during the first two years. These subjects are Contract Law, Tort Law, Criminal Law, Law of the European Union, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Property Law, and Equity and Trusts, as well as the English Legal System.
On this specialist degree, the curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the legal framework that businesses operate within, together with the rules and main institutions of the legal system. You can also choose optional modules in specialist business law topics such as intellectual property or employment law.
You should gain an appreciation of the wider commercial context in which businesses operate and the legal consequences of various business activities – from initial set up as sole trader, partnership or registered company, for example, to tort liability for defective goods or premises.
We will examine aspects of contract law, agency and sale of goods as they affect business activities. Critically important in any organisation, we will also study basic elements of employment law, such as the contract of employment, health and safety at work, as well as the rights at work and protection against dismissal and redundancy.
Students on our LLB courses are required to undertake topics specifically designed to enhance their academic, personal and professional skills, as well as their career management. Modules are designed to develop your skills in areas such as writing, researching and retrieving legal materials, the collation and prioritisation of up-to-date relevant information, using paper and electronic sources, primary and secondary legal sources, and legal journals. You will be required to look at the development of a contemporary legal issue in the news, reporting your findings.
The aim of this course is to make sure you have the relevant knowledge and qualifications to proceed to a career as a lawyer or in business.
You can benefit from specialist advice and support in the ‘Career Planning and Management’ module. We also host regular networking events to enable you to meet representatives from local firms and a variety of local organisations who sit on our Industry Advisory Board, which regularly reviews our course content to ensure it remains up-to-date.
Many of our graduates enter the legal profession in high street, national and international ﬁrms specialising in commercial and business law. Examples of recent employers of our graduates include: Ward and Rider Solicitors, a local ﬁrm founded in 1948; Brethertons LLP, a growing Midlands ﬁrm with six ofﬁces; and Ince and Co, a specialist international commercial ﬁrm with ofﬁces in Dubai, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Le Havre, London, Paris, Piraeus, Shanghai and Singapore.
Not all law students wish to enter the legal profession as a solicitor or barrister and a Law degree can provide an excellent foundation for many other careers. Our graduates have pursued careers in local government or the professional services, as trainee accountants with top firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), heading a recruitment desk with Hays International in Hong Kong and as management trainees with large ‘blue chip’ companies.
On successful graduation, you should possess a range of transferrable graduate and employability skills in research, analysis, synthesis, critical judgement, evaluation, application of knowledge, problem-solving, communication and reflective learning.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Examples of recent employers of our graduates include: Ward and Rider Solicitors, a local ﬁrm founded in 1948; Brethertons LLP, a growing Midlands ﬁrm with six ofﬁces; and Ince and Co, a specialist international commercial ﬁrm with ofﬁces in Dubai, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Le Havre, London, Paris, Piraeus, Shanghai and Singapore.
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