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Business Law LLB (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Course code:

M221

Study options:

3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich or study abroad

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222


Overview

Want to study law in a commercial or business context? Our LLB Business Law covers the legal framework that businesses operate within.

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.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Course information

Business law deals with the creation of new businesses and the issues that arise as existing businesses interact with their customers, members of the public, other companies, the government and other regulatory bodies. This area of the law draws on a variety of legal disciplines, including, intellectual property, real property, sales, employment law, bankruptcy and others.

All qualifying law degrees 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.

We cover 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.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

Modules

  • English Legal System

  • Contract Law

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law

  • Law in the Business Environment

  • Law Study - Developing Your Academic and Legal Writing Skills

  • Academic and Personal Development

Overview

Modules

  • Criminal Law

  • Tort Law

  • European Union Law

  • Property Law

  • Practical Legal Skills

  • Academic and Career Development

Overview

Modules

In more detail...

  • a course designed to meet the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board
  • the opportunity to volunteer in our Legal Advice Clinic, Business, Law & Enterprise Clinic or Employment Law Clinic where you will be supervised by staff with many years experience in practice and actually handle cases for real clients
  • experienced teaching staff who bring professional or research expertise into their teaching
  • the opportunity to apply for a work placement, which is not only a fantastic experience but will also give you an edge when applying for jobs
  • the option to spend a year studying overseas, which provides you with an international experience that many businesses find appealing
  • regular guest lectures from employers who specialise in different areas of the law, giving you the opportunity to network with people already in the profession
  • a dedicated moot room, or mock court, where you will have the opportunity to develop your advocacy skills

All qualifying law degrees are required to cover the foundations of legal knowledge. 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.

Specialist areas of study will ensure you have an in-depth understanding of business law in the wider commercial context, and that you are equipped to work in the global business environment.

You will study specialist business law topics such as Company Law, Intellectual Property Law, Employment Law and International Commercial Law.

Modules are normally delivered through large group lectures and seminars of 15 students. Seminars are interactive and may involve hypothetical problem questions, case studies and the analysis of more theoretical issues. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress and will be available for advice.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • formal examinations 65%;
  • coursework, tests, essays 20%;
  • practical or project work 5%;
  • group work etc. 5%;
  • presentations, posters etc. 5%.

In a typical week you will normally have up to 14 hours of teaching contact with staff. You can meet with your personal tutor or lecturing staff during published office hours sessions, which allow you to discuss problems or help you investigate further topics that interested you in the lecture. A typical week would normally break down as follows:

Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of tutorials each week;

Medium-group teaching: 4 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week;

Large-group teaching: 9 hours of lectures each week;

Personal study: 25 hours each week studying and revising in your own time, including some guided study using handouts, online activities, etc.

We have links with a variety of excellent partner institutions that teach in English and where you can spend a study year in France, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic, Malta, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Throughout the course, where appropriate, staff will introduce comparative international elements into the curriculum. Other international experiences include live seminars with students abroad via web link, summer schools in the US, and with partners in Germany  and Spain.

Global ready

Did you know that we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA, 2015/16)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: ECU185
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
ABB-BBB DDM
31 points
5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits in Mathematics or Physical Science units. Plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language an IELTS of 6.0 is required for this course. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language an IELTS of 6.0 is required for this course. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: The International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So, if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However, we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2017.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£11,927 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments. 

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

Career prospects

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 and a law degree can provide an excellent foundation for many careers, including one in local government.

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.

97%

of students in work or further study six months after they left university 

DHLE 2015/16

What our Vice-Chancellor says…

A key part of the university’s mission is preparing our students for employment in a highly competitive global market, equipping them with the tools and skills they need to find jobs and thrive in their future careers.

These new figures show that this dedication is having an impact on our graduates’ futures and is further evidence that our staff are offering students a truly world-class experience.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.