Law

Goldsmiths, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This is a qualifying law degree - your first step towards becoming a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. You’ll gain all the skills you need to progress to the next stages. Why study LLB Law at Goldsmiths?

  • Goldsmiths has a rich heritage of social awareness and engagement. You'll be part of an environment that champions human rights and social justice.
  • Not only is it a qualifying law degree, it has been developed in anticipation of the new Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE). Training for these is integrated throughout the degree and you'll also have the option to take a specific SQE2 module in your final year.
  • Future lawyers need a diverse range of skills - we'll teach you about public speaking and drafting legal documentation, but we'll also get you mastering digital communications, big data, analytics and social media.
  • This degree is active. You won't just be sitting and reading, you'll be problem-solving, debating and advocating through a range of experiential learning, extra-curricular and professional development activities, on campus and beyond.
  • We're ahead of the curve. You'll cover the fundamentals, but you'll also look at subjects like post-Brexit regulation and disruptive technologies.
  • You'll benefit from our excellence in the fields of creative arts, humanities and social sciences. You can choose modules in subjects as varied as art, media, human rights and technology.
  • You'll have the chance to visit the Supreme Court and Old Bailey and attend Parliamentary committees and debates.
  • Guest speakers will include legal academics, barristers, solicitors, judges, educational experts, stand-up comedians, technology experts and artists.
  • The LLB Law is a qualifying law degree accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.
Law and Policy Clinics In Goldsmiths’ Law and Policy Clinics, students confront challenging societal issues through supervised legal research and public engagement activity. Areas of research and public engagement activity covered by the Clinics include immigration, the law of financial wrongdoing, police interrogation, and counter-terrorism law.

Course details

Modules

The LLB will give you the opportunity to focus on your interests in the second and third year by choosing from a range of law option modules. A unique feature of the degree is that you'll also be able to study across a wide range of specialisms, drawing on globally leading expertise in the departments of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Media and Communications, and Art. Year 1 (credit level 4) you will study the following compulsory modules: English Legal System in a Global Context 21st Century Legal Skills Criminal Law Contract Law Public Law and the Human Rights Act Year 2 (credit level 5) you will study 2 option modules and the following compulsory modules: EU Law in the UK Tort Land Law Trusts Year 3 (credit level 6) you will write a dissertation (30 credits) and also choose 90 credits from a selection of optional modules from the following list: Commercial Law and International Trade Agreements Company Law AI, Disruptive Technologies and the Law Art Law Media Law and Ethics Criminal Evidence (with Advanced Mooting and Advocacy) SQE2: Practical Legal Skills in Context Human Rights Law or Human Rights Law (with Goldsmiths' Human Rights Clinic) And a maximum of 30 credits from the list of Law and Society modules: Prisons, Punishment and Society Contemporary Issues in Criminology Psychology and Law Anthropology of Rights 1 Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, reports, case notes, statutory interpretation, critiques of articles, and research projects such as the dissertation. As well as these traditional assessment methods, you'll also have the option in your second and third years to take modules that are wholly assessed in more innovative ways, such as: a portfolio of mooting contributions client interviewing, persuasive argumentation, written advice and legal drafting voluntary and prepared contributions in the classroom taking part in a human rights clinic and other experiential learning activities

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Bar Standards Board
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeM100
Institution code G56
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

To find out more about fees and funding, please check our undergraduate fees guidance or contact the Fees Office https://www.gold.ac.uk/ug/fees-funding/
Law at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS