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
- We’re one of the highest-rated courses in the country. Our students rated our Law department as number 1 in the UK for its intellectually stimulating curriculum and programme management. We’re also the best Law department in London for our quality of teaching (National Student Survey 2022)
- We have a rich heritage of social awareness and engagement. You'll be part of an environment that champions human rights, social justice and the international rule of law.
- You’ll not only get a qualifying law degree, but the course has also been developed in anticipation of the new Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE). Training for these is integrated throughout the degree, with the option to take an SQE module in your final year.
- As a Goldsmiths student, you will also benefit from discounted access to SQE Prep with leading external provider BARBRI.
- Future lawyers need a diverse range of skills. As well as grounding you in the fundamentals, you’ll also learn about subjects from big data to social media.
- This degree is active, so you won't just be sitting and reading. You'll learn problem-solving, debating and advocating through a range of activities.
- We're ahead of the curve, offering subjects like AI and disruptive technologies.
- You'll benefit from our excellence in the fields of creative arts, humanities and social sciences, with optional modules in subjects like art, media, human rights and technology.
- You'll visit the Supreme Court, Old Bailey, and leading commercial law sets. You’ll also attend Parliamentary committees and debates as well as relevant theatre productions, exhibitions and film screenings to enrich your studies.
- You’ll work closely with eminent legal thinkers, internationally leading barristers and politicians. Our Visiting Professors are some of the greatest legal minds of our generation.
- You’ll benefit from a variety of guest speakers who are experts in their fields. From practising legal professionals to solicitors from ‘Magic Circle’ law firms, and members of the Crown Prosecution Service to representatives from NGOs and the technologies sector.
The LLB will give you the opportunity to focus on your interests in the second and third years 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. Please note: Many of the option module lists below are indicative, and updated annually by the department. Year 1 (credit level 4) In your first year, you'll study the following compulsory modules: 21st Century Legal Skills 15 credits Contract Law 30 credits Criminal Law: Theory and Practice 30 credits Public Law and the Human Rights Act 30 credits English Legal System in a Global Context 15 credits Year 2 (credit level 5) In your second year, you'll study the following compulsory modules: EU Law and the UK 15 credits Law of Tort 30 credits Land Law 15 credits Trusts 15 credits International Law and Politics 15 credits You'll then select 30 credits of optional modules. You can then choose from the following selection of optional module list from the Department of Law, or you can select modules from relevant departments (known as Connected Curriculum) across the University. Department of Law optional modules You can select up to 30 credits of optional modules from the list below. For the Goldsmiths' Social Change module, you have the option to focus on Immigration Policy Clinic and/or Counterterrorism and Human Rights Clinic. Immigration Law 15 credits Intellectual Property Law 15 credits Goldsmiths’ Social Change Module 15 credits Connected Curriculum modules You will also have the opportunity to select optional modules from departments such as Sociology to broaden your studies. Exact lists of these modules will be available at the beginning of each academic year. You can select up to 30 credits from the Connected Curriculum modules, or Goldsmiths' Electives. Or, alternatively you can take the below module for all 30 credits: Modern Political Theory 30 credits Year 3 (credit level 6) In your third year, you'll take 90-120 credits from the following modules: Dissertation 30 Credits AI, Disruptive Technologies and the Law 15 credits Human Rights Law and Clinic 15 credits Work Placement 15 credits Commercial Law and International Trade Agreements 30 credits Art Law 15 credits Company Law 15 credits SQE2: Practical Legal Skills in Context 15 credits Criminal Evidence (with Advanced Mooting and Advocacy) 15 credits And, depending on the number of credits you select from the Department of Law modules, you can take up to 30 credits from the below interdisciplinary modules: Confronting climate crisis 15 credits Media Law and Ethics Anthropology of Rights 15 credits Crimes of the Powerful 15 credits Psychology and Law 15 credits Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
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
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Bar Standards Board
- Solicitors Regulation Authority
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0|
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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