Goldsmiths, University of London

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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 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.

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.

In your first year, 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

In your second year, you'll study 2 option modules and the following compulsory modules:
EU Law in the UK
Tort
Land Law
Trusts

In your third year, you will write a dissertation (30 credits) and also choose 90 credits from a selection of optional modules.

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 code M100
Institution code G56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
Lewisham
SE14 6NW


Clearing contact details

Admissions Office

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries

020 7078 5300


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