Course information

Entry requirements

UCAS code

L1M2

Entry requirements

A-level: ABB
BTEC: DDD
IB: 33 points

Length

3 years full-time

Course overview

Economics with Law combines training in economics with in-depth knowledge of the legal framework of the economy. This degree makes you an expert on the economic and legal structures of the modern economy. It gives you a unique vantage point from which to launch your professional career.

Why study BA Economics with Law at Goldsmiths

BA Economics with Law gives you the chance to advance your knowledge by:

  • Giving you a rigorous foundation of economic thinking and the theoretical and analytical tools that are part of the trade
  • Training you in the appropriate application of these tools in the different political and social realities of today
  • Informing you of the way legal structures and legal argument form the modern political and social reality and how this relates to economic arguments

You'll take modules from the Institute of Management Studies, focusing on Economics, and also from the Department of Law.

Modules in Economics range from Intermediate Microeconomics and Macroeconomics to History of Economics Ideas, which will give you an understanding of economic theory, its contexts and its applications.

Modules in Law will emphasise basic training in Law whilst focusing on the aspects of Law that would be relevant to an economist. View the full list of modules below for detailed information on what you'll study.

Teaching style

You'll gain a range of professional skills through robust and varied methods of teaching. Lectures will help you to learn the subject from experts, whilst giving you the opportunity for discussion, group work and debate. Analysing case studies lets you explore real-life examples of economics and law in practice, and independent research projects let you delve deeper into key topics. This programme will challenge your preconceptions, facilitate independent thought, and enable you to develop a critical perspective.

Learn from experts

We know that student-staff interaction is crucial for student development. That's why you'll be assigned a tutor to provide you with regular support throughout your degree. You'll also benefit from small group teaching with our expert staff to give you the chance to question, and the room to grow and gain confidence.

Setting you up for success

By giving you the interdisciplinary knowledge of both Economics and Law, and an understanding of how they relate to one another, you’ll be graduating with the knowledge and expertise to make a difference in modern society.

Having knowledge of the economic, political and legal worlds and how they interlink will set you up for success.

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Constantinos Repapis or Andres Lazzarini.

What you'll study

In your first year, you'll take the following compulsory modules

Module title Credits
Introductory Economics 30 credits
Contract Law 30 credits
21st Century Legal Skills 15 credits
Economic Reasoning 15 credits
Mathematics for Economics and Business 30 credits

During year two, you'll complete the following compulsory modules.

Module title Credits
Intermediate Microeconomics 15 credits
Intermediate Macroeconomics 15 credits
History of Economic Ideas 15 credits
Quantitative Economics 15 credits
Applied Quantitative Economics 15 credits
Intellectual Property Law 15 credits

You can also choose from the following optional modules across the Institute for Management Studies and the Department of Law

Module title Credits
Economic History 15 credits
Land Law 15 credits
Trusts 15 credits
Development Economics 15 credits
Economic Reasoning 15 credits

You also have the opportunity to take one of the following optional elective modules

Module title Credits
My Career Strategy 15 credits
Goldsmiths’ Social Change Module 15 credits

You can also choose from the following optional modules across the Institute for Management Studies and the Department of Law

Module title Credits
Economic History 15 credits
Land Law 15 credits
Trusts 15 credits
Development Economics 15 credits
Economic Reasoning 15 credits

In your third year, you'll take the following compulsory modules.

Module title Credits
Public Economics 15 credits
International Economics 15 credits
Commercial Law and International Trade Agreements 30 credits
Company Law 15 credits

You can then choose one of the following three optional modules.

Module title Credits
Manias, Bubbles, Crises and Market Failure 15 credits
Individual and Institutional Economic Behaviour 15 credits
Gender, Race and Economic Relations 15 credits

Or select optional modules from across the Department of Law and Institute of Management Studies including:

Module title Credits
AI, Disruptive Technologies and the Law 15 credits
Art Law 15 credits
Behavioural Economics 15 credits
Money, Banking and the Financial System 15 credits

You also have the opportunity to take one of the following optional elective modules

Module title Credits
My Career Strategy 15 credits
or
Goldsmiths’ Social Change Module 15 credits

Credits and levels of learning

An undergraduate honours degree is made up of 360 credits – 120 at Level 4, 120 at Level 5 and 120 at Level 6. If you are a full-time student, you will usually take Level 4 modules in the first year, Level 5 in the second, and Level 6 modules in your final year. A standard module is worth 30 credits. Some programmes also contain 15-credit half modules or can be made up of higher-value parts, such as a dissertation or a Major Project.

Download the programme specification. If you would like an earlier version of the programme specification, please contact the Quality Office.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

For 2021-22 and 2020–21, we have made some changes to how the teaching and assessment of certain programmes are delivered. To check what changes affect this programme, please visit the programme changes page.

Entry requirements

We accept the following qualifications:

A-level: ABB
BTEC: DDD
International Baccalaureate: 33 points

International qualifications

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

Fees & funding

To find out more about your fees, please check our undergraduate fees guidance or contact the Fees Office, who can also advise you about how to pay your fees.

Additional costs

In addition to your tuition fees, you'll be responsible for any additional costs associated with your course, such as buying stationery and paying for photocopying. You can find out more about what you need to budget for on our study costs page.

There may also be specific additional costs associated with your programme. This can include things like paying for field trips or specialist materials for your assignments. Please check the programme specification for more information.

Funding opportunities

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries, and our careers service can also offer advice on finding work during your studies. Find out more about funding your studies with us.

Staff

Careers

During your second year, you'll have the option to take a module called My Career Strategy. This allows you to focus on your professional profile and prepare you for your future career.

More broadly the department runs a variety of employment-related activities that include:

  • A mentoring scheme
  • Job-related talks
  • Networking activities with graduates and professionals
  • information on job openings
  • Training in CV writing and developing your professional profile

You can also get tailored career advice and support through Goldsmith's central Careers Service, from the day you join until three years after graduation.

The BA in Economics with Law equips you with a broad range of skills that are sought after in a competitive marketplace. These include:

  • An ability to explain economic ideas to non-economists in government and the business world
  • Knowledge of the limits of economic models for analysing real-world data
  • An understanding of the economy that can meet new challenges and unforeseen crises
  • A personal philosophy of how the economy works
  • An understanding of legal processes

You'll also gain skills in teamwork, time management, organisation, critical thinking, reflection and independent research. All of these skills are greatly sought after by graduate employers.