IB: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655
3 years, full-time
Institute of Management Studies
The LLB Law with Economics is a highly distinctive and interdisciplinary programme. It allows you to study two areas of great significance in contemporary society by combining the study of Law with compulsory and optional modules in Economics.
This is a qualifying Law degree, allowing you to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister. It also equips you with key knowledge in Economics, making you a strong candidate for commercial and corporate law firms, financial institutions, government organisations, think tanks, NGOs and others.
Why study LLB Law with Economics
- You’ll develop a solid understanding of common law, international law, legal institutions, legal methodologies, legal research and argumentation, as well as a good foundation of economic thinking.
- You’ll be able to apply economic principles relevant to global developments and contemporary legal issues.
- The interdisciplinary nature of this degree will help you stand out in a crowded job market. You’ll have the ability to encompass political, economic and legal perspectives, and bring practical application of expert knowledge and skillsets.
- The degree is highly active. You’ll learn problem-solving, debating and advocacy, and visit leading commercial and corporate law firms, including ‘Magic Circle’ law firms and financial institutions.
- You’ll obtain a sound understanding of key economic concepts, and alternative paradigms, by studying innovative modules ranging from Foundation of Economics to Crises and Market Failure (see below for further module information)
- You’ll develop specialist knowledge in cutting-edge areas at the intersection of Law, technology and economics. You’ll be able to take modules in ‘AI, Disruptive technologies and the Law’; ‘Art Law’; ‘Intellectual Property Law’; ‘Company Law' and ‘Commercial Law and International Trade Agreements’.
- You’ll put theory into action by taking a Law module focusing on crucial practical skills preparing students for the newly introduced Solicitors Qualifying Examination, and a dissertation project which will be on a subject spanning Law and Economics.
- You’ll represent clients and defend cases (in fictional trials) as a solicitor or barrister specialised in commercial law, corporate law and Economics.
- Your degree will be based in the Department of Law, but you’ll also have access to a range of exciting activities in our vibrant Institute of Management Studies.
Study 21st century Law, and Law in context
As well as compulsory modules that provide you with knowledge of Law and Economics, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of specialist modules delivered by the Department of Law and the Institute of Management Studies (module details below) such as Corporate Law or ‘Money, Banking and the Financial System’.
Our curriculum has been built for the modern landscape of Law and Economics, including subjects from ‘21st Century Legal Skills’ and ‘AI, Disruptive Technologies and the Law’ to ‘Finance and the Global Political Economy’ and ‘The Ethics of Economics and Environmental Protection’. You can find our full module list below.
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.
We also offer our students unique access to the University of London’s Refugee Law Clinic as well as social welfare placements in law centres and legal advice clinics across London.
For more information, please visit the Law and Policy Clinics page.
Harvard Law School course
We’re the first Law department in the UK to offer free access to Harvard Law School’s pioneering Zero-L course.
Taught by 18 leading Harvard Law faculty members, it has hours of video lectures, vocabulary, and periodic comprehension checks that you can take at your own pace. The course provides you with an introduction to the legal profession, stages of litigation and citizenship rights as well as offering instruction and practise in basic skills, including how to read a case.
Materials developed by Goldsmiths Law academics to support the delivery of Zero-L direct you to key areas of interest in the programme and give you support to understand how Zero-L strengthens your understanding of English law and helps you to develop legal skills.
Student life and student support
You'll belong to a close-knit community, and are supported by a network which includes academic personal tutors, career advisers, disability officers and other student support staff. We work in small groups in lectures and research seminars, and immerse in legal London as a group on a regular basis. The legal, institutional and cultural experiences you will gain in the LLB will stay with you forever.
Find out more about student life and studying in London, explore 'a day in the life' in the Law department, and visit the Department of Law Instagram page for a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to study Law at Goldsmiths.
Study abroad, and our Athens Summer School
In recent years, our students have attended summer schools at the University of Geneva and Amsterdam Law school. Funding is reviewed on a yearly basis.
We organise an annual summer school in Athens, in collaboration with leading Universities there. The 10-day intensive programme provides a range of courses (in e.g. refugee law and migration studies, EU law, criminal law, law and technology), connects our students with high-profile institutions and authorities there, such as the British Ambassador and British Council in Greece, as well as giving them unprecedented access to cultural visits and experiences.
To find out more about funding and other global opportunities at Goldsmiths, visit our Study Abroad pages.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos.