IB: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655
3 years full-time
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.
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.
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 the Department of Law.