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Law with Politics and Human Rights, LLB (Hons)

Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

 
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Subject ranking

Sociology
UK / Guardian
9th
Anthropology
UK / Guardian
9th
Political Sciences
UK / ARWU
30th

Costs

Course feesS$31.3K / year
Entertainment, books
food & rent
S$24.6K / year
Beer S$10
MacDonalds S$13
Cinema S$20
Coffee S$6
TotalS$55.9K / year

Entry requirements

A Level ABB
Diploma
International Baccalaureate

Scholarships

British Chevening Scholarships
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity

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Code
M210
Upcoming
Intakes
Sep 2024
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Duration

3 years
Graduate
2027
About the course

Law is ‘part of a larger system of public decision-making. The rest is politics: the politics of ministers and legislators, of political parties, of media and pressure groups, and of the wider electorate’ (Jonathan Sumption, Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics, 2019).This Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) will allow you to obtain your LLB while also immersing yourself in the study of Politics, with a focus on modern threats to democracy and human rights, and the interactions between Law and Politics required to effectively counter these threats at the local, national, and global level.LLB Law students have voted the Department of Law to be one of the best in the country (NSS 2022). The LLB law lays the foundation for all of our undergraduate teaching across the Department.Study across disciplines

  • You will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of how the UK political system shapes Law. This LLB programme will allow you to explore the fascinating and complex interactions between law and politics. It will also give you an insight into how Law determines the parameters of the political system, defines the distribution of power between branches of government, and allows us to hold our elected representatives accountable, particularly through constitutional and human rights law.
  • Instead of studying Law in isolation, you will study it in its cultural, economic, and socio-political contexts. You will complement your knowledge of core Law subjects with key concepts in political theory and ideologies, UK and comparative governance, and world politics. Modules you choose from the Department of Law will be complemented by modules from the Department of Politics and International Relations to give you a holistic understanding of the system by exposing you to fundamental political concepts on the one hand, and the legislative structures they operate within on the other.
Prepare yourself for a career in LawThis programme is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB), and has been specifically designed to provide graduates with a solid foundation to tackle the new Solicitors’ Qualifying Examinations (SQE), and the equivalent training and qualification process for becoming a barrister.Engage in real-world learning
  • Goldsmiths is based in New Cross, a vibrant area in one of the most diverse cities in the world, just 10 minutes from London Bridge. Our location, and the way we draw on it, are both key parts of what makes this programme so active.
  • You will go out on study visits to explore legal and political London, for example to the House of Commons, the House of Lords, Parliamentary Select Committees, the UK Supreme Court, the Law Society, and the Inns of Court.
  • You will also attend classes by renowned international scholars, attend high-impact research events, and have the opportunity to connect with world-leading Law Schools (our annual lectures in 2019 and 2020 were delivered by Stanford Law and Berkeley Law academics respectively). You will be taught by Judges, barristers, solicitors, Parliamentary legal counsels, MPs, MEPs, and human rights experts.
  • The programme will enable you to connect with leading organisations and individuals that bring life to the question of law and politics, such as one of the UK’s foremost human rights NGOs, Liberty, whose director, Martha Spurrier, is a visiting Law professor at Goldsmiths, or the Bar Human Rights Committee, whose first Chairwoman, Kirsty Brimelow KC, works very closely with this programme in her role as Visiting Professor.
  • Our outstanding team of visiting professors includes other eminent legal practitioners, such as Sir Geoffrey Nice KC, a distinguished barrister who has led on war crime prosecutions, and Alison Levitt QC, who was Principal Legal Adviser to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Goldsmiths Law also has the privilege of welcoming Dominic Grieve KC as visiting professor.

A local representative of Goldsmiths, University of London in Singapore is available online to assist you with enquiries about this course.