Department of Economics and Law

Our Department brings together academics with interests and expertise in Economics and Law. We lead an extensive range of modules, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.    All of this activity is underpinned and enhanced by research and consultancy undertaken by members of the Department.

Research 

Economics reflects our School research strengths in gender and feminist economic analysis and its interconnection with public policy as well as emergent research strengths in migration, economic inequality, social justice and globalisation. Theoretically informed and research-led teaching, with gender and equalities as underpinning analytical approaches, responds to the recent discursive turn in economics and public policy globally as the political and policy narrative and institutions increasingly engage in tackling the global inequalities gap.  Our world renowned research centre- The WiSE Centre for Economic Justice, established in October 2010, takes an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to the analysis of economic, social and public policy. WiSE is the intellectual home to a growing group of GCU academics from a variety of disciplines including Economics, Political Science, Sociology, History, Law and Risk who are committed to building an international reputation as a centre of excellence under the broad theme of Economic Justice.  

GCU Law researchers cover a wide range of topics including international human rights law, legal theory, criminal law, forensic science, the legal profession, health care law, ethics and delict.

Law Society

Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland, as a provider of the LLB, Bachelor of Laws which, together with other training, is the main route for entry to the legal profession. The main aim is to provide our students with knowledge and understanding and confident approach to the legal system and law of Scotland. You will develop your legal knowledge and skills through the study of core areas of private, public, criminal and commercial law. Our vibrant programme has excellent staff/student ratios focused on providing individualised attention to students and their progress.

We also enjoy strong connections with legal community with students participating in regular events and training to improve their academic experience, legal skills and employability.

LLB students are provided with the opportunity to enhance their professional practice skills through our award-winning Glasgow Caledonian University Law Clinic.  The GCU Law Clinic enables LLB students to provide advice on civil law matters under the supervision of qualified and practising solicitors. Specialising in housing, employment, contract and sports law, the GCU Law Clinic is open to all LLB students who wish to volunteer.

Previous GCU LLB graduates have secured employment as solicitors in a wide range of law firms, including the largest and best-known firms in Scotland. Others practice as solicitors in local government and in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. Some of our graduates have chosen to practice as Scottish qualified solicitors elsewhere in Europe, working within private firms and within the public sector.

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Degree courses

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  • Bachelor of Laws

    • 2021/22
    • LLB (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • Law Society of Scotland
    Award:
    • LLB (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Economics and Law
    Accreditation:
    • Law Society of Scotland
    You can pursue a career as a solicitor if you enjoy absorbing information and communicating effectively. Study the legal system of Scotland, as well as private, public, criminal and commercial law at degree level.
  • Bachelor of Laws Fast-track

    • 2021/22
    • LLB

    Accredited by:

    • Law Society of Scotland
    Award:
    • LLB
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Economics and Law
    Accreditation:
    • Law Society of Scotland
    If you hold an honours degree in another discipline, attain LLB status in two years. Pursue a career as a solicitor via this fast track LLB route. Study the legal system of Scotland, as well as private, public, criminal and commercial law.
  • Economic Policy

    • 2021/22
    • BA (Hons)
    Award:
    • BA (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Economics and Law
    If you have studied Business Management or Social Science to HND level, you can study Economic Policy to honours degree level.
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Economics and Law
    Study topics related to inequality, migration, feminist economics and globalisation. Progress to a career in research, policy development, analysis and evaluation within national governments, international agencies or research organisations.
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Meet the department

Our teaching and support staff are here to help.  For Course and programmes enquiries:  T: +44 (0) 141 331 8630 

E: studentenquiries@gcu.ac.uk

Senior Lecturer in Law

A Solicitor and Senior Lecturer in Law, Connolly's teaching and research interests are in the areas of jurisprudence (legal theory); property law; intellectual property law; construction law; mooting and mediation.

Research Fellow - RESPOND

Lena's research interests include migration and asylum policies in the EU and Greece, political discourses of migration and asylum, policy responses to the refugee ‘crisis’, and the intersections between migration, exclusion, racism and the state.

Research Associate
VOLPOWER

Marcus is Project Manager at the GCU-led EU AMIF (Asylum and Migrant Integration Fund) funded VOLPOWER: Enhancing Community Building and Social Integration through Dialogue and Collaboration amongst Young Europeans and Third Country Nationals.

Research Fellow
Wise Centre for Economic Justice

Osman's research interests include populism, authoritarianism, democratic breakdown and ethnic conflict. He works as a research fellow for DEMOS - Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe.