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Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths is a thriving campus university in South-East London with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The University offers to students a close-knit community, a rich academic heritage, and a thought-provoking environment in which to study exciting and inspiring programmes.

At Goldsmiths you’ll find heritage alongside innovation, merging academic excellence and creativity, excelling worldwide in subjects related to Arts and Social Sciences.

With a history that dates back to 1891 and part of the University of London for over a century, Goldsmiths also has a reputation for being inventive and forward thinking.

Challenge your old ideas, study a fascinating subject, and see the world differently at Goldsmiths.

Fast Facts


  • London, England, United Kingdom

Number of students

  • Over 7000


  • From over 114 countries


  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Centre for Cultural Studies
  • Computing
  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance
  • Design
  • Educational Studies
  • English and Comparative Literature
  • English Language Centre
  • History
  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Institute for Management Studies
  • Media and Communications
  • Music
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Visual Cultures

Notable Alumni

  • Steve McQueen, Actor
  • Bridget Riley, Artist
  • Antony Gormley, Artist
  • Mary Quant, Fashion Designer
  • Graham Coxon, Musician

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Communication & Media Studies (2nd in the UK, 8th worldwide)*
  • Arts & Design (4th in the UK, 16th worldwide)*
  • Anthropology (30th worldwide)*


Goldsmiths is internationally recognized as world-leading in its main research areas and it is ranked as 1st in the UK for its Sociology research and 37th worldwide +.

Goldsmiths, University of London, has a set intention of preparing its students to enter the workforce.

Thus students have the opportunity to get work experience during their studies so they can graduate with the knowledge needed for businesses and industries.

QS World Ranking 2017
+ REF 2008
in the UK for Sociology

REF, 2008

in the UK for Communication & Media studies

QS World University Rankings, 2017

in the World for world-leading research

RAE, 2008


You will study in New Cross: 10 minutes from central London, to get the most out of one of the most interesting cities, with a community spirit difficult to find anywhere else.

Ranked 3rd in the Best Cities for Students ranking of Best Student Cities QS, 2017; the capital of the UK is a centre for entertainment, culture, creativity and nightlife, considered one of the most fascinating and energetic cities in the world.

As a Goldsmiths student, you can enjoy London’s tourist attractions, events and museums.

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Programmes in the Spotlight

  • Department of Art

Top level department ranked 11th in the world by the QS World University Rankings.

Goldsmiths specialises in making, curating and writing about contemporary art in a dynamic, critical and interdisciplinary environment.

From day one, you’ll have your own studio space, and access to modern facilities and research laboratories. You can explore everything from painting, sculpture and digital and analogue photography processes to computer graphics, animation, digital video production and sound editing.

You’ll learn from world-leading practitioners, skilled in both how they teach and how they produce work.

Art programmes


  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art & History of Art
  • BA Fine Art (Extension Degree)
  • BSc (Hons) Digital Arts Computing.


  • MA in Artist film & Moving Image
  • MFA in Curating
  • MFA in Fine Art
  • MPhil & PhD in Art
  • MPhil & PhD in Curating.


Goldsmiths Undergraduate programmes

  • BA Drama: Musical Theatre

In contrast to conservatory programmes that train students exclusively as performers, this degree will help students who wish to explore and improve their own abilities to become resourceful and well-informed performers, theatre-makers, administrators or teachers in the multifaceted musical theatre industry in Britain and many other countries where musicals are produced.

Your work will be assessed by a wide variety of methods, including performance presentation, individual research and written self-reflection. In addition to performing, you will have the possibility to specialise in devising/writing and directing and will have the option of creating your own musical revues or cabarets as creative projects.

  • BSc Mathematics and Computer Science

This programme is aimed at developing skills in mathematically modelling real-world situations and building software systems that aid understanding and solve problems in a broad range of research and commercial settings.

  • BSc Data Science – Department of Computing

The BSc in Data Science will prepare students to become professionals who excel at manipulating and analysing data sets that don’t succumb readily to standard statistical and programming methodologies. You will learn to develop software, use toolkits and run clusters to solve problems and inform better decision-making.

As one of the most employable technical subjects across the globe, the BSc in Data Science at Goldsmiths will develop your marketable skills in data analysis as well as provide you with the practical and technical skills to program with data-rich applications in mind.


Goldsmiths Postgraduate Programmes

  • MA in Anthropology and Museum Practice 

Fusing Goldsmiths’ academic excellence and professional training from the Horniman Museum, the MA in Anthropology & Museum Practice provides you with a uniquely comprehensive set of skills.

This degree draws on expertise in the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths, in partnership with The Horniman Museum and Gardens, to deliver a unique opportunity to develop both your academic knowledge and practical professional skills.

Whether you’re a mid-career professional looking to expand your subject expertise in anthropology, or an anthropologist looking to move into the museum sector, the course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to be a confident, knowledgeable and professional practitioner in the anthropology and museum sector.

  • MA Migration and Mobility

From Brexit negotiations and the Syrian refugee crisis to deportation and surveillance, migration and mobility are fundamental forces shaping people’s lives around the globe. Across the world, more and more people are migrating within and between countries for a variety of reasons. They face increasing constraints that seek to monitor, control and limit their movement in various ways.

This programme is designed to advance your knowledge and understanding of contemporary processes of migration, developing a diverse set of skills that will enable you to investigate and address these issues.

  • MSc Marketing and Technology

The MSc in Marketing & Technology aims to transform students into uniquely-trained individuals possessing the knowledge and skills required to be successful marketers in dynamic and technology-driven industries.

Companies such as Netflix, Airbnb, and Tesla have one thing in common: they break with the norms of existing markets and employ unconventional, technology-driven marketing approaches. Traditional marketing education all too often neglects the marketing abilities that these companies possess.

The MSc in Marketing & Technology departs from the rather passive marketing logic that assumes markets and marketing channels are fixed features of reality. Instead, it shows how managers can proactively shape and create new markets and marketing landscapes.

  • MSc in User Experience Engineering

This innovative programme will explore how people experience the world around them, particularly when using technology. You will learn how each layer of technology – from core hardware through to the way that media is handled – can affect user experience in practical tasks. Building on this, you will be given the skills for transforming user requirements into appropriate technical solutions.

  • MA in Brands, Communication and Culture

This exciting degree offers you the opportunity to study one of the major areas in contemporary media and communications – branding. The programme introduces you to the variety of ways in which brands are developed and helps you to understand how the growth of branding – in business, but also in politics, government, sport and culture – has changed the societies we live in.

Specifically, you should acquire an in-depth knowledge of the social, political and economic backdrop against which branding has become so important, and an understanding of the key themes and debates surrounding its development and use, including the relationship between brands and intellectual property, and the extent to which branding promotes or inhibits openness and transparency within organisations.

  • MSc in Digital Journalism

This holistic MA will allow you to graduate with a set of core digital journalism skills so half of the degree focuses on the computing side of the discipline and half on media and communications.

You’ll have the chance to study multimedia and interactive journalism, look at interactive documentaries, digital reporting, and video journalism. You’ll also learn coding, so you can get to grips with using algorithms and data sets, and do social network analysis to monitor what’s going on behind the screens.

The MA/MSc in Digital Journalism graduates have gone to work from delivering communications for UNICEF in Bangladesh, to creating content for Rolling Stone magazine in New York.

  • MA in Television Journalism

The programme encourages a critical understanding of television journalistic practice and an informed knowledge of the overall political and industrial contexts.

You’ll be involved in all aspects of studio work, filmmaking and multimedia web journalism, including editorial experience.

The Television Journalism graduates pursue careers in radio, television, broadcasting, film-making, advertising or public relations.

Did you know?

  • The Ben Pimlott building from Goldsmiths, University of London is a distinctive landmark on the south London Skyline.


  • 9 out of 10 students go into work or further study after graduating. Employers include global names like the BBC, Tate Modern, Apple and Microsoft.

Scholarships and Funding

Goldsmiths, University of London has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the British Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at Goldsmiths, University of London.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

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