University profile

Goldsmiths, University of London

2019/20 edition

About Goldsmiths, University of London

Founded in 1891, and part of the University of London since 1904, Goldsmiths has a rich academic history but we’re also known for our creative approach.

At Goldsmiths we aim to provide a creative, supportive and scholarly environment to study for a Masters or research degree.

We offer postgraduate programmes in subjects covering the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. From the moment you enrol you’ll be part of a powerful legacy of learning.

No other university has had such an impact on popular culture – read the stories of some of our stellar alumni, and find out about the exciting research being carried out by our pioneering academics.

Why Goldsmiths?

Worldwide reputation

  • Ranked 3rd in the UK for effective teaching. (Guardian League Tables 2017)
  • Voted one of the UK’s top creative and political universities by students. (Which? University 2017)

PG subjects available:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Arts Administration & Cultural Policy
  • Community studies
  • Computing
  • Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Curating
  • Design
  • Education
  • English & Comparative Literature
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Media, Communications & Cultural Studies
  • Music
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Theatre & Performance
  • Therapeutic Studies
  • Visual Cultures
In class

Future career prospects:

At Goldsmiths we nurture creative talent and enquiring minds. Whether you have a clear idea of what you want to do, or you’re open to the unexpected opportunities that a postgraduate degree might present, we’re here to support you in taking your next steps towards an exciting career.

Goldsmiths Careers Service can offer you a wide range of facilities including help to support your chosen career path, whether you’re looking for an internship or wanting to explore self-employment.

Our graduates have gone one to work for the BBC, Arts Council, Channel 4, Mind, Penguin Ltd, Sony, Tate and many others.

English language support

If English isn’t your first language, we have a wide range of programmes to help you succeed in academic writing.

Facilities and support arrangements

All of our learning facilities are on our single-site campus, so you don’t have to travel far to access them. But being a part of the University of London means you’ll be able to make use of all the additional resources that offers.


Goldsmiths is in New Cross which is in London’s zone two. It’s less than 10 minutes by train to central London and East London, so you’re close to all the world-renowned museums, theatres, galleries and music venues it holds.

London is a special place. A hub for industry, politics, and the arts. A melting pot of creativity and culture. Somewhere that will inspire you, and connect you to Europe and the wider world.

One massive advantage to studying in London is the access it can give you to the centre of business and the creative industries in the UK and beyond. Whether you’re interested in working in politics, the media, an NGO or the arts, living in the capital brings you closer to the large organisations that influence Britain and the world.

Accommodation (in the local area and on campus, availability of different types of accommodation and costs)


Cultural life is very rich in London, and you could be seeing new plays, visiting art galleries and watching performance poetry every day if you had the energy. If your funds are low there are many places to access for free- from the science museum and V&A in Kensington, to the two Tate galleries on the Thames, and from Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall to the Southbank Centre in Waterloo.

How to apply

You can apply directly to Goldsmiths via the website by clicking the ‘apply now’ button on the programme page of course you’re interested in.

Exceptions to this are our PGCE programmes where you are required to apply through UCAS Teacher Training, and our MA in Social Work where you must also apply through UCAS.

Some programmes have particular application procedures, so always check the relevant programme page first.

Contact details

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Goldsmiths, University of London
Lewisham Way
New Cross
SE14 6NW
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