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About Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths: a close-knit community, a rich academic heritage, a creative powerhouse, a thought-provoking place.

Goldsmiths, University of London was founded in 1891, and has been part of the University of London since 1904. We’ve a rich academic history, but we’re also known for our creative approach. From the moment you enrol you’ll be part of a powerful legacy of learning.

  • 91% of our students are happy with the teaching on their course (2013 National Student Survey)
  • Ranked first in London for our high quality and helpful staff (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014)
  • Alumni include 7 Turner Prize winners and recipients of Oscars, Mercury Music prizes, Ivor Novellos and BAFTAS
  • Recently launched the Goldsmiths Prize, rewarding boldly original fiction

Academic reputation

From the moment you enrol you’ll be part of a powerful legacy of learning. We’ve a rich academic history, but we’re also known for our creative approach. 


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Challenging course content

At Goldsmiths you’ll look at subjects differently. We take an interdisciplinary approach to all our degree courses, which means you won’t find our subjects prescriptive and you won’t find our teaching dull either.

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Personal contact with leading academics

You’ll be taught by and will debate with the best in the field: the people who write the books that appear on reading lists across the country. Our academics carry out pioneering research in areas as diverse as infant recognition and the anthropology of gambling.

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We put your future first

With 1,400 students currently accessing work placements, and interdisciplinary programmes that reflect and respond to contemporary concerns and current practice, from the moment you join us we’ll be helping you shape your career

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Small campus community

We are small but mighty – a close-knit community that comes from every corner of the world, which makes for a diverse learning experience (and plenty of stimulating conversation). We’re based on a single-site campus within London’s vibrant New Cross, but we’re also just minutes from the heart of this great global city, home to major cultural landmarks including the National Theatre and Tate Modern.

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Support to succeed

At Goldsmiths you can be whoever who you want to be. We nurture individual talent, providing a safe and supportive environment to grow academically and personally. Our former students reflect Goldsmiths’ brand of magic across the world, and are shaping the socio-cultural landscape on a global scale.

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Award-winning alumni

Our alumni have reached the top of their professions and have the trophy cabinets to prove it. Among our former students are 7 winners of the Turner Prize and recipients of Ivor Novellos, Emmys, BAFTAs, Olympic medals and Mercury prizes. Not forgetting an Academy Award. 

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