"I first heard about Goldsmiths from a lecturer at my first university. He had only great things to say about the student environment, the quality of instruction and Goldsmiths’ reputation across the academic culture.
He described first-rate programmes led by dynamic instructors and an open community of ideas where individual interests are encouraged and expanded. He was right.
My pursuit of a PhD at Goldsmiths has been a rewarding experience. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with an extraordinary calibre of students, instructors and visiting academics. I regularly have the opportunity to interact with internationally renowned theorists.
I have attended conferences in Berlin and Copenhagen as a result of my involvement with the Centre for Cultural Studies. Goldsmiths has been a wonderful place to carry out my research."
"Goldsmiths’ Media and Communications Department is one of the best in the UK, known particularly for the calibre of its academic staff and quality of their research. And Goldsmiths itself is a creative and community-minded university, which were both important considerations for me.
The MA in Political Communications benefits from professors who are global leaders in their field, who constantly encourage you to think critically and reconsider your assumptions. It benefits from options to take courses across departments including politics, cultural studies and sociology. Class sizes are small and made up of a diverse group of people with different interests, backgrounds and cultures. And there are few better places to look at the interplay between power, media and politics than London.
I’d been working for over 10 years in international development and media before taking this year off to study. Goldsmiths offered an opportunity to challenge myself intellectually and to reframe my work and how I do it. This is not a how-to course, but a course that challenges how you think. That was an intense and rejuvenating way to spend a year. I expect I will return to my professional life changed and with a new perspective."
"My year at Goldsmiths was phenomenal. The tutors were very supportive both personally and academically. The modules and teaching styles were effective and informative while still maintaining an atmosphere that was comforting and welcoming. Completing my MA at Goldsmiths gave me the confidence to actually identify myself as an academic, as my tutors not only saw me as a student, but also as an author and researcher.
I enjoyed the flexibility and the availability of the programme to study and research what I felt most passionate about. The best part of my experience at Goldsmiths was that it allowed me to discover that I can pursue a career in an academic field and gave me the motivation to strive for Doctorate-level study. Coming all the way from the west coast of Canada to study and live at Goldsmiths College has been a remarkable experience."
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