How to apply
How to apply

How to apply for postgraduate taught & research degrees

You can apply directly to Goldsmiths via the website by clicking the 'apply now’ button on the main programme page.

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

When to apply

We accept applications from October for students wanting to start the following September.

We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you haven't finished your current programme of study. It's very common to be offered a place that’s conditional on you achieving a particular qualification.

If you're applying for funding you may be subject to an application deadline. Find out more about funding opportunities for UK/EU students and international students.

If you're applying for external funding from one of the Research Councils, make sure you submit your application before the specified deadline.

Late applications will only be considered if there are spaces available.

Selection process

Admission to many programmes is by interview, unless you live outside the UK. Occasionally, we'll make candidates an offer of a place on the basis of their application and qualifications alone.

Applying for research degrees

If you're applying for an MPhil/PhD programme you apply in the same way: directly to Goldsmiths via the website by clicking the 'apply now' button on the relevant online prospectus page. We advise you to get in touch with the programme contact before you submit your application, this can also be found on the online prospectus page.

Before you start at Goldsmiths, the actual topic of your research has to be agreed with your proposed supervisor, who will be a member of staff active in your general field of research. The choice of topic may be influenced by the current research in the department or the requirements of an external funding body.

You'll need to write a persuasive research proposal to explain what you're interested in researching. Here's our guide on the basics of writing a good research proposal.

Like postgraduate taught degrees, the application process for research degrees can vary, so always check the programme listing for any specific requirements.

Applying for Pre-Masters Pathways and English Language Programmes

We also offer Pre-Masters Pathways for international students who are interested in postgraduate study and need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English and to study some background theory.

We also offer a shorter Pre-sessional Programme, if you'd prefer intensive language and study skills tuition. To apply for the Pre-sessional Programme, please download a Centre for English Language and Academic Writing application form.

Find out more about applying

Contact us

You can get in touch via our online form or phone/email us.

UK/EU students
+44 (0)20 7919 7766

International (non-EU) students
+44 (0)20 7919 7702

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