Why study Community Studies at Goldsmiths? 

Goldsmiths is a creative university, and these are times for creative solutions in communities. Funding regimes and policy demand more and more complex partnerships between local people, local authorities, VCS bodies, professionals and service providers. Responding to need in creative ways is essential, and we work with students to develop a portfolio of creative community skills in areas as diverse as community arts, community engagement, community development, and youth work. 

  • We’re creative in the sense of being entrepreneurial, and thinking outside the box -  about how to work in community settings in a context which is really difficult and complex.
  • We emphasise the creative arts as a way of engaging and intervening in community settings, especially through drama and music.
  • We continue Goldsmiths’ proud tradition of creative community activism and advocacy, working to think and rethink the challenging environment we’re part of in South East London, and beyond. 

An introduction to Community Studies at Goldsmiths


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Ryan, Professional Youth & Community Worker for Essex Youth Service

MA Applied Anthropology & Community and Youth Work, graduated 2012

"This course literally changed my life!"

Less than a month after graduating from the MA I was offered my dream job – a full-time professional youth and community worker position within a large integrated county youth service, on JNC terms and conditions. Studying at Masters level gave me the opportunity to network with a wide and diverse range of people, who all shared a common passion for youth and community work. This course literally changed my life!

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