You can apply directly to Goldsmiths via the website by clicking the ‘apply now’ button on the main programme page.
Before submitting your application you’ll need to have:
- Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments.
- The email address details of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference.
- A personal statement. Because of the advanced theoretical nature of this MA you are asked to provide in your personal statement some indication of your specific theoretical interests and knowledge and/or demonstrate an awareness of the theoretical debates within art practice today.
- If available, an electronic copy of your educational transcript (this is particularly important if you have studied outside of the UK, but isn’t mandatory).
You'll be able to save your progress at any point and return to your application by logging in using your username/email and password.
When to apply
We accept applications from 1 October to 1 March 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 is conditional on you achieving a particular qualification.
Late applications will only be considered if there are spaces available.
We 'batch' applications for this programme. This means that we'll wait until the closing date and then assess all applications together, to make sure they receive equal consideration. Therefore you should not normally expect to receive a decision until April. We may consider late applications if there are any vacancies.
You should normally have, or expect to gain, an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in art history, fine art, another studio-based practice, arts administration and related activities, or a humanities discipline other than art history which demonstrates your ability to undertake work at Masters level.
If you have little or no formal training in art history or a related humanities discipline, you may need to take a preparatory year of study on the Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Art History. You may also be required to attend an interview.
If your first language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS or equivalent.
Please check our English language requirements for more information.
Find out more about applying
- Entrance requirements
- English language requirements
- Returning your work
- Tailor-made programmes
- Fees and funding
Get in touch via our online form
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