I made the decision to come to Goldsmiths and to study the MA in Global Media and Transnational Communications because I wanted to take a step away from the practical element of my profession and study it from more of a theoretical perspective, while also looking at it through more of a global lens. In the year that I spent at Goldsmiths, I had a wonderful opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with people from all over the world, which was exactly what I wanted.
The course was also great preparation for my current role at trendwatching.com. There, I manage the company's media and communications efforts, including day-to-day media inquiries and the execution of global press strategies for trend briefings, reports and special events. I also develop partnerships with key media organisations, professional groups and other corporate entities worldwide in an effort to increase brand awareness and visibility for the company's services and content.
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
- If available, an electronic copy of your academic transcript to corroborate the information above (this is not the same as your diploma, which you can supply as well).
- The email address details of two referees who we can request a reference from (via our online application system).
- A personal statement outlining your motivations for applying to this programme; aims, ambitions and current research interests.
- A CV for returning students or those with working experience
- Where required a copy of your IELTS certificate indicating you have the requisite minimum English language level. More information below
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 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 is conditional on you achieving a particular qualification.
If you are applying for a Chevening Scholarship you will need an unconditional offer to this program in good time.
Late applications will only be considered if there are spaces available.
Your personal statement needs to demonstrate:
- an interest in examining the intersection of broad sociocultural, political and economic trends with those specific to the (global) media sector and ICTs; in theory and practice;
- interest in being open to doing comparative study in an international setting;
- a readiness to engage in intercultural and interdisciplinary approaches to your field of interest.
You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class (B or B+) standard in a relevant/related subject.
You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
Due to the popularity of this programme we ask you for a deposit of £450 to secure any offer made to you after applying for the programme. The deposit will be credited against your tuition fees when you enrol. Please note: You will only be required to provide a deposit if you are offered a place, you do not need to pay a deposit in order to apply.
If your first language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (including at least 6.5, preferably 7.0 in the written and reading elements) 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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