The Visual Sociology MA was exactly what I was looking for - and more! I joined the course hoping to get practical experience using qualitative methods and improve my film and photography skills while continuing to study social theory. In practice, I've learned so much more. Students considering the MA should be prepared for a very broad understanding of 'the visual' as the programme covers Sensory and Inventive Sociology as well. From day one this MA has opened my mind to methodologies and areas of study I had never before considered. One of its strengths has been the people. I have learned from each student in this diverse class - no two students with the same background. Staff, too, are very invested in the new MA and really encourage experimentation.
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. This can either be uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online.
- 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 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.
Late applications will only be considered if there are spaces available.
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.
You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in Sociology or 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.
If your first language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS (including 6.5 in the written element) 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
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