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BA (Hons) International Relations & Chinese

China has been at the forefront of a global economic power shift in the aftermath of the global economic crisis in 2008. On this degree you’ll gain the cultural, philosophical, conceptual and linguistic tools to focus on China, with a solid grounding in International Relations.

  • Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) Anthropology

This degree introduces you to key issues and problems that have shaped anthropological thought. You'll study human society and culture, and will develop an understanding of the relevance of anthropology for understanding contemporary cultural issues.

  • Anthropology

BA (Hons) Anthropology & Media

Bringing together anthropological theories and ethnographic studies with communication theories and media practice, this degree provides you with an understanding of cultural diversity and a critical knowledge of communication processes. 

  • Anthropology

BA (Hons) Anthropology & Sociology

Anthropology and sociology deal with human behaviours in their social context. This degree gives you a comprehensive grounding in these converging subjects, so you'll develop an understanding of their shared traditions and differences in perspective.

  • Anthropology

BA (Hons) Anthropology & Visual Practice

Providing a comprehensive treatment of social anthropology. The course offers training in photography, film making and editing. You'll study anthropological societies and gain insight into the field in relation to contemporary cultural issues.

  • Visual, Anthropology

BA (Hons) Arts Management

This programme will equip you for working life in the cultural and creative industries, with a specific focus on working in and managing the arts.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

BA (Hons) Criminology

Explore the nature of crime, why people are seen and labelled as criminal, and investigate the subject from a critical and sociological perspective.

  • Sociology

BA (Hons) Curating

Do you want to advance your knowledge of contemporary curating and pursue a professional career in the field of curatorial practice?

  • Curating & the Arts, Visual, Visual Cultures

BA (Hons) Design

This design degree allows you to develop strong design thinking while exploring your own creative focus. We encourage you to act through design to effect change, propose new visions of the future, and engage with sustainability.

  • Design

BA (Hons) Drama & Theatre Arts

This degree reflects the diversity and excitement of the subject in the new millennium, and gives you the opportunity to study the theory and practice of theatre and performance in a range of media.

  • Theatre and Performance

BA (Hons) Drama: Comedy

This innovative programme is for students wishing to pursue a career as a comic writer and/or comedy performer.

  • Theatre and Performance

BA (Hons) Economics

Study economics for a constantly changing world. This degree offers you formal and rigorous training in economic theory and real world application, and allows you to specialise in a key area of the modern economy.

  • Economy, Institute of Management Studies

BA (Hons) Economics, Politics & Public Policy

This programme addresses the practice of politics in the ‘real-world’, in which every political choice is simultaneously an economic act, and every economic decision has indelible political consequences.

  • Economy, Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) Education, Culture & Society

This degree will develop your knowledge of the education system in the UK and beyond. You'll enter into key debates about policy issues with a focus on social justice and equality, and understand education from a multidisciplinary perspective.

  • Educational Studies

BA (Hons) English

Our English degree gives you the opportunity to develop the critical and verbal skills needed for a confident, effective reading of literary and non-literary texts. It develops your core skills in analytical and imaginative reading and writing.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English & American Literature

Examine the formation of the American literary aesthetic, and the critical concepts and ideologies that shape the American nation, through the study of a varies range of literary and critical works from both sides of the Atlantic.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English & Comparative Literature

Enabling you to study literature and culture across linguistic and national boundaries, this degree offers you the opportunity to read a generous range of works within a comparative context.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English & Drama/Drama & English

This degree combines the study of literatures in English with the study of theatre and performance. It brings insights from a range of perspectives to develop your analytical and imaginative skills.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English & History

This degree offers you the opportunity to explore the disciplines of history and English literature. You'll be introduced to the skills of the historian, and will analyse societies and their structures in a way that will inform and complement your literary studies.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English Language & Literature

This degree combines the study of literature with the study of language from a linguistic perspective. You'll engage with theory and practice in literature and linguistics, and benefit from mutually illuminating critical debates in both disciplines.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

This degree promotes your intellectual curiosity and creativity by combining the study of English literature with the practice of creative writing. It will develop your analytical and critical abilities as well as your imaginative skills.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) Fine Art

This degree aims to equip you with creative, interpretive, critical and analytical skills, so that you can participate in and contribute to the expanding field of contemporary art.

  • Curating & the Arts, Art

BA (Hons) Fine Art & History of Art

This distinctive degree supports your individual concerns and development and enables you to navigate your way through theory and practice, various fine art media, and thematic strands within the study of art history and visual cultures.

  • Curating & the Arts, Visual, Art

BA (Hons) Fine Art (Extension Degree)

The Extension Degree (Year 0) has been designed specifically for students from countries outside the European Union. Our aim is to enable you to work independently as an artist, and to generate and develop your own ideas.

  • Curating & the Arts, Art

BA (Hons) History

History helps us to understand how the world came to be as it is now and to understand why people behaved as they did in the past. That can help us shape our own futures. At History's core is the story of the diversity of human life.

  • History

BA (Hons) History & Anthropology

This degree is a challenging, critical introduction to two disciplines key to understanding human life, culture and society in the past and present. It enables you to explore contemporary cultural issues from an historical perspective.

  • History

BA (Hons) History & History of Ideas

This degree combines a broader study of history with specific focus on the nature of ideas and their relationship to material and economic conditions, political power-structures, philosophy, art, religion, literature, science, and sexuality.

  • History

BA History & Journalism

BA History and Journalism brings together the expertise of two departments in an exciting, innovative degree that will give you the practical skills and academic knowledge to excel in a wide range of careers.

  • School of Journalism, History

BA (Hons) History & Politics

This exciting degree lets you explore the ways in which thinking about politics is vital to a study of history, and how the past development of social and political institutions and ideas is crucial to an understanding of contemporary politics.

  • History

BA (Hons) History of Art

This degree encourages you to develop an independent critical involvement with works of art and visual culture, to examine changing historical conceptions of art and the artist, and to explore the visual arts in their wider cultural and political contexts.

  • Curating & the Arts, Visual, Visual Cultures

BA (Hons) International Relations

If you want to understand the impact of the Arab Spring or the ideology of ISIS, how US foreign policy is shaped by domestic politics, how international trade affects various parts of the world, how different cultures shape political decision making, or how international NGOs operate, this is the degree for you.

  • Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) Journalism

The world of journalism is changing at an unprecedented rate. This programme offers an individual and innovative blend of contemporary, multi-media journalism that ensures graduates are prepared for the future of a rapidly developing industry.

  • School of Journalism, Media and Communications

BA (Hons) Media & Communications

Bringing together media practice and communications theory, this degree covers a broad spectrum of critical perspectives on the media, and will introduce you to a range of contemporary media practices.

  • School of Journalism, Screen School, Media and Communications

BA (Hons) Media & English

This degree allows you to explore critical perspectives in literature and media alongside each other while developing your skills in creative writing (script and short story) and editing.

  • Media and Communications

BA (Hons) Media & Sociology

This interdisciplinary degree gives you the opportunity to explore sociological and communications theories alongside media practice, and to develop a critical analysis of media, communications and culture from historical and contemporary viewpoints.

  • Media and Communications

BA (Hons) Politics

The study of politics entails more than the study of government. This programme is concerned with the way in which we understand and communicate about the problems and conflicts we face, and the formal exercise of power.

  • Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy & Economics

This challenging and ground-breaking degree introduces you to core ideas and issues in politics, philosophy and economics. It will equip you to understand how the economy is governed, how public policy gets made and the ideas which shape the world.

  • Economy, Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies

A multidisciplinary degree that's ideal if you're interested in counselling and psychotherapy practices but also want to study the social and cultural contexts of their production.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

BA Religion

In an increasingly globalised, more religious world, we need to understand religion as one of the most important social forces shaping contemporary society.

  • Anthropology

BA (Hons) Social Work

Drawing on current research across the social sciences, government guidance, and legislative frameworks, this degree focuses on the issues that are key in facilitating your professional and academic development as a social worker.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

BA (Hons) Sociology

Sociology offers illuminating insights into our lives. This degree examines how societies are organised, how people are united and divided in different cultural and social arrangements, and how people view their societies and their identities.

  • Sociology

BA (Hons) Sociology & Chinese

This degree provides intensive Mandarin language tuition, one year at a top Chinese university in Beijing, and analytical sociological skills for you to understand and actively engage in a global world in which China is a major superpower.

  • Sociology

BA (Hons) Sociology & Politics

This degree gives you a thorough grounding in sociology and politics, in methods of social and political research, and in interdisciplinary approaches to political analysis.

  • Sociology

BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology

Explore how societies are organised, and how people are united and divided. Within the context of modern forms of power, examine the nature of crime and criminality from a critical, sociological perspective.

  • Sociology

BMus (Hons) Music

Rethink music study and practice through a challenging combination of theoretical and practical modules.

  • Music

BMus (Hons) Popular Music

From mainstream to underground, this degree embraces popular music in its many forms: rock, pop, folk, urban, jazz, experimental and commercial. We've even helped to set up our own independent record label, NX Records, to promote our students' work.

  • Music

BMus/BSc (Hons) Music Computing

This programme is delivered jointly by the Departments of Music and Computing, and builds on their recognised expertise in the creative arts and the innovative application of computer science to stimulate and promote creative work.

  • Digital, Music

BSc (Hons) Business Computing & Entrepreneurship

This programme will provide you with a technical and business education required for modern digital and computing businesses. Goldsmiths’ creative approach uniquely prepares you for the modern creative technologies and digital media industries.

  • Digital, Computing

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

This programme equips you with an in-depth understanding of the key conceptual and technological issues involved in building software systems.

  • Digital, Computing

BSc (Hons) Computing & Chinese

Learn technical computing skills alongside Mandarin language skills, so you'll be poised to anticipate and meet the demands of the global IT industry.

  • Digital, Computing

BSc (Hons) Creative Computing

This degree will prepare you to take an active role in the creation of computational systems in arts, music, film, digital media, and other areas of the software industry that require creative individuals.

  • Digital, Computing

BSc Data Science

The BSc in Data Science will prepare students to become professionals who excel at manipulating and analysing data sets that don't succumb readily to standard statistical and programming methodologies. You will learn to develop software, use toolkits and run clusters to solve problems and inform better decision-making.

  • Computing

BSc (Hons) Digital Arts Computing

This degree develops your arts practice through the expressive world of creative computation. Over three years you will develop your artistic work and develop a series of projects for public exhibition which will explore the technological and cultural ramifications of computation. 

  • Curating & the Arts, Digital, Computing

BSc (Hons) Economics with Econometrics

Study economics for a constantly changing world. This degree allows you to specialise in economic statistics, while also exploring key areas of modern economy and society.

  • Economy, Institute of Management Studies

BSc (Hons) Games Programming

Prepare for a career programming in the games industry, in sectors including mobile games, casual games, social media games, and AAA console game development.

  • Digital, Computing

BSc (Hons) Management with Economics

The BSc (Hons) Management with Economics places an emphasis on the wider social, historical and political context in which organisations operate, and how it shapes the circulation, and demand/supply, of goods and services.

  • Institute of Management Studies

BSc (Hons) Management with Entrepreneurship

The BSc (Hons) Management with Entrepreneurship places an emphasis on how organisations are conceived, sustained through opportunity seeking and resource acquisition, grow and stay creative and innovative.

  • Institute of Management Studies

BSc (Hons) Management with Marketing

The BSc (Hons) Management with Marketing places an emphasis on how organisations communicate with their customers and the strategies and tools they use.

  • Institute of Management Studies

BSc (Hons) Marketing

Study BSc in Marketing at Goldsmiths for a programme that combines multiple disciplines such as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Management. You will be at the core of a new natural development making this a special programme for anyone who wants to explore interdisciplinary links.

  • Institute of Management Studies

BSc (Hons) Psychology

This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour, giving a broad understanding of psychological theory and research. It will develop your understanding of the processes influencing how people think, feel, behave, and interact.

  • Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology

This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour, with an emphasis on clinically relevant skills, knowledge and experience giving a broad understanding of psychological theory and research.

  • Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience

This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour, with an emphasis on neuroscience explanations of human behaviour and neuroscience methods. It will develop your understanding of the processes that influence people.

  • Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Forensic Psychology

This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of psychology and behaviour. You will be introduced to psychological theories, methods and processes relating to the legal, criminal and civil justice systems.

  • Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Management

This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour with emphasis on applications of psychology relevant to management, including the study of organisational behaviour and health, and leadership and talent management.

  • Psychology

Foundation Year in Computing

The Department of Computing now offers a Foundation Year in Computing as an alternative entry route for students who don’t currently have the necessary academic profile to enter on to degree level study.

  • Computing

Integrated Degree in English (including Foundation Year)

This is a four-year degree at Goldsmiths. If you successfully achieve the progression requirements of the foundation year, you can continue with the full-time three-year BA (Hons) English degree.

  • English and Comparative Literature

Integrated Degree in History (including Foundation Year)

This programme provides a route into higher education for those with an interrupted education or those who wish to return to study. It also suits those who have faced particularly challenging circumstances in their education.

  • History