Undergraduate Community Studies degrees


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. 

  • As a youth or community worker you’ll be making sure that people reach their potential. You’ll help communities become more confident, learn new skills and cope with issues in their lives. You’ll gain the skills to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • You’ll study critical ideas, professional practices and creative solutions in the face of changing funding regimes and the demand for more complex partnerships between local people and local authorities.
  • You’ll learn by experience – our teaching is made up not only of tutorials and lectures but also small group activities and practice-based placements. 

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Community Studies at Goldsmiths


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"Goldsmiths cares and believes in their students, the community is fantastic."

"I believe young people can do great things because for me, failure is not an option. My main aim is to encourage young people, to take up leadership roles, and not get dragged in to the stereotypical view, by doing something constructive that will allow a bright future, with nothing but success.

Before coming to Goldsmiths, I have been peer youth leader for Ubuntu Social Living Networks, which encourages positive thinking in young people. The project is inspired by the challenges facing young people of African/African-Caribbean heritage. I want to see the youth in my community doing well in all aspects of their day to day lives, whether it be at school, at home, or in their social lives.

Lewisham Borough, my hometown... What can I say? Having grown up around Grime Music & Lewisham Peoples Day, my passion for the community has grown ever since. Being accepted at Goldsmiths and blessed to have received a will enable me to build on the skills I've gained through the projects I have been part of, to gain a better knowledge of my chosen study. Goldsmiths cares and believes in their students, the community is fantastic. Anybody looking to study here, don't think twice, this is the right place for you. Believe in your SELF and put your thoughts into action."