What we do

We offer a space for self-discovery, delivering world-leading research and excellent teaching from our single-site campus in the heart of South East London.

Teaching that challenges

Part of the prestigious University of London, we combine academic excellence with creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

Teaching across our 20 academic departments spans the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, law, teaching, social work and business management – bringing everything you’d expect from a world-renowned arts institution and much more.

Whatever you study with us, you’ll find conversations that spark your creativity at every turn. You’ll find course content informed by world-leading research. And you’ll find tutors who encourage you to question traditional perspectives.

By learning with us you’ll explore ideas and be part of new thinking every day.

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Research that pushes boundaries

Our research draws on expertise from across our disciplines to help us craft responses to some of the most pressing topics of our time – including environmental sustainability, population change, AI and sexual, gender and racial equality.

We cooperate extensively with other academic institutions to find novel ways of approaching the issues that matter in our society.

And we look beyond our sector, collaborating at local and national level with NGOs, businesses and governments to share knowledge and in turn enrich our own.

All of this means a rich learning environment shaped by real-world issues.

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A place to build your future

Being part of our community opens doors for your career.

The collaborative nature of our campus experience, our strong industry links and the support we offer our students and staff means your time at Goldsmiths will help you to achieve your aspirations.

Our graduates go on to do amazing things across many industries. From filmmakers to entrepreneurs, art therapists to journalists, musicians to teachers and social workers – our alumni are changing the face of British culture and making a real difference in our society.

A partner for business

From start-ups to multinational corporations – our community has the expertise to help your organisation achieve its goals, whatever the size or sector.

We support SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) in our home borough of Lewisham by playing an active role in local programmes.

Our world-leading academics regularly share their expertise through consultancy, mentoring and research projects.

And our talented and creative students and graduates can play a transformative role in your business.

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A local university

We are one of 50 universities in the Civic University Network, which means we’re committed to prioritising the local economy and quality of life in our home borough of Lewisham and across London.

Through our Green New Deal project we are working to enhance the environment of our campus and surrounding area for everyone who spends time at Goldsmiths or nearby.

We’re proud of our many local partnerships, including with local authority and NHS partners as well as South East London charities and arts and culture organisations.

Our campus is open to the public, with exciting cultural offerings including our Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, as well as regular talks and events and spaces to hire for community groups.

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A global institution

We are a diverse community welcoming people from all over the world – over a third of our students and staff come from outside the UK.

Our campus is located in London, one of the most diverse cities in the world where more than 300 languages are spoken each day.

Firmly committed to our South East London roots, we are global in our reach and outlook, collaborating with universities and colleges from around the world and undertaking research with an international focus.

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