Distance and flexible learning at Goldsmiths


In addition to the wide range of degrees available to students attending Goldsmiths full or part-time, we also provide a selection of distance learning programmes through our association with the University of London.

Since 1858, the University of London has offered a variety of University of London degrees worldwide to students who cannot attend university in person. Former students and alumni include Asa Briggs, Nelson Mandela, Wole Soyinka and Derek Walcott.

More than 100 programmes are currently available, and there are approximately 51,000 students worldwide.

The University of London and the Member Institutions of the University of London collaborate to deliver the University of London programmes.

The academic direction of the programmes is the responsibility of a particular Member Institution (or consortium of Member Institutions). Goldsmiths is responsible for two subject areas, Computing and English, and offers the following programmes: 

Goldsmiths' academics develop each course syllabus, write subject guides and prepare and mark examinations. Students may sit their examinations in London, or in examination centres across the world. All degrees and diplomas are awarded by the University of London.

Further information is available in the Computing and Humanities prospectuses, the Computing programme specification, the English programme specification and the regulations for the Computing and English programmes.

You may seek support from teaching institutions, some of which are recognised by the University of London's Teaching Institutions Recognition Framework.

Staff at the University of London deal with all student administration, including enquiries, applications, registration and despatch of study materials.


The Computing programmes are managed by Maggie Cooper, Programmes Director, with the assistance of Kärt Luik, Deputy Director.

The English programmes are managed by Sarah Barnsley, Programme Director and Carole Maddern, Deputy Programme Director.

The quality assurance work for the University of London programmes at Goldsmiths is managed by Margaret Stern, International Programmes Administrator.


Contact us

For all enquiries about the University of London programmes, please contact:

The Information Centre
University of London
Stewart House
32 Russell Square
London WC1B 5DN

Online enquiries form 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8360

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