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Welcome to the Graduate School at Goldsmiths, University of London.
The Graduate School is home to Goldsmiths' community of postgraduate researchers and the hub for events and activities. Here you will find a range of essential resources, including information on research ethics, examinations, training, networks and induction.
Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to Goldsmiths!
Goldsmiths is a dynamic and vibrant university that fosters excellence in research within a collegial and interdisciplinary environment. The academics who will supervise and support your research here are leading experts in their fields. The rich blend of rigorous scholarship and innovative, entrepreneurial thinking is a hallmark of research at Goldsmiths. Collaboration with other universities, and with non-university external partners, is also vital to the postgraduate research experience here.
The departments, centres and institutes at Goldsmiths offer a range of postgraduate and faculty research seminars, which you are warmly invited to attend.
As a member of a college of the University of London, you have access to the research events at the ten Institutes of the School of Advanced Studies. Our library, with its extensive holdings, databases and e-resources in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is complemented by the considerable holdings of the University of London’s Senate House Library.
We are part of four innovative Doctoral Training Centres and Partnerships: CHASE and Design Star funded by the AHRC; South East Network of Social Sciences (SeNSS) funded by the ESRC; and Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (IGGI) funded by the EPSRC.
Postgraduate research is immensely rewarding. It requires innovation, drive and, at times, endurance. It can be social, through seminars, conferences and discussions with graduate peers. It can be solitary, as you work to complete that next chapter. In either case, the Graduate School is here to support you.
The Graduate School is one of your advocates within Goldsmiths. We give advice and direction on regulatory issues. We provide dedicated research facilities and training to ensure that you are well equipped for the challenges of graduate research. Through our Graduate School Fund, we offer funds to enable you to attend conferences or conduct research at other institutions, and to develop your own conferences and events at Goldsmiths.
Postgraduate research at Goldsmiths is a transformative experience that will prepare you for leadership and innovation in your chosen field.
Our community of almost 800 research students is a diverse and talented one. It is drawn from across the globe and located in the heart of London, one of the most vibrant and international cities in the world.
Welcome to Goldsmiths. You are an essential part of our vital intellectual environment. We wish you every success in your research.
Professor Alan Pickering
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor John Drever
Deputy Dean of the Graduate School
The Postgraduate Research Student Code of Practice (PDF) contains all of the essential information you'll need to navigate your doctorate.
- Research degree administration - enrolment, examination and conferment
- Information on research ethics
- Training offered by the Graduate School
- IT training
- Induction Information
The Graduate School is located in the Whitehead Building (WB117) together with the Graduate Study Centre (WB104), a dedicated area solely for use by postgraduate research students.
Departmental Contacts for PGR Students
|Department||PGR Convenor||PGR Administrator/Co-ordinator|
|Anthropology||Mark Johnson||Victoria Reese|
|Art||Kristen Kreider||Ken Ross-Blundell (Business Manager)|
|Computing||Mihalis Nicolaou||Alice Peacock|
|Design||Alex Wilkie||Morgan Bach|
|ECL||Uttara Natarajan||Maria Macdonald / Anna De Maria-Nelson|
|Education||Anna Traianou / Tara Page||Annie Watkins-Foley|
|History||Jan Plamper||Daniel Fraser|
|ICCE||Cecilia Deinardi||Katie O'Brien|
|IMS||Adele Gruen||Elizabeth Graham|
Media & Communications
|Music||Patricia Alessandrini||David Nath|
|Politics||Jeremy Larkins||Sonja Lukic|
|Psychology||James Moore||Denise Barry|
|Sociology||Monica Greco||Bridget Ward|
|STaCs||Claudia Bernard||Jennifer Mayo-Deman|
|Theatre & Performance||Cami Rowe||David Smith (Business Manager)|
|Visual Cultures||Irit Rogoff / Susan Schuppli / Nicole Wolf||Jo Dodd / Lucy Sames|