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Goldsmiths is a dynamic and vibrant university that fosters excellence in research within a collegial and interdisciplinary environment.

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Alan Pickering and John Drever, Dean and Deputy Dean of the Graduate School

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 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 the University of London, you have access to research events at the ten Institutes of the School of Advanced Studies. Our library's extensive holdings, databases and e-resources in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is complemented by the holdings of Senate House Library.

Welcome to Goldsmiths. You are an essential part of our vital intellectual environment. We wish you every success in your research.

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.

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.

Professor Alan Pickering
Dean of the Graduate School

Professor John Drever
Deputy Dean of the Graduate School