Undergraduate History degrees at Goldsmiths

From religion to revolution, societies to sexualities, and madness to medicine, explore history thematically and beyond the confines of Western Europe.

Why study History at Goldsmiths?

  • History itself is eclectic, and the department reflects this, offering subjects and modules you might not find at other universities
  • You'll take a global approach to the history of the world – from Britain to the Balkans, from Ireland to India, and from Africa to America
  • You'll have the opportunity to take a work placement module, where you can apply your academic skills within the workplace during a placement at a cultural institution – this might involve archiving, building an exhibition, or developing a public engagement project

Take a tour of the department with third-year student Danielle

My degree helped me develop skills in research and analysis, and has also given me practical experience from my placement module.

Samia, BA History graduate

Samia, BA History graduate
A student wearing blue dungarees and a leopard-print top picks out a tape from a box of archives

You'll be able to do a work placement at a cultural or heritage organisation, where you can gain experience and make professional connections

A close-up of the Battle of Lewisham mural, featuring a collage of archive photography including a man speaking into a megaphone, and groups of protestors

There are a broad range of fascinating modules on offer, so you could explore Black British history, the histories of sexualities, and much more

Take a tour of the campus with students Drew and Clare

Why choose Goldsmiths, University of London?

Goldsmiths was founded in 1891 and has been part of the University of London for nearly 120 years. Alongside this history comes an innovative and creative approach to the subjects you can study, and a commitment to social and environmental justice. 

As a Goldsmiths student you'll enjoy a single-site campus in New Cross, South East London. It's in Zone 2 and just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London. So you can access the best of the world's top student city while still enjoying a friendly and supportive student community.

An aerial view of the Goldsmiths campus, with the College Green in the foreground and the back of the redbrick Richard Hoggart Building in the background

Enjoy a single-site campus experience just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London

London's Piccadilly Circus by night, featuring a London Underground sign in the foreground and big neon screens in the background

Make the most of being in London, voted the world's top city to be a student (QS Best Student Cities 2023)

I love the modules and the concepts that tutors bring to the courses. I've studied history for a long time – I'm a mature student – and the degree is allowing me to put the histories that I love and understand into a context that I didn’t have before I came here.

Selena, BA History with Military History student

Selena, BA History with Military History student
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