At Goldsmiths you'll extend beyond the conventional boundaries of the discipline to explore the clash of ideas and values behind politics and international relations.
Why study politics and international relations at Goldsmiths?
- Politics isn't just about what plays out in Westminster and local government, it's also about what happens on the streets, in the economy, and across the globe – and at Goldsmiths you'll immerse yourself in this progressive approach to the discipline
- You'll explore the clash of ideas and values behind politics and international relations, choosing from inventive modules that cover topics like anarchism, rhetoric, the concept of 'reason', security studies, and the politics of everyday life
- On some of our degrees you'll have the opportunity to gain valuable experience on a work placement, whether that's at the Home Office, a policy think-tank, development agency or NGO
I was really attracted by studying not only the kinds of things that I'd already done at A-level, but also a slightly more radical set of modules. The degree made me more of a person who likes to challenge things and try and spot opportunities, and change the way things have previously been done.
Checan, BA Politics graduate (Strategic Communications Manager, Wellcome Trust)
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.
There were other London unis where I could have studied politics but I thought that Goldsmiths was a bit more ‘out there’ and more creative. So it was always my first choice. I also liked the fact that there was a friendly and open atmosphere.
Hamza, BA Politics graduate (Lord Mayor of Westminster, 2022-23)