Goldsmiths, University of London - a part of the esteemed University of London - is a pioneering institution in the UK’s capital. Founded in 1891, the university has a global reputation for world-class research and innovative courses.
The university’s New Cross campus in South East London is well known for its active arts and music scene, and consistently produces new and exciting artists, creators, performers and makers, many of whom go on to become cultural icons and pioneers in their fields. Goldsmiths is highly rated for the quality of its research and for its Art, Design, Music, and Media and Communications departments in particular.
Students benefit from being part of the tight-knit creative community which develops at Goldsmiths' single-site campus in London. Many graduates go on to find work placements with companies such as the BBC or Alexander McQueen.
Central to Goldsmiths’ values, along with its dedication to outstanding teaching, are its commitments to social justice, equality and sustainability. This can be seen in many of the programmes such as LLB Law (Criminal Justice & Human Rights), BA Social Work, and BA Education, Culture and Society.
The university is well serviced by local public transport networks, with the heat of London only ten minutes away by train. The city is a vast landscape of historic and cultural attractions, with iconic architectural structures, as well as some of the finest art galleries and museums in the world. London’s nightlife is among the best in the world, with thousands of pubs, restaurants, bars and clubs to fulfil the appetite of the most adventurous city dweller.
Notable alumni from Goldsmiths include Oscar-winner Steve McQueen, Turner Prize-winning Damien Hirst, 2020 Booker Prize winner Bernadine Evaristo, and Mercury Prize-winning musician James Blake.