Endless innovation, one inspiring legacy
Goldsmiths, University of London has an academic legacy stretching back to 1891, with a rich heritage in the arts and creative disciplines, as well as other subject areas covering the humanities, social sciences and computing – including law, economics, management and sociology.
Goldsmiths has an established history of seeing the world differently. It challenges perceptions, inspires the entrepreneurial and supports students in exploring new ideas. This ability to challenge the status quo has led to Goldsmiths being voted one of the top creative and political universities in the UK (Which? University 2018).
All of London, one campus
Goldsmiths is based in New Cross, South East London, a vibrant part of the city with a huge art and music scene – and just 10 minutes by train from central London. Unusually for a London university, Goldsmiths has a single-site campus.
This creates a close-knit community feel, where you’ll soon be bumping into friends in corridors, and lecturers in coffee shops. Diverse, creative and multicultural, the campus buzzes with creative energy.
Immense opportunities, one unforgettable experience
There is a dedicated global opportunities team that can help students secure long and short-term study or work placements internationally.
These opportunities are available with funding support and can help students gain invaluable perspectives of the world and support their future career aspirations. Goldsmiths students can also make the most of some fantastic learning facilities, including a library that’s open 24/7 nearly every day of the year, and department facilities that include a 200-seat theatre, studio space, workshops, TV and radio studio.
Thousands of individuals, one visionary community
Goldsmiths is a meeting ground for the brightest minds. The people who follow their own path and move with the times – sometimes in unexpected directions. Central to Goldsmiths’ academic focus is research. Innovation and critical thinking are built into the personality of the university, and academics are continuously publishing research with real-world impact.
Goldsmiths has a strong history of this, and is ranked one of the UK's top 10 universities for research intensity (The Complete University Guide League Tables 2018) and in the UK's top 25 for research quality in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
Other stats include:
- 12th in the world for art (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018)
- Eight Turner Prize winners and over 30 nominees
- 12th in the world for design (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018)
- 1st in London for communication and media studies (The Complete University Guide subject rankings 2019)