Goldsmiths University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London has a strong international reputation for its unique and innovative approach to teaching, learning and research; a reputation supported by the highest academic standards and over a 100 years membership of the prestigious University of London. The Universities departments are highly interactive and offer a huge variety of courses and extracurricular activities to students, providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the modern day job market.

Main Campus:
South East London

Locations:
South East London

Student Population:
9,609


Faculties:
 (Anthropology, Art, Centre for Cultural Studies, Centre for English Language and Academic Writing, Computing, Design, Educational Studies, English and Comparative Literature, History, Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Institute of Management Studies, Media and Communications, Music, Politics, Professional and Community Education, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre and Performance and Visual Cultures).

Overview

Why Choose the Goldsmiths University of London?

Goldsmiths, University of London has a strong international reputation for its unique and innovative approach to teaching, learning and research; a reputation supported by the highest academic standards and over a 100 years membership of the prestigious University of London. The Universities departments are highly interactive and offer a huge variety of courses and extracurricular activities to students, providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the modern day job market.

 

Teaching quality

Goldsmiths, University of London is internationally renowned for its creative and innovative approach to teaching and research.

  • Goldsmiths University of London is in the world’s top 100 universities and the UK’s top 20 universities for the arts and humanities.
  • Goldsmiths is also in the UK’s top 30 for Social Sciences and Management.
  • The University has been part of the internationally recognised University of London for over 100 years.
  • Six former students of Goldsmiths have won the prestigious Turner Prize, the most publicised art award in the UK.
  • The University achieved above average scores for satisfaction with teaching in the most recent National Student Survey.
  • Many of the academics at Goldsmith’s University are leaders in their fields and have published books specified on the Universities reading lists.

 

Research Quality

Goldsmiths is a leading UK research university that is famous for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach towards research.

  • Goldsmiths University was ranked an outstanding 9th in the UK for world-leading 4* research in the Research Assessment Exercise 2008.
  • The RAE (2008) also placed Goldsmiths in the top ten universities for the proportion of research recognised to be ‘world-leading’.
  • The University is a member of the 1994 Groups of the UK’s leading research universities, which includes a select number of research-focused universities.
  • The University is constantly pioneering new and exciting research projects that attract support from many different funding agencies, such as the European Research Council who have awarded the University more than €6 million over the last 18 months.

 

International

Goldsmiths has a thriving international community and is home to students from all over the world.

  • Around 16% of students at Goldsmiths are International students that originate from 120 different countries, creating a truly diverse experience for Goldsmiths students.
  • The University have been part of the globally renowned University of London for more than a century, meaning that the quality of the degrees at the University is internationally recognised.
  • The University has excellent language-learning facilities, such as foreign-language documentaries and feature films on video and multimedia self-access language courses.
  • Goldsmiths offers various International Foundation Certificate Pathways for International students who do not meet certain course requirements, successful completion guarantees progression onto a 3 year undergraduate degree course at the University.

 

Student satisfaction

Goldsmiths are committed to providing students with the best possible university experience, the University offers excellent students facilities and services.

  • The University achieved an impressive overall student satisfaction rating of 83% in the most recent National Student Survey (NSS).
  • Goldsmiths is home to an award-winning Students’ Union that offers plenty of opportunities for students, such as societies and volunteering, sports and student media.
  • The award-winning Rutherford Building is a large resource centre that provides excellent facilities and services for students, such as a library, IT and Media Services and an Assistive Technology Centre.
  • All of the halls of residence at Goldsmiths are within walking distance of the campus and most are only a five minute walk.

 

Employable Graduates

Graduates from Goldsmiths University are often highly successful and several have even become leaders in their field.

  • Goldsmiths, University of London is one of the top five largest employers in the London Borough of Lewisham.
  • Many former Goldsmith students have become leaders in their chosen fields, such as Antony Gormley, Mary Quant, Damien Hirst, James Blake, Sam Taylor-Wood, Graham Coxon and Malcolm McLaren.
  • Goldsmiths has a Careers Service that is part of the Careers Group, University of London, the largest careers service in the country, offering extensive and top quality advice, information and guidance.
  • The latest National Student Survey (NSS) results found that 85% of Goldsmith students are in a job or taking further study 6 months after graduation.
  • Data collected by Unistats indicates that Goldsmiths’ English undergraduate students get the highest-paid jobs upon graduation. As well as this, the University is in the top three higher education institutions for highest-paid jobs for History and Psychology undergraduates.

 

Areas Of Study

Variety of Courses

Goldsmiths, University of London is internationally renowned for its creative and innovative approach to teaching.

  • The University offers over 400 different courses across a wide range of disciplines.
  • Goldsmiths has a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, teacher training and return-to-study opportunities in subjects covering the arts, social sciences, humanities and computing.
  • The unique academic approach of the university is rooted in the interaction of 15 academic departments as well as a number of smaller centres and units.
  • There are an increasing number of work placement opportunities becoming available at the University, currently over 1,400 students are undertaking some form of placement that is related to their studies.
  • The University has an interactive Virtual Learning Environment where lecturers can provide students with course materials, practice assessments and learner support.

 

Campus Facilities

Location

There is a real campus feel to life at Goldsmiths, with a diverse student community and with nearly all facilities and services based on one site. The campus is home to the Goldsmiths library, a low-cost gym, the Students’ Union, the new NAB building with state-of-the-art Media facilities and much more. The campus also includes three Grade II listed building, green spaces and the award-winning Rutherford building. There are also a variety of places to eat and drinks of campus, such as coffee shops, cafes and diners. All of the halls of residence are within walking distance of Goldsmiths and have easy access to Central London by public transport.

Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, a vibrant and attractive area that is just a ten minute train ride from Central London. New Cross is the perfect base from which to experience and enjoy the capital. There are also independent shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants, markets and arts venues situated close to the Goldsmith campus. New Cross has an eclectic community atmosphere and is the perfect location for students to experience the intimacy and security of campus life as well as the excitement of big city life.

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