“Goldsmiths is provocative, it’s about a community that encourages creativity and freedom of thought. We challenge conventions but it’s not about irrationally and erratically pushing boundaries. It’s a place to be heard and initiate change.”
Jane Taylor, undergraduate student
Internationally renowned for our creative and innovative approach to teaching and research, at Goldsmiths we offer undergraduate, postgraduate, teacher training and return-to-study opportunities in subjects covering the arts, social sciences, humanities and computing.
We have been part of the University of London for over 100 years, and are ranked 9th in the UK for world-leading 4* research (Research Assessment Exercise 2008). Our academic excellence is illustrated in our membership of the 1994 Group, which brings together a select number of research-focused universities.
Our unique academic approach comes from the interaction of 15 academic departments, together with a number of smaller centres and units. We are committed to avant-garde, radical thinking, which creates an environment that encourages freedom of thought and expression. Many of our former students have become leaders and innovators in their chosen fields – they include Antony Gormley, Mary Quant, Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley, Sam Taylor- Wood, Graham Coxon and Malcolm McLaren.
We have a strong tradition in working with the local community to broaden access to higher education and lifelong learning, and our Department of Professional and Community Education (PACE) continues this commitment.
Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, South East London. Vibrant, urban and with great transport connections to Central London, it’s an ideal base for experiencing and enjoying the capital – one of the most exciting cities in the world.