Goldsmiths art degree show, featuring work by Sidney Westenskow

Goldsmiths, University of London

Different is what we do: with a history of being progressive and proud, we combine academic excellence and imaginative course content to make a place where original ideas are welcomed and nurtured.

Goldsmiths art degree show, featuring work by Sidney Westenskow

We offer an alternative mix of subjects with undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, computing, management and law.

At our single-site campus in New Cross you won’t just be taught about a subject – you’ll be encouraged to challenge conventional ways of thinking and come up with your own ideas and approaches. We make the most of our home in London, one of the world’s great cities which is steeped in history and culture but which always offers something new.

While we’re 10 minutes from central London by train we are rooted in our home borough of Lewisham and our students and staff make a big contribution to this thriving community.

International students

Goldsmiths is home to students and staff from more than 130 countries, making us a university which truly embraces the global citizen. Our campus provides a welcoming environment where you can be yourself and where support is available for international students.

We offer pre-sessional and in-sessional English programmes and classes if you need to develop your language skills before or during your studies. There are also orientation events at the start of the academic year to get you acquainted with life in London and help you make friends.

If you require a visa, staff at our Immigration Advisory Service can advise you before you arrive and during your studies. There are a range of scholarships and bursaries available to international students, including the Goldsmiths International Undergraduate Scholarship, which currently supports up to 35 students every year.

Quick Facts

We’re one of the top creative universities in the UK, with our graduates including Booker Prize-winning writer Bernardine Evaristo, Oscar-winning director and artist Steve McQueen and performance artist and poet Kae Tempest.

We are a top 10 university in London according to the Complete University Guide, and score highly in national and international tables for the quality of our teaching in a range of subjects and some 80% of undergraduate students move on to highly skilled work after their studies.

Find out more reasons why you should choose Goldsmiths.

Goldsmiths is recognised as a leading university for research with nearly four-fifths of our outputs considered “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021).  

Find out more about the REF 2021.



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