Our academics cooperate across disciplines to create exciting new courses and develop novel approaches to research issues. Our interdisciplinary approach has helped us to become a national leader in many subject areas.
Goldsmiths is ranked in the top 100 in the world for Arts and Humanities (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021). We also rank 15th for Art and Design and 12th for Communication and Media Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021). Goldsmiths is also in the UK’s top 25 for the quality of our research, according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (based on research quality scores in the Times Higher Education subject rankings).
From Creative and Social Technologies to Anomalistic Psychology our teaching and research staff are combining their specialist knowledge to fashion new insights into 21st-century challenges.
'Whatever discipline you choose, you’ll find your old ideas challenged and your new ideas embraced. Goldsmiths is a place where together we are creating the knowledge of the future.'
A place where your career can grow
At Goldsmiths, we don’t put you in a box. We are a fluid and energetic community where staff and students work in partnership to bring learning to life. You’ll have the opportunity to work in flexible ways and across departments. You’ll collaborate with people from different backgrounds and with different specialities to create solutions that are unique and exciting.
There is a dedicated Careers Service that can help you for up to two years after you graduate with a focus on maximising your employability. Services include helping you to find work opportunities, reviewing your CV, and offering you mock interview sessions.
Because many of our tutors are practising professionals in their field, we understand how business and industry works, what it wants and how it constantly changes and evolves. You’ll be learning from staff who have been highly recognised in their fields. Students also have the opportunity to get work experience so they can graduate equipped with the skills and experience they need when they enter the workforce.
We have comprehensive and long-established links with regional, national and international employers who know from experience, that when they hire a Goldsmiths graduate they’re hiring a graduate of the highest calibre.
As well as supporting our students into careers, there is also a thriving entrepreneurial community at Goldsmiths and many of our students go on to set up their own businesses. There are dedicated information sessions to help you develop your business ideas, and a Student Enterprise Programme as well.
At Goldsmiths, we’re a close-knit community that sees everyone as an individual with their own strengths and needs. Because we're a single-site campus university, you'll study at the heart of a thriving community in a place that buzzes with creative energy.
We have teams dedicated to helping disabled students or offering financial advice. You can also make appointments with trained counsellors, or turn to our chaplain for confidential support. We’ll give you the space to be yourself but there’ll always be someone to talk to when you have a question or need someone to listen.
Embracing the global citizen
Because we’re just 10 minutes from the centre of London; because we have students from 114 different countries; because many of our courses offer the opportunity to spend time studying abroad, Goldsmiths truly embraces the global citizen.
'London voted world’s best student city'
QS Best Student Cities 2022
Students coming from other countries will find a thriving international community and enjoy the experience of studying in one of the world’s major cities. UK students can expand their horizons through the opportunities to travel and make friends from around the world.
Our alumni have gone on to build lives and careers on every continent and to become our ambassadors across the globe.