Goldsmiths, University of London


Goldsmiths, University of London, offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree, and specialises in the Arts, humanities, social sciences, psychology, management and computing.

We have a small but exciting campus, so that all lecturers and events are held in one place. This creates a close-knit community that includes people from every corner of the world, which makes for a diverse learning experience (and plenty of stimulating conversation). Our campus is in New Cross, South East London, which is just minutes from the heart of this great global city, home to major cultural landmarks including the National Theatre and Tate Modern.

The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths set up its Technical and Recreative Institute in 1891 to provide educational opportunities for the people of New Cross. The University of London acquired the new Institute and re-established it as Goldsmiths College in 1904.

Since 1989, Goldsmiths has been a full College of the University with its own distinctive role as an independent university institution, at the same time committed to its membership of one of the world’s great academic federations.

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    South East England
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Academic specialism

  • Student satisfaction at Goldsmiths is at an all-time high (2013 National Student Survey)
  • You’ll be taught by and will debate with the best in the field: our academics are the people who write the books that appear on reading lists across the country
  • It was ranked first in London for our high quality and helpful staff (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014)
  • Ranked 9th in the UK for world-leading 4* research (Research Assessment Excellence)
  • It has been recognised as one of the UK's top creative universities as voted for by students (Which? University 2013)
  • Seven winners of the Turner Prize – and almost a quarter of those shortlisted for the award since it began – have been former students.


Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
SE14 6NW
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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+44 (0)20 7919 7766/020 7919 7060/0044 20 7919 7702

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The University is based on a single-site campus within London’s vibrant New Cross, just minutes from the heart of this great global city, home to major cultural landmarks including the National Theatre and Tate Modern. New Cross is a vibrant area in South East London that's situated just 10 minutes by train from the centre of the city. Described by The New York Times as a hub of creative talent, the area has a thriving music and arts scene, fantastic restaurants, buzzing cafes, and a genuinely diverse and eclectic population. What's more, it was recently voted the best place in South East London for renting.