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Pre-sessional English Language

This intensive programme is for international students about to start full-time study at a UK university.

  • English Language Centre

International Foundation Certificate in Computing

This one-year programme gives you the opportunity to develop your English language, become familiar with UK academic culture, and prepare to study for a BSc degree in Computer Science, or Creative Computing.

  • English Language Centre

International Foundation Certificate in Design

This one-year programme gives you the opportunity to develop your English language, become familiar with UK academic culture, and prepare to study for a BA (Hons) in Design.

  • English Language Centre

International Foundation Certificate in Management & Psychology

This one-year programme gives you the opportunity to develop your English language, become familiar with UK academic culture, and prepare to study for a BSc degree in Management and Entrepreneurship, or Management with Psychology.

  • English Language Centre

International Foundation Certificate in Media, Culture and Society

This one-year programme gives you the opportunity to develop your English language, become familiar with UK academic culture, and prepare to study for a BA degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Educational Studies or Media and Communications.

  • English Language Centre

International Foundation Certificate in Music

This one-year programme gives you the opportunity to develop your English language, become familiar with UK academic culture, and prepare to study for a BMus in Music or Popular Music.

  • English Language Centre

Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Art History

This Diploma has been designed as a conversion programme for graduates of other disciplines who wish to carry out research at higher levels in the fields of modern and contemporary art history and visual cultures.

  • Visual Cultures

Graduate Diploma in Creative & Cultural Industries

This Pre-Masters programme is aimed at postgraduate students who are considering undertaking an MA in subjects related to the cultural and creative industries, but need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English.

  • English Language Centre

Graduate Diploma in Design

This Pre-Masters programme is aimed at postgraduate students who need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English and to undertake preliminary study in the area of design they would like to study at MA level.

  • English Language Centre

Graduate Diploma in Media, Culture & Social Sciences

This Diploma is a Pre-Masters programme aimed at postgraduate students who are looking to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English and study some background theory in these subject areas.

  • English Language Centre

Graduate Diploma in Music

This Diploma is a Pre-Masters programme aimed at postgraduate students who need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English, to develop additional music skills (theoretical or practical).

  • English Language Centre

BA (Hons) Anthropology

This degree introduces you to key issues and problems that have shaped anthropological thought. You'll study human society and culture, and will develop an understanding of the relevance of anthropology for understanding contemporary cultural issues.

  • Anthropology

BA (Hons) Anthropology & Media

Bringing together anthropological theories and ethnographic studies with communication theories and media practice, this degree provides you with an understanding of cultural diversity and a critical knowledge of communication processes. 

  • Anthropology

BA (Hons) Anthropology & Sociology

Anthropology and sociology deal with human behaviours in their social context. This degree gives you a comprehensive grounding in these converging subjects, so you'll develop an understanding of their shared traditions and differences in perspective.

  • Anthropology

BA (Hons) Anthropology & Visual Practice

Providing a comprehensive treatment of social anthropology. The course offers training in photography, film making and editing. You'll study anthropological societies and gain insight into the field in relation to contemporary cultural issues.

  • Anthropology

BA (Hons) Arts Management

This programme will equip you for working life in the cultural and creative industries, with a specific focus on working in and managing the arts.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

BA (Hons) Criminology

Explore the nature of crime, why people are seen and labelled as criminal, and investigate the subject from a critical and sociological perspective.

  • Sociology

BA (Hons) Curating

Do you want to advance your knowledge of contemporary curating and pursue a professional career in the field of curatorial practice?

  • Visual Cultures

BA (Hons) Design

This design degree allows you to develop strong design thinking while exploring your own creative focus. We encourage you to act through design to effect change, propose new visions of the future, and engage with sustainability.

  • Design

BA (Hons) Drama & Theatre Arts

This degree reflects the diversity and excitement of the subject in the new millennium, and gives you the opportunity to study the theory and practice of theatre and performance in a range of media.

  • Theatre and Performance

BA (Hons) Drama: Comedy and Satire

This innovative programme is for students wishing to pursue a career as a comic writer and/or comedy performer.

  • Theatre and Performance

BA (Hons) Economics

Study economics for a constantly changing world. This degree offers you formal and rigorous training in economic theory and real world application, and allows you to specialise in a key area of the modern economy.

  • Institute of Management Studies

BA (Hons) Economics, Politics & Public Policy

This programme addresses the practice of politics in the ‘real-world’, in which every political choice is simultaneously an economic act, and every economic decision has indelible political consequences.

  • Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) Education, Culture & Society

This degree will develop your knowledge of the education system in the UK and beyond. You'll enter into key debates about policy issues with a focus on social justice and equality, and understand education from a multidisciplinary perspective.

  • Educational Studies

BA (Hons) English

Our English degree gives you the opportunity to develop the critical and verbal skills needed for a confident, effective reading of literary and non-literary texts. It develops your core skills in analytical and imaginative reading and writing.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English & American Literature

Examine the formation of the American literary aesthetic, and the critical concepts and ideologies that shape the American nation, through the study of a varied range of literary and critical works from both sides of the Atlantic.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English & Comparative Literature

Enabling you to study literature and culture across linguistic and national boundaries, this degree offers you the opportunity to read a generous range of works within a comparative context.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English & Drama/Drama & English

This degree combines the study of literatures in English with the study of theatre and performance. It brings insights from a range of perspectives to develop your analytical and imaginative skills.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English & History

This degree offers you the opportunity to explore the disciplines of history and English literature. You'll be introduced to the skills of the historian, and will analyse societies and their structures in a way that will inform and complement your literary studies.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English Language & Literature

This degree combines the study of literature with the study of language from a linguistic perspective. You'll engage with theory and practice in literature and linguistics, and benefit from mutually illuminating critical debates in both disciplines.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

This degree promotes your intellectual curiosity and creativity by combining the study of English literature with the practice of creative writing. It will develop your analytical and critical abilities as well as your imaginative skills.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) Fine Art

This degree aims to equip you with creative, interpretive, critical and analytical skills, so that you can participate in and contribute to the expanding field of contemporary art.

  • Art

BA (Hons) Fine Art & History of Art

This distinctive degree supports your individual concerns and development and enables you to navigate your way through theory and practice, various fine art media, and thematic strands within the study of art history and visual cultures.

  • Art

BA (Hons) Fine Art (Extension Degree)

The Extension Degree (Year 0) has been designed specifically for students from countries outside the European Union. Our aim is to enable you to work independently as an artist, and to generate and develop your own ideas.

  • Art

BA (Hons) History

History helps us to understand how the world came to be as it is now and to understand why people behaved as they did in the past. That can help us shape our own futures. At History's core is the story of the diversity of human life.

  • History

BA (Hons) History & Anthropology

This degree is a challenging, critical introduction to two disciplines key to understanding human life, culture and society in the past and present. It enables you to explore contemporary cultural issues from an historical perspective.

  • History

BA (Hons) History & Journalism

BA History and Journalism brings together the expertise of two departments in an exciting, innovative degree that will give you the practical skills and academic knowledge to excel in a wide range of careers.

  • History

BA (Hons) History & Politics

This exciting degree lets you explore the ways in which thinking about politics is vital to a study of history, and how the past development of social and political institutions and ideas is crucial to an understanding of contemporary politics.

  • History

BA (Hons) History of Art

This degree encourages you to develop an independent critical involvement with works of art and visual culture, to examine changing historical conceptions of art and the artist, and to explore the visual arts in their wider cultural and political contexts.

  • Visual Cultures

BA (Hons) International Relations

If you want to understand the impact of the Arab Spring or the ideology of ISIS, how US foreign policy is shaped by domestic politics, how international trade affects various parts of the world, how different cultures shape political decision making, or how international NGOs operate, this is the degree for you.

  • Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) International Relations & Chinese

China has been at the forefront of a global economic power shift in the aftermath of the global economic crisis in 2008. On this degree you’ll gain the cultural, philosophical, conceptual and linguistic tools to focus on China, with a solid grounding in International Relations.

  • Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) Journalism

The world of journalism is changing at an unprecedented rate. This programme offers an individual and innovative blend of contemporary, multi-media journalism that ensures graduates are prepared for the future of a rapidly developing industry.

  • Media and Communications

BA (Hons) Media & Communications

Bringing together media practice and communications theory, this degree covers a broad spectrum of critical perspectives on the media, and will introduce you to a range of contemporary media practices.

  • Media and Communications

BA (Hons) Media & English

This degree allows you to explore critical perspectives in literature and media alongside each other while developing your skills in creative writing (script and short story) and editing.

  • Media and Communications

BA (Hons) Media & Sociology

This interdisciplinary degree gives you the opportunity to explore sociological and communications theories alongside media practice, and to develop a critical analysis of media, communications and culture from historical and contemporary viewpoints.

  • Media and Communications

BA (Hons) Politics

The study of politics entails more than the study of government. This programme is concerned with the way in which we understand and communicate about the problems and conflicts we face, and the formal exercise of power.

  • Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy & Economics

This challenging and ground-breaking degree introduces you to core ideas and issues in politics, philosophy and economics. It will equip you to understand how the economy is governed, how public policy gets made and the ideas which shape the world.

  • Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies

A multidisciplinary degree that's ideal if you're interested in counselling and psychotherapy practices but also want to study the social and cultural contexts of their production.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

BA (Hons) Religion

In an increasingly globalised, more religious world, we need to understand religion as one of the most important social forces shaping contemporary society.

  • Anthropology

BA (Hons) Social Work

Drawing on current research across the social sciences, government guidance, and legislative frameworks, this degree focuses on the issues that are key in facilitating your professional and academic development as a social worker.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

BA (Hons) Sociology

Sociology offers illuminating insights into our lives. This degree examines how societies are organised, how people are united and divided in different cultural and social arrangements, and how people view their societies and their identities.

  • Sociology

BA (Hons) Sociology & Chinese

This degree provides intensive Mandarin language tuition, one year at a top Chinese university in Beijing, and analytical sociological skills for you to understand and actively engage in a global world in which China is a major superpower.

  • Sociology

BA (Hons) Sociology & Politics

This degree gives you a thorough grounding in sociology and politics, in methods of social and political research, and in interdisciplinary approaches to political analysis.

  • Sociology

BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology

Explore how societies are organised, and how people are united and divided. Within the context of modern forms of power, examine the nature of crime and criminality from a critical, sociological perspective.

  • Sociology

BMus (Hons) Music

Rethink music study and practice through an exciting and diverse array of modules.

  • Music

BMus (Hons) Popular Music

From mainstream to underground, this degree embraces popular music in its many forms: rock, pop, folk, urban, jazz, experimental and commercial. We've even helped to set up our own independent record label, NX Records, to promote our students' work.

  • Music

BMus/BSc (Hons) Music Computing

This programme is delivered jointly by the Departments of Music and Computing, and builds on their recognised expertise in the creative arts and the innovative application of computer science to stimulate and promote creative work.

  • Music

BSc (Hons) Business Computing & Entrepreneurship

This programme will provide you with a technical and business education required for modern digital and computing businesses. Goldsmiths’ creative approach uniquely prepares you for the modern creative technologies and digital media industries.

  • Computing

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

This programme equips you with an in-depth understanding of the key conceptual and technological issues involved in building software systems.

  • Computing

BSc (Hons) Computing & Chinese

Learn technical computing skills alongside Mandarin language skills, so you'll be poised to anticipate and meet the demands of the global IT industry.

  • Computing

BSc (Hons) Creative Computing

This degree will prepare you to take an active role in the creation of computational systems in arts, music, film, digital media, and other areas of the software industry that require creative individuals.

  • Computing

BSc (Hons) Data Science

The BSc in Data Science will prepare students to become professionals who excel at manipulating and analysing data sets that don't succumb readily to standard statistical and programming methodologies. You will learn to develop software, use toolkits and run clusters to solve problems and inform better decision-making.

  • Computing

BSc (Hons) Digital Arts Computing

This degree develops your arts practice through the expressive world of creative computation. Over three years you will develop your artistic work and develop a series of projects for public exhibition which will explore the technological and cultural ramifications of computation. 

  • Computing

BSc (Hons) Economics with Econometrics

Study economics for a constantly changing world. This degree allows you to specialise in economic statistics, while also exploring key areas of modern economy and society.

  • Institute of Management Studies

BSc (Hons) Games Programming

Prepare for a career programming in the games industry, in sectors including mobile games, casual games, social media games, and AAA console game development.

  • Computing

BSc (Hons) Management with Economics

The BSc (Hons) Management with Economics places an emphasis on the wider social, historical and political context in which organisations operate, and how it shapes the circulation, and demand/supply, of goods and services.

  • Institute of Management Studies

BSc (Hons) Management with Entrepreneurship

The BSc (Hons) Management with Entrepreneurship places an emphasis on how organisations are conceived, sustained through opportunity seeking and resource acquisition, grow and stay creative and innovative.

  • Institute of Management Studies

BSc (Hons) Management with Marketing

The BSc (Hons) Management with Marketing places an emphasis on how organisations communicate with their customers and the strategies and tools they use.

  • Institute of Management Studies

BSc (Hons) Marketing

Study BSc in Marketing at Goldsmiths for a programme that combines multiple disciplines such as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Management. You will be at the core of a new natural development, making this a special programme for anyone who wants to explore interdisciplinary links.

  • Institute of Management Studies

BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science

This programme is aimed at developing skills in mathematically modelling real-world situations and building software systems that aid understanding and solve problems in a broad range of research and commercial settings.

  • Computing

BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Economics

In this new programme for September 2018 you will gain specialist knowledge in both Mathematics and Economics which are both very desirable subjects to employers. The mathematics element of the programme will be tailored to draw upon the Computing Department’s strength in Data Analysis and will concentrate on the branches of mathematics most applicable in an economics context.

  • Computing

BSc (Hons) Psychology

This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour, giving a broad understanding of psychological theory and research. It will develop your understanding of the processes influencing how people think, feel, behave, and interact.

  • Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology

This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour, with an emphasis on clinically relevant skills, knowledge and experience giving a broad understanding of psychological theory and research.

  • Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience

This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour, with an emphasis on neuroscience explanations of human behaviour and neuroscience methods. It will develop your understanding of the processes that influence people.

  • Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Forensic Psychology

This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of psychology and behaviour. You will be introduced to psychological theories, methods and processes relating to the legal, criminal and civil justice systems.

  • Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Management

This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour with emphasis on applications of psychology relevant to management, including the study of organisational behaviour and health, and leadership and talent management.

  • Psychology

Foundation Year in Computing

The Department of Computing now offers a Foundation Year in Computing as an alternative entry route for students who don’t currently have the necessary academic profile to enter on to degree level study.

  • Computing

Integrated Degree in English (including Foundation Year)

This is a four-year degree at Goldsmiths. If you successfully achieve the progression requirements of the foundation year, you can continue with the full-time three-year BA (Hons) English degree.

  • English and Comparative Literature

Integrated Degree in History (including Foundation Year)

This programme provides a route into higher education for those with an interrupted education or those who wish to return to study. It also suits those who have faced particularly challenging circumstances in their education.

  • History

MA in Anthropology & Cultural Politics

The MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics is an interdisciplinary programme in anthropology, directed at students from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social and political sciences, artists, and professionals in the media and cultural sectors.

  • Anthropology

MA in Anthropology & Museum Practice

Fusing Goldsmiths' academic excellence and professional training from the Horniman Museum, the MA in Anthropology & Museum Practice provides you with a uniquely comprehensive set of skills.

  • Anthropology

MA in Applied Anthropology & Community & Youth Work

Professionally validated by the National Youth Agency, this programme brings together community development and youth work practice with the research methods and theoretical preoccupations of anthropology.

  • Anthropology

MA in Applied Anthropology & Community Arts

Taught jointly by the Departments of Anthropology and Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies, this MA offers a stimulating synthesis of theory and practice. In short, it is at the heart of what Goldsmiths is all about.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MA in Applied Anthropology & Community Development

This is a pathway of the MA in Applied Anthropology & Community and Youth Work, aimed both at international applicants who may not need a British National Youth Agency qualification and those who want to become specialists in community development.

  • Anthropology

MA in Art & Politics

Working from a strong theoretical basis, this programme will help you to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics.

  • Politics and International Relations

MA in Art Psychotherapy

This programme will provide you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of art psychotherapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MA in Artist Teachers & Contemporary Practices

This Masters gives artists, practitioners, teachers and educators, in informal and formal learning environments, the opportunity to extend, enrich and consolidate the overlapping practices and theories of contemporary art and learning and teaching through individual and collaborative research.

  • Educational Studies

MA in Artists’ Film & Moving Image

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to work within the art and film worlds.

  • Art

MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy

This programme offers you the chance to engage with the key issues in the formulation of arts and cultural policy and the administration of the arts, in particular those relating to the performing arts.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway

This programme builds on London's position as one of the most important musical centres in the world, with a diverse range of concert halls, theatres, cultural institutions and arts events that reflect its cosmopolitan and multicultural society.

  • Music

MA in Black British Writing

This new and unique Masters importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along a trajectory marked by historical presences as connecting with migratory, indigenous and global perspectives.

  • Theatre and Performance

MA in Brands, Communication & Culture

This exciting degree offers you the opportunity to study one of the major areas in contemporary media and communications – branding. 

  • Media and Communications

MA in Children's Literature

This exciting new programme is ideal if you have an interest in the academic study of children’s literature, or work in education (e.g. as a teacher or librarian), publishing or children's media. It's also aimed at authors who want to create texts for children.

  • Educational Studies

MA in Children's Literature: Children's Illustration

Immerse yourself in exploring professional and practical approaches to children’s illustration as well as engaging in the academic study of children's literature, to gain an in-depth understanding of the relationships between image, text, readers and context in the world of children’s literature.

  • Educational Studies

MA in Cities & Society

This programme brings together social analysis, design, activism, and inventive research methods in a critical engagement with various dimensions of urban work – from planning, policy making, research, cultural intervention, to the management of social programmes and institutions.

  • Sociology

MA in Computational Arts

Study a degree which develops your arts practice through the expressive world of creative computation. It provides you with the historical foundations, frameworks and critical skills to produce a series of projects for public exhibition. It is delivered by Computing.

  • Computing

MA in Computer Games Art & Design

This MA responds to the pressing need for a high quality postgraduate degree serving the computer games and entertainment industries. The emphasis is on games design, art and animation, and will also develop the fundamentals of computer programming, entrepreneurship/business, and your own practice. You'll also be able to work with industry partners.

  • Computing

MA in Contemporary Art Theory

The MA in Contemporary Art Theory is for those with a special interest in contemporary art, and an aptitude for theoretical work in the subject.

  • Visual Cultures

MA in Counselling

This programme is ideal if you wish to qualify and pursue a career as a professional counsellor. It's designed to enable you to develop as a reflective counselling practitioner.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MA in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship

The MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship should be attractive if you either wish to develop a business arising from an existing creative practice or to understand how to create the infrastructure and environment for new creative businesses.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Creative & Life Writing

This programme is designed to meet the needs of committed students who are interested in exploring and exploiting their own possibilities as writers, and in critically examining their own writing. It is unique in combining creative and life writing in a stimulating and enriching programme.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Creative Writing and Education

The MA in Creative Writing and Education has been designed for writers of poetry, fiction and life-writing who are interested in education and learning. If you are keen to publish your own writing or you're looking to use your creative writing to help people learn or just developing your skills and knowledge then this programme could be right for you.

  • Educational Studies

MA in Critical & Creative Analysis

Cultural processes are creative and dynamic, meaning that our analysis of them must be too. This programme emphasises the critical analysis of cultural processes from an advanced theoretical perspective and with an interdisciplinary outlook.

  • Sociology

MA in Cultural Policy, Relations & Diplomacy

The MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy is a trans-disciplinary programme that addresses the theory and practice of cultural policy, cultural relations, and cultural and public diplomacy.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Cultural Studies

The MA Cultural Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary culture.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Culture Industry

Our MA in Culture Industry will allow you to explore the interface between contemporary economics and culture, from the scale of a start-up or artwork to that of governmental policy, a city, or the global marketplace. 

  • Media and Communications

MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy

This programme provides you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of dance movement therapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work, and enables you to practise as a dance movement therapist.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MA in Design: Expanded Practice

This course is a radical post-disciplinary programme for practitioners who want to push the boundaries of what design can be and do. During this MA we work with you to transform your practice as a critical and social undertaking.

  • Design

MA in Education: Culture, Language & Identity

This MA is designed for anyone working in education or a related field. It aims to enhance your understanding of educational theory and practice by focusing upon issues of culture, language and identity, and it is taught by internationally-renowned experts.

  • Educational Studies

MA in Events and Experience Management

Events managers of the future need to be versatile and confident, managing a wide array of events in innovative ways. This degree equips you to take your place in the events industry, leading the way in events and experience management for the fast-paced creative and cultural industries.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Film & Screen Studies

Address the image world, find out how images create meaning, and discover what you can do with what you see on this eclectic MA programme

  • Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking

If you want to be a filmmaker this is the place to learn, gain experience and make films you will be proud to have on your show reel.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Cinematography)

This MA will consolidate your skills in narrative moving-image making to the level of Director of Photography. You will develop your visual storytelling ability during workshops and subsequent application in the context of live filmmaking projects.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Directing Fiction)

The MA Filmmaking (Directing Fiction) is the premier place to develop your skills as a director, working on a range of projects from personal ‘essay’ films to large-scale shoots with professional actors and feature crew. 

  • Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Editing)

This MA will enhance your narrative skills as an editor of fiction for film and television.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Producing)

The MA Filmmaking (Producing) will provide you with a thorough training in all aspects of producing – from the conception of an initial idea through to development, financing, production and release.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Screen Documentary)

This MA will develop your skills and creative vision in documentary production. It enhances your understanding of the historical context and contemporary modes of documentary production against a backdrop of the wider issues in media production.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Gender, Media & Culture

This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory.

  • Sociology

MA in Global Media & Transnational Communications

This MA looks at contemporary changes in media and communications, by putting into perspective the transformations that affect the way people live and work, national and international institutions evolve, and how cultural practices develop.

  • Media and Communications

MA in History

The MA in History is innovative, creative, free-thinking, stimulating, diverse and challenging – everything that is distinctive about history at Goldsmiths.

  • History

MA in Human Rights, Culture & Social Justice

This MA examines contemporary issues concerning justice. You will learn how to conceptualise and study the possibilities of human rights, going beyond legal formulations to look at the conditions in which human rights claims are made.

  • Sociology

MA in International Relations

This MA addresses the fast-changing 'international' terrain including the 2008 economic crisis, EU fragmentation, questions of migration and human rights around the world.

  • Politics and International Relations

MA in Journalism

Accredited with distinction by the Professional Publishers Association, this practical MA gives you the essential skills to work as a journalist for multiple audiences across myriad platforms.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Literary Studies

This exciting, intellectually rigorous programme gives you the opportunity to develop the study of literature from a variety of perspectives through a number of flexible pathways.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Literary Studies: Pathway in Literature of the Caribbean & its Diasporas

This pathway of the MA in Literary Studies aims to introduce you to a wide range of texts and issues in the literature of the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora to highlight significant movements relative to the social, political and historical contexts impacting upon these new literatures.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Literary Studies: Pathway in Modern Literary Theory

This pathway of the MA in Literary Studies enables you to study, principally through its core module Theories of Literature and Culture, a range of theoretical issues, currents and thinkers in literary and cultural theory from the turn of the twentieth century to the present day.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Literary Studies: Pathway in Shakespeare: Early & Modern

This pathway of the MA in Literary Studies is ideal if you’re keen to study Shakespeare at an advanced level. Centred on Shakespeare and early modern literature and culture, you’ll also explore the reception and performance of Shakespeare in later times.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Luxury Brand Management

The MA in Luxury Brand Management equips you with the management, entrepreneurial, marketing and professional skills to work in the luxury goods and experiential luxury industry.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Media & Communications

For over 25 years this MA has been actively interrogating the way the mediated world works. Discover the many roles of media and communications in your life and identity, across institutions and organisations and into wider cultures and societies through this pioneering programme.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Migration & Mobility

From Brexit negotiations and the Syrian refugee crisis to deportation and surveillance, migration and mobility are fundamental forces shaping people's lives around the globe.

  • Anthropology

MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics & Education

The MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education is an applied linguistics programme with an emphasis on diversity, both linguistic and cultural diversity, which also provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that arise in multilingual and intercultural educational settings.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Music

This programme offers a variety of stimulating and contemporary academic pathways with a range of theoretical and practice-based modules. 

  • Music

MA in Music (Contemporary Music Studies)

The MA in Music (Contemporary Music Studies) examines aspects of methodology, repertoire studies and cultural theory within a wide-ranging programme of investigation into the role of contemporary music in the society for which it is created.

  • Music

MA in Music (Ethnomusicology)

The MA in Music (Ethnomusicology) introduces a range of methodologies in relation to the study of music in its cultural contexts.

  • Music

MA in Music (General)

This MA allows you to build an individual, 'tailor-made' programme of study, which incorporates the intellectual concerns, skills and understandings that lead to a clearly focused research dissertation. 

  • Music

MA in Music (Historical Musicology)

The MA in Music (Historical Musicology) is designed to help musicians of all kinds to work with original sources, to read and edit documents, and to embark upon their own research. 

  • Music

MA in Music (Popular Music Research)

The MA in Music (Popular Music Research) engages with scholarly debates and public controversies around popular music, while examining and developing both traditional and innovative ways of researching popular music.

  • Music

MA in Musical Theatre

This unique MA will enhance your critical understanding of the musical theatre as a popular entertainment genre.

  • Theatre and Performance

MA in Performance Making

This unique international laboratory programme brings diverse individuals into collaborative research, acknowledging the challenges of creating original, performer-driven theatre in today's complex, globalised culture.

  • Theatre and Performance

MA in Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts

This MA gives practitioners and theorists the opportunity to research and develop the new boundaries of image-making made possible by technological change within the context of post-industrial culture.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Political Communications

Interrogate the status quo with leading academics who don’t just talk and write about politics, but actively campaign to create change in the world

  • Media and Communications

MA in Postcolonial Culture & Global Policy

Conceived in the context of world-systemic transformation, this MA will give you the analytical tools to understand contemporary developments and world(s) through an encounter with post-colonial theory and international political economic issues.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Promotional Media: Public Relations, Advertising & Marketing

From analysing the theories of intellectual heavyweights such as Foucault and Bourdieu, to unpicking a global campaign, explore the hinterland between the big three promotional professions and the media and society on this innovative MA.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Queer History

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history have been denied one.

  • History

MA in Race, Media & Social Justice

How we live with difference is the key issue of our time. Issues relating to race and ethnicity, whether immigration, Islamophobia, #blacklivesmatter, or media diversity, are at the forefront of public debate. The MA in Race, Media and Social Justice will equip you with critical and theoretical tools to unpack and deepen your understanding of contemporary debates on race, ethnicity and racism.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Radio

Navigate new adventures in sound on this award-winning, industry-accredited MA. Bring your existing knowledge and experience to analyse radio from a theoretical and practical perspective.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Research Architecture

The MA programme is for suitably qualified graduates from a range of disciplines wishing to pursue work within the context of politically engaged thinking.

  • Visual Cultures

MA in Script Writing

The skills of storytelling are timeless. Tackle the creative, analytical and professional sides of script writing for film, television and radio on this industry-accredited MA.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Social Anthropology

Are you interested in a career in anthropology, but haven’t studied the subject before? Have you studied anthropology in the past, but need to consolidate this experience before moving into anthropological research?

  • Anthropology

MA in Social Entrepreneurship

There is a growth in the number of entrepreneurs starting businesses with social and environmental purposes. This exciting MA will enable you to develop a critical understanding of and practical insights into modes of social enterprise.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Social Research

The MA Social Research draws upon a wide variety of contemporary theoretical traditions including postcolonial theory, poststructuralism, discourse analysis, critical or subtle realism, and feminism.  

  • Sociology

MA in Social Work

Drawing on current research across the social sciences, government guidance, and legislative frameworks, this degree focuses on the issues that are key in facilitating your professional and academic development as a social worker. 

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MA in Sociocultural Linguistics

This programme looks at language from a sociocultural perspective. It's designed for anyone with an interest in the relationship between language, culture and society but also provides a solid understanding of English language and linguistics.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Television Journalism

This MA is a practical introduction to TV journalism, and aims to teach you the professional conventions of UK news and current affairs broadcast journalism and relevant production skills.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Tourism & Cultural Policy

This is a trans-disciplinary Masters that builds expertise in understanding the role played by the cultural sector (arts, theatres, heritage etc) in developing and managing tourism and hospitality as major engines of growth, regeneration and job creation in the 21st century.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Translation

This course responds to the increasing need in a globalised, interconnected world for highly qualified translators who can navigate different genres of text and negotiate the language needs of diverse audiences and industries.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Understanding Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse

Examine the impact of being abusive or being abused. You will look at theoretical perspectives considering abusiveness and its impact in different international, cultural and social contexts.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MA in Visual Anthropology

The MA in Visual Anthropology offers a unique combination of anthropological theory and visual practice. It provides you with a strong foundation for producing visual work informed by anthropology.

  • Anthropology

MA in Visual Sociology

Designed for students interested in new ways of exploring and understanding the social world through the use of visual, sensory and other experimental approaches, this programme allows you to study sociological issues alongside innovative methods.

  • Sociology

MA in World Theatres

Covering historical and philosophical bases of theatre and performance practices from different parts of the world, on this degree you'll investigate indigenous and contemporary performance and theatre traditions from a variety of cultural contexts. The MA in World Theatres is one of the few freestanding taught Masters programmes in world theatres and performance in the UK and globally.

  • Theatre and Performance

MA/MSc in Digital Journalism

With an industry-informed curriculum, this future-focused MA combines computing and media and communications to reflect digital journalism at its most current.

  • Media and Communications

MFA in Computational Arts

Study a degree which develops your arts practice through the expressive world of creative computation. The Masters provides you with the historical foundations, frameworks and critical skills to produce a series of projects for public exhibition.

  • Computing

MFA in Curating

The programme is designed for students who wish to take up the challenge of contemporary curating as an artistic, social and critical undertaking, and who wish to develop their professional practice in this area.

  • Art

MFA in Fine Art

This MFA, described as one of the most influential MFA programmes in the world, subjects art-making to critical scrutiny. Artists on the programme strengthen the motivation, self-reflection and ambition of their practice and its leading ideas.

  • Art

MMus in Composition

The MMus in Composition fosters your ability to compose and notate music, and to develop your own personal musical language. 

  • Music

MMus in Creative Practice

This flexible Masters is an opportunity to investigate and combine strategies for developing creative work – an inclusive and forward-thinking composition degree that acknowledges many different definitions of the term.

  • Music

MMus in Performance

This Masters develops your technical and interpretive abilities as a performer, informed by an understanding of style, genre, context and interpretation, as well as historical and theoretical issues relevant to your specialist repertoire.

  • Music

MMus in Popular Music

This MMus builds on our international reputation in the popular music field, as seen in the success of our BMus graduates.

  • Music

MMus in Sonic Arts

The MMus in Sonic Arts is an opportunity to explore a wide range of creative approaches to studio-based music, including fixed-media composition, improvisation systems, sound art installation and composition for video/film.

  • Music

MPhil & PhD Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology offers supervision in a wide range of areas for research degrees.

  • Anthropology

MPhil & PhD in Art

We support innovative art research across a range of modes and practices that seek to contribute to wider cultural and artistic fields through original, critical work.

  • Art

MPhil & PhD in Art Practice & Learning

What kind of learning emerges from and with art practice, and how does such learning further impact upon arts practice? This reflexive question lies at the heart of the MPhil & PhD in Art Practice & Learning.

  • Educational Studies

MPhil & PhD in Art Psychotherapy

We offer opportunities for students who want to pursue research in art psychotherapy.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MPhil & PhD in Arts & Computational Technology

This is the only programme in the University of London in which students can include creative work and an arts-based context of their practice within the distinctive field of arts and creative technologies.

  • Computing

MPhil & PhD in Community & Youth Work

We welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants with research interests in community and youth work.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MPhil & PhD in Computer Science

Our MPhil/PhD programme in computer science offers you the opportunity to participate fully in the highly interdisciplinary research environment of our department and of the College as a whole.

  • Computing

MPhil & PhD in Creative Writing

The inter-relationship between theory, scholarship and the creative process is key to the Goldsmiths MPhil/PhD in Creative Writing.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MPhil & PhD in Cultural Studies

On this programme we interrupt theory with practice, and practice with theory – we aim to engage you, intellectually and critically, and with enthusiasm, in a cultural studies project that questions everything.

  • Media and Communications

MPhil & PhD in Curating

We support innovative art research across a range of modes and practices that seek to contribute to wider cultural and artistic fields through original, critical work.

  • Art

MPhil & PhD in Curatorial/Knowledge

This programme is aimed at researchers who are already working in the curatorial field and are interested in theorising their practice.

  • Visual Cultures

MPhil & PhD in Design

We welcome enquiries from anyone who would like to carry out research in any aspect of design or in technology in education.

  • Design

MPhil & PhD in Drama

The Department of Theatre and Performance's research embraces a range of global theory and practice in theatre and performance including play-texts, physical practices and critical/cultural theory on which students can draw in their research.

  • Theatre and Performance

MPhil & PhD in Education

We are committed to developing our postgraduate students into competent educational researchers able to conduct rigorous research using a variety of methodological approaches. We welcome inquiries about possible research topics both theoretical and empirical.

  • Educational Studies

MPhil & PhD in History

The distinctive emphasis of Goldsmiths' Department of History is a theorised, interdisciplinary and comparative approach to research.

  • History

MPhil & PhD in Management

The Institute of Management Studies (IMS) will equip you with a sound understanding of the methods and skills necessary to conduct high-level research, using a wide range of approaches and techniques.

  • Institute of Management Studies

MPhil & PhD in Media & Communications

We welcome proposals for research in any area connected with media, communications, digital media, cultural theory and practice.

  • Media and Communications

MPhil & PhD in Music

Goldsmiths’ Department of Music has a lively and varied research base, large postgraduate community, active performing tradition, and offers proximity to London’s resources.

  • Music

MPhil & PhD in Politics

We accept students into the Department of Politics and International Relations on the basis of a match between your proposed research and the current research interests of a potential supervisor as well as an assessment of qualifications and suitability for a research degree.

  • Politics and International Relations

MPhil/PhD Counselling and Psychotherapy

This course is offered on both a full- and part-time basis. Your research may be clinically and/or theoretically focused in the fields of psychoanalysis, analytical psychology and psychodynamic counselling.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MPhil & PhD in Psychology

We're committed to developing our postgraduates into skilled researchers who can conduct rigorous research using a variety of methods and analytic techniques.

  • Psychology

MPhil & PhD in Psychology (IMS)

The Institute of Management Studies (IMS) will equip you with a sound understanding of the methods and skills necessary to conduct high-level research, using a wide range of approaches and techniques.

  • Institute of Management Studies

MPhil & PhD in Religious Studies

Goldsmiths is an exciting space for postgraduates, with numerous international speakers passing through, a huge range of interdisciplinary seminars and reading groups and a very open and warm environment for the exchange of ideas.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MPhil & PhD in Research Architecture

This MPhil/PhD programme is aimed at practitioners of architecture and other related spatial practices who would like to develop a sustained multi-year practice-led research project.

  • Visual Cultures

MPhil & PhD in Social Work

Social work education at Goldsmiths has a long and distinguished record. We welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants with research interests that align with those of our staff.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MPhil & PhD in Sociology

We're committed to developing our postgraduates into skilled researchers who can conduct rigorous research using a variety of methodologies and methods.

  • Sociology

MPhil & PhD in Visual Culture

We welcome applicants wishing to explore visual culture understood as a meeting ground between creative practices, the philosophical and the political.

  • Visual Cultures

MPhil & PhD in Visual Sociology

The MPhil/PhD in Visual Sociology offers you the opportunity to combine written sociological argument with film, sound, or photographic representation. 

  • Sociology

MRes in Anthropology

This programme offers advanced-level training to students who normally already have an undergraduate or MA degree in Anthropology.

  • Anthropology

MRes in Curatorial/Knowledge

The MRes programme in Curatorial/Knowledge takes place within the world’s only dedicated PhD programme for advanced contemporary curatorial research. It provides a profound grounding in a variety of relevant theoretical knowledges and offers a unique meeting ground for a network of internationally active curators.

  • Visual Cultures

MRes in English

This MRes prepares you for more advanced research projects at MPhil/PhD level, but is also a degree in its own right. It's ideal if you're considering a 'taster' year of research, or if you're keen to complete shorter term research at graduate level. 

  • English and Comparative Literature

MRes in History

The MRes provides excellent preparation for study at MPhil/PhD level for students with a defined research topic, but is also a degree in its own right.

  • History

MRes in Research Methods in Psychology

This programme trains you in the fundamental aspects of quantitative and qualitative research, including research design, data collection and data analysis, and provides practical, ‘hands-on’ experience.

  • Psychology

MRes in Visual Anthropology

The MRes in Visual Anthropology offers advanced-level training to students who normally already have an undergraduate or MA degree in Anthropology. 

  • Anthropology

MRes in Visual Cultures

The MRes in Visual Cultures is ideal if you have already completed an advanced course of study in art history and theory but would like to further develop your thought and research projects before studying at MPhil/PhD level.

  • Visual Cultures

MSc Computational Cognitive Neuroscience

Understanding the relationship between brain, cognition and behaviour is one of the biggest challenges the scientific community is currently working on. Computational cognitive neuroscience is a young and exciting discipline that tackles these long-standing research questions by integrating computer modelling with experimental research.

  • Computing

MSc in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience

This exciting MSc reflects the broad-ranging and strong neuroscience research profile of our Department, equipping you with a rigorous grounding in the theory and applications of cognitive, clinical, and developmental neuroscience.

  • Psychology

MSc in Consumer Behaviour

The MSc in Consumer Behaviour equips you with a comprehensive grounding in approaches to understanding consumer preferences, judgements, decision-making and behaviour.

  • Institute of Management Studies

MSc in Data Science

The MSc in Data Science will provide you with the technical and practical skills to analyse the big data that is the key to success in future business, digital media and science.

  • Computing

MSc in Foundations in Clinical Psychology & Health Services

This innovative MSc programme aims to provide students with a strong knowledge and experience base for progressing to health service careers, particularly those looking to become clinical psychologists and clinical psychology researchers.

  • Psychology

MSc in Management of Innovation

This MSc will equip you with the fundamental knowledge and skills required for managing innovative product and brand or policy development, service delivery, or integration of emerging technologies in fast-paced industries.

  • Institute of Management Studies

MSc in Music, Mind & Brain

This unique programme combines music psychology with neuroscience, focusing on both the biological and cognitive aspects of musical behaviour.

  • Psychology

MSc in Occupational Psychology

Training as an Occupational Psychologist in the Institute of Management Studies will equip you with the scientific knowledge and practical skills to challenge the status quo and offer innovative solutions to workplace problems. 

  • Institute of Management Studies

MSc in the Psychology of Social Relations

This Masters will examine when and why humans develop social relations with other individuals or social groups, and the psychological consequences of these social relations. 

  • Psychology

MSc Marketing & Technology

The MSc in Marketing & Technology aims to transform students into uniquely-trained individuals possessing the knowledge and skills required to be successful marketers in dynamic and technology-driven industries.

  • Institute of Management Studies

MSc User Experience Engineering

A user’s experience of technology depends on the design and engineering choices that influence their interactions. Emerging and future technologies will exceed the capabilities available today, so our experts will give you the research needed to exploit and market new possibilities for the benefit of users.

  • Computing

MSc/PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) aims to provide students with a structured training where students can systematically acquire the knowledge and skills needed to practice as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

PGCert in Museums & Galleries Entrepreneurship

This programme will cover sponsorship and marketing, audience development, regeneration and partnerships, and commerce/merchandise, giving a detailed insight into the ways that museums and galleries are managed and develop entrepreneurship.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

PhD by Publication

The Graduate School is excited to announce that our PhD by Publication is now available for 2018 entry.

  • Graduate School

PGCE (Primary with Modern Languages)

This programme will enable you to teach across the curriculum in two consecutive primary school age ranges, with either French, German or Spanish as a specialist subject. Our exciting and challenging course aims to develop both competence and confidence.

  • Educational Studies

PGCE (Primary)

This programme aims to develop all the skills, knowledge and understanding you’ll need to become a responsible and effective teacher in your chosen age phase.

  • Educational Studies

PGCE (Secondary): Part-time Programme

This course offers an innovative and integrated route for those looking to become qualified secondary school teachers who need a part-time programme of study.

  • Educational Studies

PGCE (Secondary) Standard Programme

This full-time PGCE (Secondary) programme is available in conjunction with any of the following teaching subjects: Art and Design; Biology; Chemistry; Design and Technology; Drama; English; Media with English; Mathematics; Modern Languages and Physics.

  • Educational Studies

PGCE (Secondary): Drama

We recognise the importance and potential of theatre as an art form, and it is our goal to use it to promote the personal, social, spiritual and cultural development of all pupils, including the ones you will go on to teach.

  • Educational Studies

PGCE (Secondary) Art & Design

This programme prepares you to teach art and design in secondary schools. You are shown how to plan, resource and organise art lessons, and how to monitor, record, evaluate and assess the art practices of students.

  • Educational Studies

PGCE (Secondary): Design and Technology

Our aim is to develop teachers whose vision, imagination and professionalism takes them beyond the realities of current educational policy, and encourage them to continually seek to evolve new and better models of practice

  • Design

PGCE (Secondary): English

This programme offers a balance of theory and practice to give you a thorough grounding in all aspects of the National Curriculum for English, including post-16 teaching.

  • Educational Studies

PGCE (Secondary): Media Studies with English

This programme offers you a balance of theory and practice, giving you the opportunity to more fully explore and understand the key concepts of Media Studies at secondary school and at post-16 level.

  • Educational Studies

PGCE (Secondary: Modern Languages)

This programme is designed to provide a route into one of the most rewarding and dynamic careers in teaching that there is, providing you with the tools to make the study of language stimulating for the full range of learners.

  • Educational Studies

PGCE (Secondary): Mathematics

This programme is a pathway into one of the most challenging, fascinating and rewarding careers there is: teaching Mathematics at Secondary level

  • Educational Studies

Short course - Accessible Genetics

We live in the genomic era, and knowledge is power and key to advancement. Genetic knowledge is expanding and is already commonly used in medicine and forensics. It is likely that in the near future genetic information will be used in many other spheres of our lives.

  • Psychology

Short course - ACT at Work: Practitioner's Course

This course is designed as an introduction to ACT at work. Suitable participants include consultants, trainers, coaches, psychologists, human resources, and learning and development professionals.

  • Institute of Management Studies

Short course - Advanced Electric Guitar Technology

Ludwig Van Beethoven said that "The Guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself." This course examines the fundamental principles behind the electric guitar and the innovations in technology that have driven its ongoing popularity. Through a combination of lectures and workshops we'll explore the history of its evolution, asking why a Stratocaster sounds different to a Jazzmaster, why vintage Les Pauls are so prized, how how different pedals work and and why valve amps give you such great tone.

  • Music

Short course - Advanced Mandarin Chinese

Building on your previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, the Advanced Mandarin course will refine your current language skills whilst improving your cross-cultural competency and referencing Chinese culture and society.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Short course - Advocacy and Public Speaking

A Saturday oral Advocacy (courtroom / moot court) course and a two-day public speaking course – that can also be taken separately. Maximum 10 people per class, with ample opportunity for individualised training and feedback on practical exercises.

  • Psychology

Short course - Anthropology and Art: Museums, Galleries and Globalisation

An anthropological, cross-cultural understanding of visual and material cultures is crucial to anyone that works in the creative industries, such as those in curatorial roles. Explore the convergances between art and anthropology, and develop your understanding of non-Western artistic cultures, placing them in their proper cultural, historical and socio-economic contexts. This course will enable you to contextualise implicit value systems, challenging Western style models and aesthetics.

  • Anthropology

Short course - Anthropology of Spaces, Places and the Built Environment

In recent years the cultural study of space, the built environment and natural landscape has challenged western ethnocentric assumptions that everyone experiences space in the same way. This course continues this anthropological investigation, considering the differences and similarities in our spatial experiences, the way societies express themselves and how this varies cross culturally. We will question conventional ideas of space and place, drawing on a range of anthropological perspectives.

  • Anthropology

Short course - Art Psychotherapy - Reflective Practice

This series of Saturday seminars offer a continuing professional development opportunity for qualified Arts Psychotherapists to deepen theoretical understanding and approaches to practice through topic-led discussion and exploration.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Short course - Art Psychotherapy Foundation

This is a practical and theoretical introduction to Art Psychotherapy in the UK for those who have a general interest in the profession and those who are considering accredited training.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Short course - Art Psychotherapy - Taster Course

Interested in art psychotherapy and want to find out more? Goldsmiths is offering evening taster sessions where you can have a brief experience exploring art therapy and gaining awareness of the theories that underpin the practice. You will also have an opportunity to talk with Lecturers from the MA Art Psychotherapy about career development.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Short course - Asian Contemporary Dance

This course is for those with previous dance experience who wish to gain a knowledge of and experience in Asian Contemporary Dance. This course will look at the styling and movement performed by current dancers from Asia today.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Short course - Berlin Summer School - DIY Art Film and Performance

This intensive programme will provide you with an opportunity to engage with both the theoretical and practical aspects of DIY filmmaking and performance encompassed within the expanded field of visual arts; of investigating, copying, re-enacting, borrowing, practicing, reflecting and testing materials, ideas and methods; working individually and collectively; and obtaining immediate feedback and input on your experiments from course leaders and guest lecturers.

  • Art

Short course - Black Britain: A History of Struggle and Triumph

What is the origin of the London carnival? Why is Bob Marley and reggae music so popular in Britain? Why is Brixton, Peckham and Hackney and other boroughs in London so vibrant with Caribbean music, food, styles, ways of speaking and culture?

  • History

Short course - Chinese Classical Dance

Chinese classical dance has a unique identity and style, with refined and sophisticated characteristics.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Short course - Chinese Folk Dance

This course is ideal for both dancers who are interested in expanding their repertoire of styles and also beginners/enthusiasts who are interested in learning traditional Chinese dance or knowing more about Chinese arts and culture.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Short course - Comedy Improvisation: Commanding Your Audience

Uncover your funny side while becoming more confident, creative and collaborative. Comedy improvisation is about being present in the moment, listening carefully and contributing freely. Above all, it is about being open to and accepting of new situations and possibilities. Such core comedic skills are directly transferrable to personal, social and workplace contexts. This six-week course introduces you to the key principles underpinning comedy improvisation while creating a more confident you.

  • Theatre and Performance

Short course - Community Arts Projects: Planning, Fundraising and Delivering

This exciting short course explores the core components of developing and delivering community arts projects. As opportunities are now limited with cuts to the majority of funding sources, projects must be innovate and timely. Our experienced team have designed this course to ensure you are well placed to overcome funding obstacles, and deliver successful community arts projects.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Short course - Community Music Practice: Working with Hard to Reach Young People

Community Music is a term that describes an approach to music that is both inclusive and participatory. This can operate therapeutically and educationally, but as a field has its own rich history and culture. This workshop focuses on working with so-called “hard to reach” young people, in overcoming the challenges they face through music. As well as introducing you to this growing field, we’ll explore the contextual background and practical tools you’ll need to take into your own practice.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Short course - Community Music Practice: Working with Disabled People and Young People with Special Educational Needs

Community Music is a term used to describe an approach to music that is inclusive and participatory. This can operate both therapeutically and educationally, but as a field has its own rich history and culture. This course focuses on working with Disabled People and young people with Special Educational needs. We’ll explore some of the disabling barriers these groups face, as well as physical, cognitive and learning challenges, and how creative and participatory music sessions can benefit them.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Short course - Couples Therapy

Couple and Relationship issues are the most prevalent presenting problems in therapy. If you’re working or studying in the counselling field then this short course will harness your interest in this specialist area. Couple therapists are highly sought after, and developing your skills and knowledge in this area has real potential to increase your understanding and shape your career trajectory.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Short course - Culture, Society and the Making of Humanity: Introducing Anthropology

Why do we identify with some social groups more than others? How do every day activities such as shopping inform our sense of group belonging? Human behaviour, culture and society pose many questions for all of us and through the discipline of anthropology - the study of humans - we can reveal important insights into language, race, marriage, religion, sex and other defining features of our humanity.

  • Anthropology

Short course - Digital UX: evaluate and optimise

Product Manager? UX Lead? Customer experience lead? Market Researcher? In today’s competitive digital environment, your company’s success depends more than ever on an in depth understanding of your customers and knowing how to respond appropriately.

  • Psychology

Short course - Electric Guitar Masterclass: Designing and Building Great Electric Guitars with Trevor Wilkinson

The Electric Guitar has been a symbol of rebellion since it first appeared in 1931, from Dylan "going electric" at the New Port Folk Festival, to Hendrix soloing with his teeth. This instrument has experienced fluctuating waves of popularity, yet remains of perpetual interest, reappearing in different generations, across genres. This unique masterclass explores the technology behind the evolution of the electric guitar, as well as a chance for you to sample vintage and contemporary equipment.

  • Music

Short course - English for Specific Purposes: Art-related Intensive Course

This 3-week short course has been specifically designed for undergraduates from overseas who wish to further their knowledge of English related to the field of Art and Design and, at the same time, to familiarise themselves with ways of working in British academic culture.

  • English Language Centre

Short course - Field Recording and the Soundscape

This course is suitable for those new to phonography and for those who want to improve the quality of their recordings.  Beneficial for artists working with sound and those who are ready to invest in more professional equipment.

  • Music

Short course - From Music to Industry: how to get your music heard in the digital age

From Music to Industry: how to get your music heard in the digital age. This three-day course is designed for emerging artists, bands and managers who want to succeed in the digital music age. Learn how to develop a strategy for launching your or your band's career through a series of workshops delivered by music industry professionals.

  • Music

Short course - Getting to Grips with Max 7: Exploring Music, Sonic and Audiovisual Art

Learn how to use Cycling 74's Max 7 software to compose and perform original musical compositions, and create sonic, audiovisual and interactive sound art. You will gain the skills to create and customise Max “patches”, understand the basics of digital audio signal processing, and develop the skills to modify and customise existing patches and Max for Live devices.

  • Music

Short course - HSK Training Course

We offer bespoke HSK training course for those who wish to get specialised learning and support to provide you with a systematic preparation for the tests based upon the features and curriculum of HSK.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Short course - Introduction to Art Psychotherapy

Goldsmiths is offering a 2-day workshop where you can experience and learn about the theories that underpin art psychotherapy practice, discover how art psychotherapy can help, and have an opportunity to talk with tutors from the MA Art Psychotherapy about career development.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Short course - Introduction to Composing for Film

For composers interested in writing music for film and TV, this course offers a thorough introduction to the technology and specific challenges involved in composing and producing music for film.

  • Music

Short course - Introduction to Counselling: Core Skills and Theories

If you have an interest in counselling and would like to find out more about the principles and practice of the 3 major approaches – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Person Centred Therapy – then this two weekend workshop is an ideal starting point.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Short course - Introduction to Creative Writing

Graham Greene said: ‘I have no talent. It’s just a question of working, of being willing to put in the time.’ Through supportive workshops we will develop your fiction writing skills, create plot arcs and characters that come alive on the page. We’ll also explore how to structure a poem and craft fresh, vivid imagery. Finding your writing voice is like finding your own voice in life, and this course enables you to let go of writing inhibitions, developing your own distinctive form of expression.

  • English and Comparative Literature

Short course - Introduction to Visual Anthropology: Documentaries and Ethnographic Films

In this course we will identify what makes an ethnographic film work. We will ask: how can we portray other people’s way of life on film truthfully? What is the appropriate way to represent them? Is it possible to translate their experience objectively? What does the ethnographic method bring to filmmaking? We will consider how anthropology has used filmmaking since the birth of cinema and how filmmaking practices in anthropology have evolved with advances in technology.

  • Anthropology

Short course - Introduction to Web Design: Learning to Code

Tim Berners Lee said ‘the original idea of the web was that it should be a collaborative space where you can communicate through sharing information.’ To communicate and collaborate you must first speak this universal language. Join us on this introductory course to learn how to build websites from the ground up using HTML, CSS and Javascript. We’ll teach you how to make these compatible with all devices, from smartphone to desktop, through a focused programme combining lab and online work.

  • Computing

Short course - Kungfu

This course in Kungfu teaches you the ancient martial arts of China.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Short course - Learn Chinese Music: Chinese Cucurbit Flute (Hulusi)

This is a 5-week course is for anyone who has an interest in music or Chinese culture. Whether you have learnt to play a wind instrument before or are a total beginner, our professional music instructor, Associate Professor Guo, will guide you through the basics.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Short course - Learn Chinese Music: Erhu (Chinese Fiddle)

This course is for anyone who has an interest in music or Chinese culture. If you are a beginner in studying music, our professional music instructor Associate Professor Guo will guide you through the basics.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Short course - Learn Chinese Music: Chinese Vessel Flute (Xun)

This is a 5-week course suitable for anyone who has an interest in music or Chinese culture. Whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience of playing a wind instrument, our professional music instructor, Associate Professor Guo, will guide you through the basics.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Short course - Learn Chinese Music: Zhongruan

Please be advised that we are currently not running this course. Please see the link below for the Music courses we currently offer:

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Short course - Masters of Sex: Feminisms, Sexuality and the Media

This course is a perfect introduction into feminist studies and queer studies in relationship to media and the archive. The archive holds an increasingly important place within feminist and queer scholarship. We will question how LGBTQ artists, activists and community organisations use the archive in their cultural interventions.  

  • Media and Communications

Short course - Memoir & Life-Writing

Another year gone and you've yet to start that memoir! We all have a tale to tell - but where to start and how to get your stories out of your head and into the world? What to include and what to leave out? Then there's the structure, and what about the truth? Relax - join this inspiring class and begin sorting it out

  • English and Comparative Literature

Short course - Multimedia Approaches in Art Psychotherapy

This 3 day intensive course is for qualified arts psychotherapists/psychotherapists who wish to develop their knowledge and skills across a range of multimedia tools and technologies in their therapeutic work. It will introduce a range of starting points and clear pathways for using multimedia approaches in progressing therapy interventions, enabling clients to engage in expressive, exploratory and reflective processes to share thoughts, feelings and review life experience

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Short course - Museums and Galleries as Creative Entrepreneurs

Museums and galleries have enthusiastically embraced the challenges before them to increase audiences, to embrace issues around diversity and offer a visitor experience that is both educational and enjoyable. They have had to develop entrepreneurial strategies in order to remain free, look after their buildings, realise ambitious new projects and compete with other forms of entertainment.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

Short course - Museums and Galleries as Cultural Entrepreneurs

Museums and galleries of art make an important contribution to income generation in the UK. To achieve this successful outcome it is necessary for them to understand the role that culture plays in our society.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

Short course - Music Production: Mixing and Mastering

This course teaches you how to mix audio and master from start to finish. A good mix is an essential ingredient of the recording process and our experienced tutors can give you the insight and skills to make your mix sound professional.

  • Music

Short course - Music Production: Studio Recording

This course is designed for musicians, sound artists and prospective sound engineers. Based on advanced studio recording techniques, the course addresses the optimal approach to high quality home and on-location recording techniques.

  • Music

Short course - Musical Theatre

This NEW 10 week practical Short Course in Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Theatre and Performance

Short course - Myth, Ritual and Magic: Introducing the Anthropology of Religion

This course introduces an anthropological perspective on religion, examining its social role in diverse cross-cultural contexts as well as investigating the societal, evolutionary and psychological significance of religious behaviours with regard to understanding what, if anything, constitutes ‘human nature’.

  • Anthropology

Short course - Non-verbal Communication: The Art of Conversation through body language

This course is for practitioners in health, education, community and social care interested in developing ways of relating to clients who depend on non-verbal communication. This may include, for example, clients who are learning disabled, those with dementia or who have lost the capacity to speak.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Short course - Psychology in One Day

Take an exciting journey through the most diverse of sciences. Discover Psychology not as a motley collection of theories, but as a powerful science that aims to improve people's lives

  • Psychology

Short course - Public Speaking and Presenting

A one-week course in public speaking. Number of students is limited to 10 per class with ample opportunity for individualised training and feedback on practical exercises.

  • Psychology

Short course - Qigong

Chinese Yoga, known as Qigong, is a form of exercise which has roots going back for thousands of years.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Short course - Screenwriter: Creating and Crafting the Idea

Human beings are hardwired for story, yet the art of telling a good story is remarkably elusive. This exciting short course is a chance to demystify the story writing process, through a series of imaginative and engaging creative exercises.

  • Media and Communications

Short course - Sociology of Religion: Private Beliefs in Public Life

Despite living in what appears to be an increasingly secular world, Religion remains one of the most important social forces today. This interdisciplinary short course investigates how religious belief affects politics, culture, education and media, as well as other areas of public life and discourse.

  • Sociology

Short course - Soul/Jazz/Gospel Vocals

Come and explore soul, jazz and gospel music, build your confidence and develop your singing skills in a safe, enjoyable and creative atmosphere with others.

  • Music

Short course - Taichi

The Taichi course introduces this traditional martial arts form.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Short course - Web Design and Development: Advanced Coding

Coding in various programming languages requires real skill and diligence. This requires an intimate connection between coder and machine, which this advanced coding course is designed to help you attain. This course will enable you to work comfortably on both the front and back end of websites, teaching you how to operate using systems such as Meteor and MongoDB, to supplement your existing knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

  • Computing

Short course - How to Run Social Media and Digital Marketing Campaigns

Social Media poses a challenge across cultural and artistic institutions and charities. Keeping the world informed about our activities, across multiple digital platforms, can be difficult with limited resources. This workshop teaches you how to take control of those timelines, tweets, likes and shares through a renewed focus and concentration of finding the ‘human’ in technology.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

Study Abroad - Anthropology

We have been instrumental in developing new fields and directions in the discipline, including visual anthropology and the anthropology of media.

Study Abroad - Art

Our Department of Art has an international reputation for creativity and innovation that attracts students from a diversity of nationalities and backgrounds.

Study Abroad - Chinese Studies

These modules are offered by our Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance, the only one in the world to specialise in professional arts platforms to promote Chinese language, dance arts and culture.

Study Abroad - Computing

We are one of the leading departments in Europe for the combination of mainstream computing research, and its creative and innovative application in key interdisciplinary areas.

Study Abroad - Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship

Our Institute for Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) provides enterprise education to the creative and cultural sectors, and supports research into new approaches to business and financial models in the creative economy.

Study Abroad - Design

Our Department of Design offers a unique combination of knowledge and skills including interdisciplinary design, design futures, eco-design and design education in schools. Our programmes address both the understanding and the practice of design in the educational, social, technological, and economic development of people, environments and communities.

Study Abroad - Economics

Economics at Goldsmiths is taught in a progressive, interdisciplinary manner. While you can choose modules in micro- and macro-economics, you can also explore the links between political, economic and social processes.

Study Abroad - Educational Studies

The Department of Educational Studies is one of the largest in the College and plays a major part in life at Goldsmiths. The preparation of teachers is central to the origins and early history of Goldsmiths and the Department proudly continues this tradition.

Study Abroad - English and Comparative Literature

Our Department of English and Comparative Literature combines research strengths so the staff in the Department are able to share their research interests in programmes spanning English, European and American literatures.

Study Abroad - History

Our Department of History promotes intellectual curiosity and independent critical thinking. We offer flexible and challenging programmes of study at undergraduate level featuring carefully developed teaching invigorated by current research.

Study Abroad - Management Studies

How do you measure sentiment on social media? How does colour affect what we buy? What does effective leadership look like? These are the kinds of questions we’re exploring at the Institute of Management Studies.

Study Abroad - Music

Our Department of Music, with its varied academic interests, active performing tradition, and proximity to London’s resources, offers a stimulating environment for students.

Study Abroad - Politics and International Relations

Our Department of Politics and International Relations looks at the areas of government, political theory and the cultures and conflicts of politics, from a perspective that encourages crossing boundaries within the field of politics and between politics and other disciplines.

Study Abroad - Psychology

Our Psychology modules develop your understanding of the processes influencing how people think, feel, behave, and interact, addressing a wide range of conceptual and research issues in contemporary psychology.

Study Abroad - Sociology

Our Department of Sociology is one of the largest in the UK. We have an established reputation for our contribution to contemporary sociological thought, and offer a vibrant and expanding research culture.We have a wide range of staff who lead research in their specialist fields, a lively mixture of students, and excellent facilities.

Study Abroad - Theatre and Performance

In the Department of Theatre and Performance we approach ideas in exciting and challenging ways and as a student you’ll have the freedom to cultivate your own intellectual and creative interests.

Study Abroad - Therapeutic Studies

The Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies (STaCS) has a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and learning, community engagement and applied research.

Study Abroad - Visual Cultures

Our Department of Visual Cultures specialises in the histories and theories of modern and contemporary visual practices from around the world.