Goldsmiths, University of London: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships
Founded in 1891 as The Goldsmiths’ Company’s Technical and Recreative Institute, the Goldsmiths, University of London is a public research university known for creativity and innovation in the southeast part of London, England. Established with an initial goal of promoting knowledge, technical skills, and health of industrial workers and people of working and artisan classes, the University has grown to incorporate a close-knit community, a creative powerhouse, a rich academic heritage, and become a thought-provoking place, after the Institute was merged with the University of London in 1904. The University is recognized and accredited by the Privy Council in the United Kingdom.
Goldsmiths, University of London is ranked:
- 351–400th in the list of World University Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2020
- 417th in QS Global World Ranking in 2020
- 211st in U.S. News and World Report global rankings of Best Universities in Arts and Humanities in 2020
- 126-150th in the list European Teaching Rankings in 2019 by Times Higher Education
|University Type||Public University|
|Graduate Job Rate||90%|
|Major Investment||£2.9 million|
|Cost of Attendance||£42,336|
|Intake Type||Semester wise|
|Mode of Program||Classroom and Online|
|Intake Months||September and January|
- The school operates with one scenery single-site campus in New Cross, England, ten minutes away from the London Bridge.
- The Professor Stuart Hall Building in Goldsmiths’ campus includes a 250-seat lecture theatre and seminar and teaching rooms.
- Facilities in the bank include a bank (a branch of Santander), cinema, tennis and netball courts, large backfield for football, music facilities, arts, and design facilities, media facilities, theatre facilities, and IT services.
- Goldsmiths incorporates a modern, state of the art library that has options for online usage, borrowing and disability support
- Some of Goldsmiths’ Student Union sports teams compete in University of London Union or BUCS leagues and they are a total of 18 sports clubs
- The student union runs a total of 121 student groups or organizations and 35 societies.
- There are nine residence halls at Goldsmiths, the University of London open to undergraduate and graduate students.
- There a total of 1500 rooms in the residence halls located in residence halls sited close to the campus and across the city of London.
- Room features desk, table, drawer, bed, window blinds, wooden floor or tiled floor, and wardrobe.
- Amenities include electricity, gas, water, and on-site launderette. Other amenities are bike storage, lounge area, Wi-Fi, courtyard garden, 24-hour staff, communal social space and kitchen with a cooker, freezer, kettle, refrigerator, microwave oven, iron, and ironing board
- At Goldsmiths, University of London, there are a number of rooms and studios in various halls that are accessible to disabled students.
- The University also provides information on private and family accommodation as well for homestay accommodation for interested students.
- Social housing is provided for LGBTQ students at Goldsmiths, University of London.
- There are up to 183 graduate programs and 76 undergraduate programs at Goldsmiths, University of London.
- Popular programs include design, cultural studies, computing, management, business, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
- There is the undergraduate Foundation Year in Computing special program, which is an alternative entry path for undergraduate students without the formal academic profile to enter into a degree-level study.
- Integrated Degree in Media & Communications (including Foundation Year) program at Goldsmiths, University of London enables students to pursue a full-time three-year BA (Hons) Media & Communications degree if they fulfill the progression requirements of the foundation year.
- Offered at the university are Online courses as well as short courses in personal development, executive training, professional development (CPD), and summer schools.
- For international students, there are preparatory programs for those who require additional academic and English language support.
- Undergraduate: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
- Postgraduate: UCAS or Goldsmiths, University of London application webpage
- PGCE programs: UCAS Teacher Training
- MA in Social Work: UCAS
- Undergraduate: 20-25 GBP
- Graduate: 20-25 GBP or Free
Application deadlines for UG Courses:
- October 15 (Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine & Veterinary Science;
- March 24 (Art &Design);
- January 15, 2019 (remaining courses).
Application deadlines for PG Courses: There is no official deadline for PG courses, however, it is better to apply at least 1 month before the program start date. General requirements: Official academic transcripts, official degree completion certificate, mark sheets, and English language certificate.
Supporting document for undergraduates:
- Transcripts, personal statement, International Baccalaureate (IB)/ A levels or its equivalent, interview (if required), IELTS/ Secure English Language Tests (SELTs), portfolio, specific program requirements
Supporting document for graduates:
- Bachelor's degree, education history, transcripts, referee information, personal statement, essays or photography, portfolio, interview (if required), CV, project proposal, IELTS/ Secure English Language Tests (SELTs), specific program requirements.
Precisely for Indians applicants, they need a Higher Secondary School Certificate at Standard XII from CBSE, CISCE/ICSE, and Metro state boards or Diploma (2-4 years) from a Polytechnic/College of Technology/Professional Institute for undergraduate application.
Although most programs have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 for undergraduates and 7.0 for graduates, most programs have different IELTS requirements; therefore, applicants are advised to check on the program page for such requirements. Moreover, students who hold the following qualifications at the right level are not required to submit an IELTS test score.
|Qualification||IELTS 6.0 EQUIV||IELTS 6.5 EQUIV||IELTS 7.0 EQUIV||IELTS 7.5 EQUIV||Validity of Qualification|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic||54 overall with min 51 in each component||62 overall with min 59 in each component||69 overall with min 62 in each component||75 overall with min 62 in each component||Two years|
|TOEFL||80 overall with 21 in Writing and 20 in each other skill||92 overall with 23 in Writing and 21 in each other skill||100 overall with 25 in Writing and 23 in each other skill||109 overall with 27 in writing and 25 in each other skill||Two years|
|Indian Standard X/Indian Standard XII||75% in both exams||75% in both exams||80% in both exams||80% in both exams||Five years|
|Cambridge Advanced English (CAE C1) or Cambridge Proficiency English (CPE)||169 overall with 160 in all subtests||176 overall with 169 in all subtests||185 overall with 176 in all subtests||191 overall with 176 in all subtests||Two years|
|UK Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD||Successful completion||Unlimited|
Cost of Attendance
|Cost||Amount per annum (GBP)|
|Immigration Health Charge||300|
- It is recorded that Goldsmiths regularly offers over 200,000 GBP in awards to international students through a range of scholarships
- Scholarships available to international students include grants, scholarships, student jobs, and graduate fellowships.
- At Goldsmiths, there is the Goldsmiths' Student Funding Team, which coordinates and administers applications for Discretionary Funding.
- Some of the scholarships available to international students include
- Goldsmiths International Scholarships: With amount ranging from 2,000 GBP to 5,000 GBP, this scholarship is open to postgraduate taught and Graduate Diploma programs and undergraduate degree programs and International Foundation Certificate programs international students. The number of scholarships is 35 every year.
- International Response Scholarships: This scholarship benefits include 11,400 GBP allowance, full tuition fee waiver for each academic year, and accommodation fee waiver. It is open to two international undergraduate and graduate students each year. To be eligible, students must have refugee status in the UK or have an active application for asylum in the UK.
- Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) Shared Scholarship Scheme: Jointly funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) and Goldsmiths, this scholarship provides full tuition fees, living costs, airfares, and allowances to postgraduate Masters student from a developing commonwealth country. Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses at Goldsmiths Have applied to one of the following courses at Goldsmiths: MA Postcolonial Culture & Global Policy, MA Journalism, MA Tourism & Cultural Policy, MA Politics, Development, and the Global South, and MA Global Political Economy.
Goldsmiths, University of London alumni benefits include:
- Lifelong learning through library membership and discounts on study
- Networking and career support
- On-site cinema offers discounted tickets for alumni
- Through the University of London, alumni can have unique access to the Senate House Library
Notable alumni include:
- Princess Beatrice of York –Member of the British Royal Family
- Damien Hirst –British Artist
- Edward Enninful -Fashion designer
- Rauf Klasra –Pakistani Journalist
- National Student Survey showed that Goldsmiths, University of London undergraduate Design students are the most employable undergraduates in the country. They garner an exciting 98% employment rate in a design-related job in their first year after graduation.
- The school’s Careers service center provides jobs and internship advice while organizing career fairs where students meet employers and some keynote speakers.
- Recent and popular employers at the school include Oxfam, Studio Myerscough, Imagination, Alexander McQueen, and Selfridges
- The average salary of Goldsmiths’ graduates in the financial service sector is 83,205.32 GBP (101,000 USD), according to emolument.