Goldsmiths is a private higher education institution at the University of London. Goldsmith is renowned for its arts and social sciences programmes. Goldsmith provides a variety of Undergraduate and Graduate programmes in a number of fields and disciplines such as arts, social sciences, humanities, cultural studies, entrepreneurial business and management. It is well acclaimed for its research programmes and opportunities. Applicants can apply for admission at Goldsmiths via the UCAS application system which allows them to select 5 institutions in the UK. There are countryspecific requirements for admission at Goldsmiths so prospective students must make sure to fulfill all requirements. There are also some additional programs specificrequirements depending upon the course undertaken by applicants.
|Institution type||Public, Research|
|Application||Online Portal ( UCAS )|
|Standardized exam||Not required|
|Affiliation||University of London , Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK|
|Intake session||Autumn term|
|Work Experience||Required by some programs|
|Percent of International students||20.1%|
|Student faculty ratio||15:1|
|Financial aid||Scholarships and funds available|
The students are required to submit all their documents and apply for their courses well before the deadline. Given below is the general application deadlines.
|September 2020||30th July 2020|
|January 2021||15th November 2021|
Due to the current global outbreak of coronavirus Goldsmith, University of London is working in adherence to the guidelines provided by World Health Organization and Public Health England. They are expecting to resume classes from the upcoming Autumn session and are currently open for applications. The institution is working on ensuring that there is no disadvantage faced by the applicants. It is planned to begin the autumn term on 5th October 2020 which will be executed in combination of in person and online learning. Enrollment for non standard study programmes may take place a little earlier. Goldsmith will be posting regular updates on their webpages.
Application- Online application system through the UCAS ( University and Colleges Admission Service)
Requirements for admission
Goldsmith accepts the following IELTS scores
|Course level||Minimum overall score||Minimum writing score|
Application: Online Application Portal
There is no option to save progress in the application, therefore, students must keep the supporting documents handy to complete the application:-
|Program||M.A in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship||MSc Management of Innovation||MA Global Media and Transnational communications||MSc Social Research||MA Social Entrepreneurship|
|Academic requirement||Bachelor’s degree||Bachelor’s degree||UG degree of minimum upper second class standard||Bachelor’s degree||At least second class standard in relevant UG degree|
|IELTS score||6.5 in writing; not less than 6.0 in any element||6.5||6.5 in writing; not less than 6.0 in any element||6.5||6.5|
|Statement of purpose||Required||Required||Required||Required||Required|
|References||Email id of referee required||Copy of academic reference or email address of referee||Email ids of 2 references||Email address of 1 referee||Referee email address required|
|Resume/CV||Not required||Not required||Required for students with working experience||Not required||Not required|
|Additional requirements||A brief paragraph with an elevator pitch for an entrepreneurial business idea of the applicant wants to develop highlighting their core entrepreneurial idea||None||None||An informal advisory meeting with the Program Convenor can be conducted as part of selection process||Interview|
Goldsmiths is a very famous educational institution and portrays quality education and research. They even have a career centre to guide students in their ambitions. Admissions take place for autumn and winter terms. Goldsmiths has a diverse international student population from around 100 countries all over the world. Applicants must take note of the program specific requirements in addition to the general requirements before proceeding with the application. Whilst filling the application form, students must be ready with their supporting documents as the saving and progression option isn’t available. Visa processing can take quite a long time and the University advises applying 3 months prior to enable a smooth application process. Applicants wanting to apply for funds and scholarships also need to follow an early deadline.