- Founded :1891 year
- Type of University : Public
- StudyQA ranking: 1736 pts.
- Offered programms: 1 Bachelor 23 Master
- No. Students: 10000
- Frgn. Students: 2000
- Study mode: 24 On campus
- Languages of instruction: English
Creativity has always been the hallmark of Goldsmiths. Academic excellence and imaginative course content combine to make a place where creative minds can thrive and ideas are allowed to grow. We’re located in New Cross, just 10 minutes from the centre of London with some of the cheapest university accommodation on offer.
Our courses and research activities span the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, business and management across 20 academic departments.
The QS World Rankings place us in the top five UK Universities for Art & Design and Communication & Media Studies. In 2014 the Research Excellence Framework rated us in the UK’s top 25 Universities for the quality of our research.
For more than 200 years, generations of students have received an education here on the site of Goldsmiths. The site used to be owned by the Royal Naval School until 1891 when it was acquired by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. In 1904, the Company gifted the Institute to the University of London on the condition that the buildings should always be used for educational purposes. On 29 September 1905, the new Goldsmiths’ College formally opened. In 1988 Goldsmiths became a full School of the University of London and in 2004 we celebrated 100 years as part of the University.
New Cross is a vibrant area in South East London that's situated just 10 minutes by train from the centre of the city.
Described by The New York Times as a hub of creative talent, the area has a thriving music and arts scene, fantastic restaurants, buzzing cafes, and a genuinely diverse and eclectic population.
Goldsmiths offer some of the cheapest accommodation in London, with fees starting from £110- £180 per week. Our halls are self catering and you'll have your own room with or without an ensuite bathroom depending on how much you pay.
Just some of the buildings and facilities you'll find include: