Goldsmiths, University of London

Postgraduate Study

  • At Goldsmiths we aim to provide a creative, supportive and scholarly environment to study for a Masters or research degree.
  • We offer postgraduate programmes in subjects covering the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management, but you won't be confined by the boundaries of your discipline – the beauty of many of our degrees is that they work across various subject areas and themes.
  • You'll get to work closely with our pioneering academics – they're not locked away in isolation, they're actively shaping our degrees and they're keen to find out what you think and why.
  • You can make use of our extensive free talks and events programme – covering everything from writing in the age of digital publishing to questioning whether you ever really know how you feel, you'll never be far from stimulating subjects or eye-opening inspiration.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 2,930 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 66%
  • Part Time 34%


  • UK 62%
  • EU 14%
  • Other 24%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Creative arts & design 84 642 726
Social studies 117 521 638
Education 19 477 496
Mass communications & documentation 49 275 324
Biological sciences 46 199 245
Historical & philosophical studies 37 97 134
Subjects allied to medicine 2 115 117
Languages 34 52 86
Computer science 34 52 86
Architecture, building & planning 8 32 40
Business & administrative studies 1 37 38

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,380
Mixed £7,660
Laboratory £11,830
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Bursaries and Scholarships

For new postgraduates starting in 2016 we offer a range of funding opportunities, including:

  • Excellence fee waivers – up to 30% off your tuition fee if you've applied for a taught Masters and graduated with a first class honours degree from a British higher education institution.
  • Alumni fee waivers – up to 30% off your tuition fee if you've applied for a taught Masters and graduated from Goldsmiths.
  • PGCE bursaries and fee waivers – including fee waivers for students from our local boroughs, as well as bursaries for mature students, care leavers, disabled students, and male primary teachers.
  • PhD studentships and departmental awards – we also offer a range of PhD studentships, and many departments offer additional funding opportunities to applicants.
  • Find out more on our website.