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Goldsmiths, University of London

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Goldsmiths is internationally known for creativity and innovation - a reputation backed up by the highest academic standards, and over a century's membership of the University of London. Located in New Cross, South East London, the College has nearly 8,000 students taking part in undergraduate, postgraduate and adult education study opportunities in the arts, social sciences and humanities.

With alumni including Antony Gormley, Julian Clary, Damien Hirst, Mary Quant, Bridget Riley, Graham Coxon and Malcolm McLaren, Goldsmiths brings creative and unconventional approaches to the subjects offered. The College is friendly and vibrant, and proud of the diverse student population which adds to this welcoming atmosphere - nearly 20% of students come from countries outside the European Union, and 45% of all undergraduates are mature students (aged 21 or over at the start of their studies).

Members of the 1994 Group of smaller, research oriented universities, Goldsmiths is a serious academic force, and achieved outstanding successes in the 2001 independent Research Assessment Exercise - Anthropology, Art, Sociology, Design, English, and Media and Communications were all awarded either the 5 or prized 5* classifications.

Faculty

Number of Faculty Staff Headcount: 0 FTE: 448

Total number of academic faculty staff who are responsible for planning, directing and undertaking teaching only, research only or both teaching and research. Please include: vice-chancellors, deputy vice-chancellors, principals, professors, heads of school, associate professors, principal lecturers, tutors or postdoctoral researchers. Please exclude research assistants*, PhD students who contribute to teaching, hospital residents and exchange scholars or visiting faculty staff who are members of another university. * The important distinction for us is that staff counted as 'research only' should be academically involved in that research and should be likely to publish research outputs. A research assistant, in our understanding, is any individual who is not doing own research and is therefore not likely to publish own research outputs. Said individual is (only) involved in research in terms of operation execution , such as lab technician or equipment operator.

Number of International Faculty Staff Headcount: 0 FTE: 118

Number of academic faculty staff who are of foreign nationality. The term 'international' is hereby determined by citizenship. For EU countries, this includes all foreign nationals, even if from another EU state. In Hong Kong, this includes professors from Mainland China. Inclusion and exclusion mirrors those for academic faculty staff. In case of dual citizenship, the 'deciding' criteria should be 'citizenship obtained through birth', basically first passport obtained.

Undergraduate Information

Number of Undergraduate Students Headcount: 0 FTE: 4,650

Number of students pursuing a Bachelor’s level or equivalent degree. This excludes certificates/diplomas and associate’s degrees.

Number of International Undergraduate Students Headcount: 0 FTE: 627

Number of undergraduate students who are foreign nationals. The term 'international' is hereby determined by citizenship. For EU countries, this includes all foreign nationals, even nationals of other EU states. In Hong Kong, this includes students from Mainland China. In case of dual citizenship, the 'deciding' criteria should be 'citizenship obtained through birth', basically first passport obtained. Please exclude all exchange students. As for language students, if the language students take up a particular language course that is outlined as 'undergraduate degree program' they should be included under 'international undergraduate students' . Language students who take part in a course not contributing to a degree qualification should be counted under 'Total International Students'.

Average International Undergraduate Fees $ GBP 9,870

Average tuition fees per academic year (two semesters) that an international student would be expected to pay for an undergraduate program, with ‘program’ referring to the complete range of courses contributing to a degree. FAQ: How do I calculate average fees?

Average Domestic Undergraduate Fees $ GBP 3,225

Average tuition fees per academic year (two semesters) that a domestic student would be expected to pay for an undergraduate program, with ‘program’ referring to the complete range of courses contributing to a degree. FAQ: How do I calculate average fees?

Graduate / Postgraduate Information

Number of Graduate / Postgraduate Students Headcount: 0 FTE: 1,728

Students pursuing a higher-level degree (Master and Doctorate), including both taught and research postgraduates (e.g. PhD students)

Number of International Graduate/Postgraduate Students Headcount: 0 FTE: 686

Number of graduate / postgraduate students who are foreign nationals. The term 'international' is hereby determined by citizenship. For EU countries, this includes all foreign nationals, even nationals of other EU states. In Hong Kong, this includes students from Mainland China. In case of dual citizenship, the 'deciding' criteria should be 'citizenship obtained through birth', basically first passport obtained. Please exclude all exchange students. As for language students, if they take up a particular language course that is outlined as 'postgraduate degree program', they should be included under 'international postgraduate students'. Language students who take part in a course not contributing to a degree qualification should be counted under 'Total International Students'.

Average International Graduate / Postgraduate Fees $ GBP 9,870

Average tuition fees per academic year (two semesters) that an international student would be expected to pay for a graduate / postgraduate program, with ‘program’ referring to the complete range of courses contributing to a degree. FAQ: How do I calculate average fees?

Average Domestic Graduate / Postgraduate Fees $ GBP 3,840

Average tuition fees per academic year (two semesters) that a domestic student would be expected to pay for a graduate / postgraduate program, with ‘program’ referring to the complete range of courses contributing to a degree. FAQ: How do I calculate average fees?

Students

Total Students Headcount: 7,979

Total number of students.

Total International Students Headcount: 1,569

Number of students who are foreign nationals. The term 'international' is hereby determined by citizenship. For EU countries, this includes all foreign nationals, even nationals of other EU states. In Hong Kong, this includes students from Mainland China. In case of dual citizenship, the 'deciding' criteria should be 'citizenship obtained through birth', basically first passport obtained.

Average International Student Fees $ GBP 9,870

Average tuition fees per year that an international student would be expected to pay for any course

Average Domestic Student Fees $ GBP 10,600

Average tuition fees per academic year (two semesters) that a domestic student would be expected to pay for any program, with ‘program’ referring to the complete range of courses contributing to a degree. FAQ: How do I calculate average fees?

Graduate Output

Proportion of Graduates Employed Headcount: 91 %

Proportion of graduates (excluding those opting to pursue further study) in permanent employment within 6 months of graduation

Number of PhDs Awarded Headcount: 61

Total number of PhDs awarded in the last 12 months

Main claims to international academic or non-academic excellence

Outlook
Our distinctive approach to teaching and research encourages you to explore ideas that challenge and push preconceived boundaries, meaning that you’ll be stretched intellectually and creatively to investigate fresh new ways of thinking.

Location
Our South East London location will give you a unique perspective on the capital. It’s close to the centre of things, but offers lots of local hidden gems.

Diversity
Our students come from over 120 different countries, with over 20% of the student population coming from outside of the UK, helping to create the diverse student population that we are so proud of.

Community
At Goldsmiths you’ll find almost everything together on one site, so there’s a strong campus feel to life here: we’re big enough to offer some fantastic facilities, but not so big that things seem impersonal and unfriendly. We’ve been voted London’s friendliest university by Friends Reunited for the past two years.

Quality
We are committed to making sure that you are offered high quality teaching and learning opportunities during your time here. Students can take an active part in monitoring quality and standards in their departments as part of our quality assurance mechanisms. In 2005 the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education gave us a rating of ‘broad confidence’ in our academic standards in the quality of our programmes and awards, the top grade that can be awarded.

Excellence
We have a reputation for excellence in the subjects that we offer. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2001), our Departments of Media and Communications, and Sociology achieved the prized 5* rating, for international excellence in the majority of their research areas; Anthropology, Art, Design, English and Music all received a rating of 5 (international excellence in some areas of activity, national excellence in virtually all others).

Experience
The active social scene at Goldsmiths means that there are lively events to cater to everyone’s tastes – from performances and concerts to exhibitions and shows. And our fantastic Students’ Union offers you the opportunity to get even more involved, through award-winning volunteering placements or working on the student magazine or radio station, for example.

Range of Fees

Fees per year (2009-10):

£3,225 (home/EU students)
£9,870-£13,690 (international students)

Basic TOEFL/IELTS requirements

IELTS - 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in the written element)

TOEFL - 580 (including 4.5 in the Test of Written English [TWE]) OR 237 in the computerised test (including 4.5 in the written component) OR 92 in the internet-based test

Accommodation

Goldsmiths offers a choice of good quality, reasonably priced accommodation, with rents comparable to similar universities in London. There are almost 1,000 places in the Goldsmiths halls of residence, most of which are just a 5 minute walk from the campus.

Accommodation Range

Cost (per person, per week)*:
£85 to £109, depending on facilities

[NB for single room, self-catering]

* The fees for 2009-10 are not currently available, so the fees for 2007-08 have been given to give an idea of costs

Finance and Scholarships

* A Goldsmiths Bursary worth up to £1,000 each year is available to all home/EU students who are starting their studies in September 2009 and receiving the full £2,835 grant from their Local Authority and have a household income of up to £19,000. If you are not receiving the full £2,835 grant, but have a household income of below around £40,000, you may be eligible for a bursary of £310 to help with programme-related costs.

A Student Residential Hardship Bursary is also available, offering students from low income families help with accommodation fees.

* Goldsmiths has a series of scholarships for students with excellent academic potential who are starting their studies in September 2009. These consist of The Mayor's New Cross Award (an annual award of £20,000, divided equally between one male and one female student), The Warden's Scholarships (two scholarships of £5,000 each), The Excellence Scholarships (an annual award of £500 for each year of undergraduate degree, with one scholarship per department offered), and the London Student Access to Goldsmiths Scholarship Scheme (32 scholarships consisting of an annual award worth £500 each year of an undergraduate degree). Please see the Goldsmiths website for eligibility criteria for all scholarships.

String players on the BMus in Music are eligible for the Rostropovich Scholarships. Five students are chosen to receive £500 each for each of the three years of their programme.

Entry Requirements

General and specific entrance requirements – please see the Goldsmiths website for further details.

Language Support

Our Language Studies Centre offers a range of high quality courses for students whose first language is not English. A special feature of these courses is that they are tailored to the arts and social sciences, preparing you well for the subjects taught at Goldsmiths.

Non-English Language Requirements

General and specific entrance requirements – please see the Goldsmiths website for further details.

Goldsmiths International Postgraduate Student Scholarship Scheme . 16 available @ GBP 1,500
There are up to 16 competitive awards which act as a partial fee waiver of £1,500 to an international student applying for a full-time taught postgraduate programme.To be eligible to apply you must have an offer of a place on a full-time postgraduate taught degree, be liable to pay international fees, and be self-financing to some extent. You will also need to demonstrate academic excellence and/or significant achievement in your chosen field of study.
Goldsmiths Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for Home/EU Students . 30 available @ GBP 1,000
The Goldsmiths Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme is open on a competitive basis to students undertaking a taught or research-led postgraduate programme in 2008. There are 30 scholarships of up to £1,000 which will act as a partial fee waiver for the first year of study for students with a home/EU fee liability. Each academic department can award one scholarship of £1,000 to a full-time student or two scholarships of £500 for part-time students. The remaining scholarships of £1,000 will be open on a competitive basis across the whole College. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence only. Please note that at the time of going to press, up-to-date information for 2008-09 was not available so we have given information for 2007 entry for guidance; this may be subject to change.
International Country-specific Postgraduate Scholarships . 5 available @ GBP 1,000
There are up to five awards that act as a partial fee waiver of £1,000 to a student studying a full-time taught postgraduate programme. You must be domiciled in Chile, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan or Russia. Countries may change each year; please visit www.goldsmiths.ac.uk for updated information.

To be eligible to apply you must have an offer of a place on a full-time postgraduate degree, be liable to pay international fees and be self-financing to some extent, and be domiciled in one of the countries listed above. You will also need to demonstrate academic excellence and/or significant achievement in your chosen field of study.
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships . 2 available @ GBP 2,000
There are up to two awards of £2,000 which will act as a partial fee waiver for students applying for a research-led postgraduate programme. To be eligible to apply you must have an offer of a place on a full-time postgraduate research degree, be liable to pay international fees, and be self-financing to some extent. You will also need to demonstrate academic excellence and/or significant achievement in your chosen field of study.
London Student Access to Goldsmiths Scholarship Scheme . 32 available @ GBP 500
The London Student Access to Goldsmiths Scholarship Scheme is open to applicants who have attended a school or college in a London borough. There are up to 32 scholarships, each worth £500 per year over the duration of a degree. Applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of high achievement or potential despite difficult personal circumstances, a household income of less than £60,005, limited family experience of higher education, or lack of support from parents or family. Previous participation in aspiration-raising activities (such as Aimhigher, or a mentoring programme) will also be considered.

The scholarships are available to home/EU students only.
Rostropovich Scholarships . 5 available @ GBP 500
The Rostropovich Scholarships are awarded to outstanding string players on the BMus Music course in the Department of Music. All successful applicants must participate regularly in the rehearsals and performances of the Goldsmiths Sinfonia. Scholarships may be awarded annually subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarships are available to home/EU students only.
The Excellence Scholarships . 15 available @ GBP 500
These are available for students with excellent A-level scores or equivalent entry qualifications. An Excellence Scholarship is an annual award of £500 paid over the duration of a degree. Each academic department makes an award on the basis of the highest A-level or equivalent score. The Department may also consider the likely academic contribution the student could make to the College.

The scholarships are available to home/EU students only.
The Mayor's New Cross Award . 2 available @ GBP 10,000
Awarded to eligible students who have strong academic ability and potential to study on an undergraduate degree at Goldsmiths. Only candidates from secondary schools and FE colleges in the Borough of Lewisham are eligible.

The scholarships are available to home/EU students only.
The awards are divided equally between one male and one female student.
The Warden's Scholarships . 2 available @ GBP 5,000
There are two Warden's Scholarships of £5,000 each, paid in instalments for the duration of your degree. The Warden’s scholarships will be awarded to the two highest qualified scholarship applicants. To be eligible you will need to have achieved a minimum of three grade As or equivalent at A-level. The final selection will be made on behalf of the Warden (the Head of Goldsmiths), on the basis of entry qualification and the potential to contribute to the academic life of the College.

The scholarships are available to home/EU students only.