Goldsmiths, University of London
- Goldsmiths, University of London, is a constituent college of the University of London. Based in New Cross, London, Goldsmiths specializes in the teaching and research of creative, cultural and cognitive disciplines.
- The institution was founded in 1891 as Goldsmiths’ Technical and Recreative Institute by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
- The College enjoys the reputation of being one of the most liberal institutions in the country. It is friendly and vibrant, and proud of its diverse student population which adds to this welcoming atmosphere.
- Nearly 20% of its students come from countries outside the UK, and 52% of all undergraduates are mature students.
- The Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths is one of the UK’s leaders in the field of media theory and media practice.
- The theoretical and empirical research of its staff is recognised as having been at the forefront of media and cultural studies for the past two decades, and is the focus of a thriving research and postgraduate community.
- The 2008 RAE exercise places Goldsmiths’ Media and Communications Department among the top four in the country for this subject area.
- Eighty percent of work submitted fell within the two highest bands in the new system – that is to say ‘World Leading’ and ‘Internationally Excellent’.
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