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    Study Abroad Prospectus 2016 entry

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    Where London living meets campus life At Goldsmiths, you get to cross paths with renowned academics and pioneering students from more than 110 countries. All on one central campus. Our highly regarded courses in the arts, humanities, social sciences and computing are taught by top lecturers in outstanding facilities. And while you study you can explore and enjoy one of the most culturally diverse and exciting cities in the world.

    To find out more about the programme for Study Abroad and Exchange students, please get in touch: Goldsmiths, University of London New Cross, London SE14 6NW United Kingdom

    +44 (0)20 7078 5300 course-info@gold.ac.uk www.gold.ac.uk

  • Edited and produced by: Goldsmiths Student Marketing, student- marketing@gold.ac.uk

    Photographs: Ben Queenborough, Geoff Wilson, Bill Robinson and others.

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    Printed by: Europa (GOC)

    Thank you to the students, artists and designers whose work is shown.

    Big thanks also to the wonderful Joe Lewis in recognition of his hard work and his cheerful nature while supporting Study Abroad students for over 15 years at Goldsmiths.

    Did you find this prospectus helpful? We would welcome any comments you have about the content or design of this prospectus. Please email studentmarketing @gold.ac.uk, or write to: Student Marketing, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW, UK, stating ‘Study Abroad’.

    All information is treated in the strictest confidence and will in no way affect any application you make to Goldsmiths; no personal data is kept on file.

    Terms and conditions All students are subject to Goldsmiths’ Regulations (published at www.gold. ac.uk/regulations).

    When you accept an offer to study at Goldsmiths you undertake to comply with these Regulations, with Goldsmiths’ Charter, Statutes and Ordinances (www.gold.ac.uk/ governance), with the Statutes and Regulations of the University of London (available from the University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU), and with relevant legislation in force at the time. Please note that a student who has not received the official written offer of a place from the Goldsmiths Admissions Office (or UCAS, GTTR or SWAS as appropriate) may not be admitted to, or enrolled on, a programme of study.

    Equality & Diversity Goldsmiths is committed to equality and diversity. You can find out more at www.gold.ac.uk/equality- diversity

    Obligations of Goldsmiths Goldsmiths undertakes all reasonable steps to provide educational services including teaching, examination, assessment and other related services, set out in its prospectuses and programme literature (‘Educational Services’).

    However, except where otherwise expressly stated, Goldsmiths regrets that it cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of its obligations to provide Educational Services is prevented or affected by ‘force majeure’. ‘Force majeure’ means any event which Goldsmiths could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include (but are not limited to) war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, pandemic flu, interruption in power supplies or other services for any reason, fire and all similar events outside our control.

    Disclaimer The information in this Prospectus was correct in May 2015. Prospectuses are as far as possible accurate as at the date of publication, but the College does not intend by the publication of a prospectus, or any other advance degree programme information, to create any contractual or other legal relation with applicants, accepted students, their advisers or any other person. Nor is it responsible or liable for the accuracy or reliability

    of any of the information in third party publications or websites referred to in a prospectus. The College is unable to accept liability for the cancellation of proposed programmes of study prior to their scheduled start, although it will take reasonable steps to transfer students affected by the cancellation to similar or related programmes of study. Please visit www. gold.ac.uk/disclaimer for our most up-to-date disclaimer.

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  • Why Goldsmiths? Our highly regarded courses in the arts, humanities, social sciences and computing are taught by top lecturers in outstanding facilities. We will encourage you to engage with your subjects creatively and develop your global outlook. Studying at Goldsmiths will be an unforgettable experience, mixing with pioneering students and renowned academics on one central campus.

    02 Study Abroad with us 04 Study options

    06 Where knowledge meets creativity 08 A distinct kind of energy 12 Goldsmiths people

    16 Where London meets the world 18 London life 20 All you need in one place

    26 Life at Goldsmiths 28 Teaching and learning 30 Student support 32 Social life 34 Accommodation

    36 Where theory meets practice 38 How to choose what you study 40 Our programmes 80 Tailor-made programmes

    for graduates 83 How to apply 86 Fees and expenses 88 Term dates

    This guide is just a sample of what is on offer for Study Abroad students at Goldsmiths. For a full list of modules, please visit our website: www.gold.ac.uk/studyabroad

  • STUDY ABROAD WITH US Our Study Abroad programme gives international students the opportunity to live, study and socialise with Goldsmiths undergraduate students for one or two terms, or a full academic year, and offers people from different educational systems the opportunity to gain academic credits from a British university.


  • We make sure you can live within a five minute walk from the campus so that you can immediately feel safe and settled here, and we have lots of welcome and orientation events planned for when you arrive to help you settle in and make friends. New Cross is a brilliant place to study with an arty and multicultural character and a huge array of social activities and events going on.

    Our academic staff hugely value our Study Abroad students, and at Goldsmiths we want to give you the chance to learn about all of the things that we teach and research here. We are unusual in this respect, making almost all of our undergraduate degree modules available as Study Abroad module options so that you have equal access to the intellectual soul of Goldsmiths and leave feeling like a true alumni.

    As proof of our commitment in this respect, if you ever wish to return for postgraduate study we will include you in our Alumni Award Scheme giving you a generous discount on your postgraduate tuition fees.

    My colleagues and I look forward to welcoming you to London and to Goldsmiths so you can discover these things for yourself.”

    In the majority of classes you will be studying alongside full-time Goldsmiths students. You can choose as wide or narrow a combination of subjects as you want.

    Welcome from Charley Robinson, Head of International Recruitment and Student Mobility

    “It’s fantastic that you are considering joining us at Goldsmiths as a Study Abroad student and I hope this guide can help explain the things we offer here at Goldsmiths to make sure your time in the UK is academically valuable, and absolutely unforgettable.

    The Study Abroad programme at Goldsmiths is very long established and successful. For over 40 years students have been coming to join us for just a few months or a year, quickly becoming a full member of the Goldsmiths community and returning home with experience, insights and personal connections that they would take with them throughout th