Goldsmiths, University of London

Introduction

Why study at Goldsmiths?

  • We're a world-class university, ranked in the world's top 350 universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17, and the world's elite by the QS World University Rankings 2016-17
  • We have 10 subject areas in the world's elite according to the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject:Anthropology, Art and Design , Communication and Media Studies , Computer Science & Information Systems, English Language and Literature, History, Performing Arts (which includes Music and Theatre and Performance), Politics & International Studies, Psychology, Sociology
  • We're in the UK's top 25 universities for the quality of our research (Research Excellence Framework, THE research intensity ranking)
  • We've been voted one of the top creative universities in the UK by students (Which? University 2016)
  • 9 out of 10 of our students go into work or further study when they graduate (DLHE 2014-15)
  • Our students come from over 140 countries
  • Our London zone 2 campus is a great base for exploring the city – you’ll have world class shops, restaurants, bars, theatres, cinemas, galleries and museums on your doorstep
  • We have plenty of support on offer for international students, from English language preparation to help finding work experience
  • We’ve been part of the world-renowned University of London since 1904. That means that when you graduate from Goldsmiths, you’ll also graduate from the University of London

About Goldsmiths, University of London

An incubator for ideas

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.

Our courses and research activities span the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, business and management across 20 academic departments.

A world leader in new knowledge

Our academics cooperate across disciplines to create exciting new courses and develop novel approaches to research issues. Our interdisciplinary ethos has helped us to become a national leader in many subject areas.

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.

From Creative and Social Technologies to Anomalistic Psychology our teaching and research staff are combining their specialist knowledge to fashion new insights into 21st-century challenges.

Whatever discipline you choose, you’ll find your old ideas challenged and your new ideas embraced. Goldsmiths is a place where together we are creating the knowledge of the future.

A place where your career can grow

At Goldsmiths, we don’t put you in a box. We are a fluid and energetic community where staff and students work in partnership to bring learning to life. You’ll have the opportunity to work in flexible ways and across departments. You’ll collaborate with people from different backgrounds and with different specialities to create solutions that are unique and exciting.

After graduating from Goldsmiths, many of our alumni have played leading roles in shaping contemporary British culture. Wherever you are on your career path, you’ll find the doors are always open for you at Goldsmiths.

The perfect partner for business and industry

Because many of our tutors are practising professionals in their field, we understand how business and industry works, what it wants and how it constantly changes and evolves. Students have the opportunity to get work experience so they can graduate equipped with the skills and experience they need when they enter the workforce.

We have comprehensive and long-established links with regional, national and international employers who know from experience when they hire a Goldsmiths graduate they’re hiring a graduate of the highest calibre.

A caring community

At Goldsmiths we’re a close-knit community that sees everyone as an individual with their own strengths and needs. Because we’re a single-campus university, you’ll never feel isolated or overlooked.

We have teams dedicated to helping disabled students or offering financial advice. You can count on our trained counsellors to help you cope at stressful times, or turn to our chaplain for confidential support. We’ll give you the space to be yourself but there’ll always be someone to talk to when you have a question or need someone to listen.

Embracing the global citizen

Because we’re just 10 minutes from the centre of London; because we have students from 114 different countries; because many of our courses offer the opportunity to spend time studying abroad, Goldsmiths truly embraces the global citizen.

Students coming from other countries will find a thriving international community and enjoy the experience of studying in one of the world’s major cities. UK students can expand their horizons through the opportunities to travel and make friends from around the world.

Our alumni have gone on to build lives and careers on every continent and to become our ambassadors across the globe.

Our partnerships

Goldsmiths is pleased to be the University Sponsor for Mulberry University Technical College (UTC). The UTC is a new 14-19 co-eduational school with a unique employer led curriculum in Creative, Health and Digital Technologies. Goldsmiths has been an active participant from the conception of the UTC and involved in many aspects of its development. Liz Bromley, Registrar and Secretary is a founding member of the Board of Governors and Lucinda Parr is the Project manager. The UTC will open in September 2017. For more information, visit the UTC website.

At Goldsmiths you’ll find a fusion of culture, creativity, heritage, excitement and academic rigour. Every one of our students, staff, partners and friends will show you a different face of Goldsmiths.

Goldsmiths is the sum of all our people, whose endeavour and imagination has crafted us into a world-leader in education and research.

  • We are an institute rooted in tradition, with our face turned resolutely towards the future
  • We are a close-knit community with a reputation that spans the globe
  • We offer academic excellence combined with innovative thinking
  • We challenge you to discover your potential and support you in fulfilling it.
  • We are investing in our services, our spaces, our surroundings, committed to improving the Goldsmiths experience for every one of our extended family.
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Programs

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MA

MA in Anthropology & Museum Practice

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

Fusing Goldsmiths' academic excellence and professional training from the Horniman Museum, the MA in Anthropology & Museum Practice provides you with a uniquely comprehensive set of skills. [+]

Fusing Goldsmiths' academic excellence and professional training from the Horniman Museum, the MA in Anthropology & Museum Practice provides you with a uniquely comprehensive set of skills.

This degree draws on expertise in the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths, in partnership with The Horniman Museum and Gardens, to deliver a unique opportunity to develop both your academic knowledge and practical professional skills.

Whether you're a mid-career professional looking to expand your subject expertise in anthropology, or an anthropologist looking to move into the museum sector, the course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to be a confident, knowledgeable and professional practitioner in the anthropology and museum sector.... [-]


MA in Applied Anthropology and Community Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a pathway of the MA in Applied Anthropology & Community and Youth Work, aimed both at international applicants who may not need a British National Youth Agency qualification and those who want to become specialists in community development. [+]

This is a pathway of the MA in Applied Anthropology & Community and Youth Work, aimed both at international applicants who may not need a British National Youth Agency qualification and those who want to become specialists in community development.

This MA is a second pathway to the MA in Applied Anthropology and Community and Youth Work. It was launched in 2012 as an option for international or home students who do not need an National Youth Agency qualification and for those who want to specialise in community development. A third pathway, the MA in Applied Anthropology and Community Arts started in 2015.

The three pathways entail different placements but are taught together, providing much opportunity for exchange of ideas and collaboration amongst students.... [-]


MA in Art & Politics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Working from a strong theoretical basis, this programme will help you to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics. [+]

Working from a strong theoretical basis, this programme will help you to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics.

We will explore practices and issues related to public space, democracy, equality, participation, justice and affect. By shuttling across art and politics, rather than seeking to produce a synthesis between the two, we probe a range of practices and strategies which, in the encounter between art and politics, play out in numerous forms and very different kinds of social spaces.

You will work alongside a mixed constituency of students from Art, Politics, International Studies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies as well as numerous other disciplines, which means we can take up the challenge to develop frameworks and spaces that are mixed and mobile, and which can operate in trans-disciplinary settings. In such a mixed context, questions about ‘autonomy’ and the political character of art take on renewed vigour and urgency.... [-]


MA in Artists Film & Moving Image

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to work within the art and film worlds. [+]

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to work within the art and film worlds.

This course is a twelve-month, intensively taught practice-based MA aimed at graduates and/or artists working within the field of moving image who wish to achieve a professional level in their practice with the support of an Art Department that has an exceptionally high concentration of accomplished artist filmmakers.

The programme is centred around the individual experience and knowledge that each student brings to the programme toward developing them as highly reflective and committed practitioners, as artist filmmakers who want to innovate in the expanding field of moving image within the context of artists’ film production, exhibition, reception and distribution.... [-]


MA in Black British Writing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This new and unique Masters importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along a trajectory marked by historical presences as connecting with migratory, indigenous and global perspectives. [+]

This new and unique Masters importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along a trajectory marked by historical presences as connecting with migratory, indigenous and global perspectives.

Introducing the MA Black British Writing - “It’s a story that hasn’t really been told”

This MA is:

World first. Nowhere else in the world can you study this field in such a richly, referenced way - in the actual country where the writing is produced. Cross-disciplinary in teaching, studies, research. Writing as perceived in its broadest form on and off the page and screen. Collaborative. It will be taught by Professor Joan Anim-Addo and Dr Deirdre Osborne, who share its vision and will co-teach the modules. Inclusive. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people – those seeking academic careers, professionals who are returning to learning, artists who wish to develop their analytic and critical thinking skills. Connected to local, national and international research streams. Both tutors have well-established research profiles with publications, and track records in convening public events in the field. ... [-]

MA in Children's Literature

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This exciting new programme is ideal if you have an interest in the academic study of children’s literature, or work in education (e.g. as a teacher or librarian), publishing or children's media. It's also aimed at authors who want to create texts for children. [+]

This exciting new programme is ideal if you have an interest in the academic study of children’s literature, or work in education (e.g. as a teacher or librarian), publishing or children's media. It's also aimed at authors who want to create texts for children.

Award-winning author Michael Rosen is just one of the leading teaching staff on this programme, which is taught mainly in the Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmiths, although those pursuing the Creative Writing pathway will also study modules in the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

From classic works to contemporary texts

You will deepen your familiarity with the range and diversity of genres for children from ‘classic’ works to contemporary texts and develop detailed knowledge and critical understanding of issues and debates in the field. Studying children’s literature at Goldsmiths will also involve examining how texts for children reflect contested constructions of childhood.... [-]


MA in Children’s Literature: Children’s Illustration

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Immerse yourself in exploring professional and practical approaches to children’s illustration as well as engaging in the academic study of children's literature, to gain an in-depth understanding of the relationships between image, text, readers and context in the world of children’s literature. [+]

Immerse yourself in exploring professional and practical approaches to children’s illustration as well as engaging in the academic study of children's literature, to gain an in-depth understanding of the relationships between image, text, readers and context in the world of children’s literature.

Developed and taught by leading teaching staff including children’s authors, this degree draws on both professional and critical perspectives from art and education, cultural studies, design and sociology to deliver a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the subject.

Guidance from tutors and a choice of modules and assignments will enable you to develop personal projects, culminating in a practice-based dissertation. At the end of the programme you will have the opportunity to exhibit your work.... [-]


MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship should be attractive if you either wish to develop a business arising from an existing creative practice or to understand how to create the infrastructure and environment for new creative businesses. [+]

The MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship should be attractive if you either wish to develop a business arising from an existing creative practice or to understand how to create the infrastructure and environment for new creative businesses.

This programme offers a number of pathways:

Computing Design Fashion Media & Communications Music Theatre & Performance Leadership

It's an ideal Masters if you want to develop a business in one of these fields, or in new areas of the creative industries. All students bring a business idea to the programme to use as a live case study.

The Masters is taught in partnership by a number of departments within Goldsmiths and with key individuals and organisations in the creative and cultural industries sector.... [-]


MA in Dramaturgy and Writing for Performance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This highly successful programme offers specialist pathways in Playwriting and Dramaturgy. We concentrate on the process of writing for live performance, together with an ongoing evaluation of the work in process. [+]

A unique programme for dramaturgs and playwrights.

This highly successful programme offers specialist pathways in Playwriting and Dramaturgy. We concentrate on the process of writing for live performance, together with an ongoing evaluation of the work in process. Through practice and reflection, we enable you to establish a distinctive, individual approach as both a writer and dramaturge. Projects include site-specific work, writing for a specific audience, verbatim theatre and interdisciplinary collaboration.

We support the development of texts for performance, alongside intellectual understanding of the diverse forms and contexts in which live performance can be made and the writer/dramaturge’s role in this. We examine texts from a wide range of periods and cultures. We engage with work that is innovative, or which challenges established notions of practice.... [-]


MA in Filmmaking

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

As a student on one of the six pathways you'll develop your specialist skill. In addition, you'll also have a range of short optional modules in other production areas of your choosing to give you the kind of flexibility that the industry now expects. [+]

If you want to be a filmmaker this is the place to learn, gain experience and make films you will be proud to have on your show reel.

As a student on one of the six pathways you'll develop your specialist skill. In addition, you'll also have a range of short optional modules in other production areas of your choosing to give you the kind of flexibility that the industry now expects. The options include script and project development, web drama, online content, and social activist filmmaking, alongside more traditional media such as camera and editing skills.

Our filmmaking facilities and scheduling are geared around fiction production, as this is a major opportunity that the learning on the programme provides. The ethos of the course is “form follows function.” Your study and practice throughout the year will equip you with the most appropriate means of telling your story in order to connect with an audience.... [-]


MA in Gender, Media & Culture

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory. [+]

This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory.

Drawing on the internationally recognised and pioneering expertise of staff in the Department of Sociology and Department of Media and Communications, the programme offers you the opportunity to develop cutting-edge critical skills in relation to cultural approaches to gender formation and gender theory.

As well as these theoretical and analytical points of orientation, the MA in Gender, Media and Culture aims to help you grasp the importance of epistemology and methodology for the evaluation of empirical investigations of gender formations.... [-]


MA in History

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in History is innovative, creative, free-thinking, stimulating, diverse and challenging – everything that is distinctive about history at Goldsmiths. [+]

The MA in History is innovative, creative, free-thinking, stimulating, diverse and challenging – everything that is distinctive about history at Goldsmiths.

The Department of History’s approach is thematic and interdisciplinary, with staff expertise spanning the histories of Britain, East and West Europe, South Asia and Africa.

We are on the cutting-edge of our fields and the student-teacher ratio allows us to devote an unmatched amount of time to individual supervision.

Our focus is primary research and we encourage students to follow their own historical interests.

The MA in History aims to develop your research skills, and your understanding of key debates and methods in historiography. In addition, it allows you to develop their specific subject interests through a range of option modules and the dissertation.... [-]


MA in Independent Games and Playable Experience Design

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

This unique course offers critically-engaging themes and technologies, providing skills in immersive storytelling to reflect rapid changes in the games industry. [+]

This unique course offers critically-engaging themes and technologies, providing skills in immersive storytelling to reflect rapid changes in the games industry.

Whether you are looking to build retail or museum installations or you want to use games to tell cinematic stories, this program explores how to craft deeply compelling, critical games and interactive work both for clients and creative practice.

The MA in Independent Games and Playable Experience Design focuses on developing aesthetic awareness, creating compelling mechanics and the ability to craft innovative narratives in games and immersive experiences. Students will be given the skills needed to run a small business and produce quality design on a highly professional level.... [-]


MA in Migration & Mobility

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

This programme is designed to advance your knowledge and understanding of contemporary processes of migration, developing a diverse set of skills that will enable you to investigate and address these issues. [+]

From Brexit negotiations and the Syrian refugee crisis to deportation and surveillance, migration and mobility are fundamental forces shaping people's lives around the globe.

Across the world, more and more people are migrating within and between countries for a variety of reasons. They face increasing constraints that seek to monitor, control and limit their movement in various ways.

This programme is designed to advance your knowledge and understanding of contemporary processes of migration, developing a diverse set of skills that will enable you to investigate and address these issues.

Academic expertise

Based in the Department of Anthropology, the degree also draws on interdisciplinary expertise in the Departments of Sociology and Media and Communications, through the Migration Research Network. You'll study in an academic community that is engaged with the key social and political issues shaping people's im/mobilities around the globe.... [-]


MA in Music

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme offers a variety of stimulating and contemporary academic pathways with a range of theoretical and practice-based modules. [+]

This programme offers a variety of stimulating and contemporary academic pathways with a range of theoretical and practice-based modules.

The MA in Music programme introduces you to the fundamental principles of research in music. It provides a unique and creative approach to musicology, valuing intellectual curiosity and musical diversity.

Awards available are:

MA in Music (Contemporary Music Studies) MA in Music (Ethnomusicology) MA in Music (Historical Musicology) MA in Music (Popular Music Research) MA in Music (General)

The Masters designed with careful consideration of the opportunities, challenges and intellectual demands presented by careers in music, such as journalism, teaching, broadcasting, librarianship, historically informed performance, contemporary composition, and arts administration.... [-]


MA in Musical Theatre

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This unique MA will enhance your critical understanding of the musical theatre as a popular entertainment genre. [+]

This unique MA will enhance your critical understanding of the musical theatre as a popular entertainment genre.

It will help you to sharpen your practical skills as a creative artist. On a practical level, it will assist you in working as a freelance writer, composer or producer of musical theatre.

The MA focuses on the dramaturgy of the musical as a key factor in the future development of the genre.

Expert professionals are regularly employed as visiting tutors, to maintain direct links with the industry.

You follow one of the two pathways as either:

producer writer or composer

You undertake an analytic case study of a musical or production, a placement project and dissertation (producers), and a creative project involving either book and lyrics or music for a short original musical (writers and composers). Producers share some classes with students on the MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy.... [-]


MA in Politics, Development & the Global South

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Politics, Development and the Global South reflects Goldsmiths’ interdisciplinary academic spirit, drawing on expertise in the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, the Department of Politics and International Relations, and other departments from across the university. [+]

How can (and should) we talk about the challenges and possibilities for development in the 21st century?

Development has long been held up as an ideal for societies and peoples, and the pursuit of it has been decisive in shaping the modern world. Many degrees treat it as an uncontested term and presume that the only task is to consider the best means towards this end. By contrast, the MA in Politics, Development and the Global South begins by showing that in the 21st century ‘development’ – what it means and how it is to be achieved – has become a site of struggle, one where new forms of politics and theory have emerged.

Major changes in recent decades, including the emergence of new geopolitical powers on the international stage, growing challenges to neoliberal dogmas, heightened concern with increasing global inequality, and recognition of the danger of ecological devastation, have meant that the study and pursuit of development requires a fresh, innovative approach. Throughout this degree you’ll study the Global South as a producer, not simply a consumer, of theory, and as a site where novel forms of political struggle are emerging.... [-]


MA in Queer History

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history have been denied one. [+]

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history have been denied one.

This MA provides a comprehensive introduction to the themes and methods of Queer History as well as laying a solid foundation in general historical study. It offers a first-rate overview of important thought and methods from the fields of queer theory as well as the histories of gender and the body and sexuality.

This programme aims to historicise often binary categories, such as male/female, heterosexuality/homosexuality, active/passive, and uncover the processes through which these categories came to be seen as ‘natural’. It further pays close attention to questions of power, including how sexual orientation and race throughout history have often become interlinked in asymmetrical, oppressive ways.... [-]


MA in Translation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course responds to the increasing need in a globalised, interconnected world for highly qualified translators who can navigate different genres of text and negotiate the language needs of diverse audiences and industries. [+]

This course responds to the increasing need in a globalised, interconnected world for highly qualified translators who can navigate different genres of text and negotiate the language needs of diverse audiences and industries.

"Without translation, we would be living in provinces bordering on silence" - George Steiner

Based in a truly global city, Goldsmiths’ location makes it the perfect place to study translation.

You will study the theory and practice of translation, giving you the expertise to compete for work as a professional translator. Study in a department with expertise across linguistics, creative writing, and literary studies, with the option to tailor your studies and explore areas in other departments relevant to your own interests.... [-]


MA in Understanding Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Examine the impact of being abusive or being abused. You will look at theoretical perspectives considering abusiveness and its impact in different international, cultural and social contexts. [+]

Examine the impact of being abusive or being abused. You will look at theoretical perspectives considering abusiveness and its impact in different international, cultural and social contexts.

This MA in Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse is unique and represents the first psychologically informed programme of its kind.

It is particularly suitable for people wanting to increase their grasp of the interplay between mental distress, domestic violence and sexual abuse. The programme will offer a blended learning approach with a mixture of online and face to face contact. The online components will be largely focused on the acquisition of theoretical knowledge through computer mediated activities via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).... [-]


MA in World Theatres

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Covering historical and philosophical bases of theatre and performance practices from different parts of the world, on this degree you'll investigate indigenous and contemporary performance and theatre traditions from a variety of cultural contexts. The MA in World Theatres is one of the few freestanding taught Masters programmes in world theatres and performance in the UK and globally. [+]

Covering historical and philosophical bases of theatre and performance practices from different parts of the world, on this degree you'll investigate indigenous and contemporary performance and theatre traditions from a variety of cultural contexts. The MA in World Theatres is one of the few freestanding taught Masters programmes in world theatres and performance in the UK and globally.

The programme aims to train graduates for professional employment in a range of positions in theatre, in government settings, in the culture sector and in HE internationally that require solid intellectual preparation and knowledge of the field. Practitioners who come on the programme can use knowledge acquired to extend the articulation of their career.... [-]


MSc

MSc/PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

The MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) aims to provide students with a structured training where students can systematically acquire the knowledge and skills needed to practice as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. [+]

The MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) aims to provide students with a structured training where students can systematically acquire the knowledge and skills needed to practice as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

On the course students will be able to progressively build their confidence and competence to take them from a novice to skilled practitioner equipped to work towards accreditation with the BABCP and BACP dependant on their individual experience.

Uniquely on this course students will be strongly encouraged to evaluate Cognitive Behavioural theory and practice, which will include an emphasis on understanding the relationship of CBT to other psychotherapeutic modalities and on the tailoring of interventions to individual needs. As such this training in CBT is presented within a broader framework of critical and positive psychology.... [-]


MSc in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

This Masters programme will foster a new generation of scientists who will be trained in both neurocomputational modelling as well as cognitive neuroscience. [+]

Understanding the relationship between brain, cognition and behaviour is one of the main challenges the scientific community is currently facing. Which neural processes underlie “free” decisions, the formation of new memories, the emergence of conscious experience? Computational cognitive neuroscience is a young and exciting discipline that tackles these long-standing research questions by integrating computer modelling with experimental research.

This Masters programme will foster a new generation of scientists who will be trained in both neurocomputational modelling as well as cognitive neuroscience.Its core topics include theory and practice of biologically constrained models of neurons, cortical circuits, and higher cognitive functions (memory, decision making, language), and fundamentals of cognitive neuroscience (brain mechanisms and structures underlying cognition and behaviour, as well as modern neuroimaging and data analysis techniques). The programme is suitable for students from a variety of disciplines (including psychology, computing, neuroscience, engineering, biology, maths, physics, or related subjects), and students with no prior programming experience are welcome. Thanks to the highly multidisciplinary and cutting-edge nature of the programme, graduates of this Masters will acquire a unique set of complementary skills that will make them extremely competitive in securing research or analyst positions in both academia and industry.... [-]


MSc in Marketing and Technology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

The MSc in Marketing & Technology aims to transform students into uniquely-trained individuals possessing the knowledge and skills required to be successful marketers in dynamic and technology-driven industries. [+]

The MSc in Marketing & Technology aims to transform students into uniquely-trained individuals possessing the knowledge and skills required to be successful marketers in dynamic and technology-driven industries.

Companies such as Netflix, Airbnb, and Tesla have one thing in common: they break with the norms of existing markets and employ unconventional, technology-driven marketing approaches. Traditional marketing education all too often neglects the marketing abilities that these companies possess.

The MSc in Marketing & Technology departs from the rather passive marketing logic that assumes markets and marketing channels are fixed features of reality. Instead, it shows how managers can proactively shape and create new markets and marketing landscapes.... [-]


MSc in Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics and Creativity

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc in Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics and Creativity is the first postgraduate programme in the world for the scientific study of aesthetics and creativity. [+]

The MSc in Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics and Creativity is the first postgraduate programme in the world for the scientific study of aesthetics and creativity.

At the intersection of the arts and the sciences, the programme introduces you to the psychology and the cognitive neuroscience of how humans generate new ideas, how we appreciate beauty, and how we form preferences.

Aesthetic and creative decisions are relevant in the visual and the performing arts, and in many applied and commercial contexts, ranging from clinical interventions to curating exhibitions, from dance choreography to marketing and advertising. Based in the Department of Psychology, in collaboration with Computing, Media and Communications and the Institute of Management Studies, the course builds critical knowledge, research and communication skills across the arts and the sciences, centred around two key topics: the psychological and brain mechanisms of making (Creativitiy) and appreciating (Neuroaesthetics) art. Conducting a research project with an interdisciplinary focus will prepare you for a research career in aesthetic or creative science, working in the creative industry, or to develop your artistic practice.... [-]


MSc in User Experience Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

A user’s experience of technology depends on the design and engineering choices that influence their interactions. Emerging and future technologies will exceed the capabilities available today, so our experts will give you the research needed to exploit and market new possibilities for the benefit of users. [+]

A user’s experience of technology depends on the design and engineering choices that influence their interactions. Emerging and future technologies will exceed the capabilities available today, so our experts will give you the research needed to exploit and market new possibilities for the benefit of users.

This innovative programme will explore how people experience the world around them, particularly when using technology. You will learn how each layer of technology - from core hardware through to the way that media is handled - can affect user experience in practical tasks. Building on this, you will be given the skills for transforming user requirements into appropriate technical solutions.... [-]


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