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Design (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #351 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
This Design (Hons) degree, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, allows you to develop strong design thinking while exploring your own creative focus. We encourage you to act through design to effect change, propose new visions of the future, and engage with sustainability.
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Why study BA Design (Hons) at Goldsmiths, University of London?

  • You'll undertake a professional placement in your second year, allowing you to gain invaluable work experience and professional contacts. Recent placement organisations have included Imagination, Oxfam, Alexander McQueen, Selfridges and Studio Myerscough
  • Our graduates are industry leaders – they work in top design consultancies (Pentagram, Heatherwick studio) and companies (Dyson, Selfridges, Oxfam), they've set up their own design studios (including Jailmake, PAN Studio, UsCreates), and they've progressed to become senior designers, consultants, and creative directors
  • You'll be taught technical skills by staff who work in the industry and have their own practices
  • The degree offers excellent teaching, in an exciting and dynamic educational environment
  • You'll have dedicated studio space and use industry-standard workshops, with the latest in laser cutting and 3D modelling technology
  • We're the top Design degree in the UK for the second year running, with a score of 100/100 (Guardian University league tables by subject 2016)
  • Our students regularly work on and win national awards
  • Our degree shows attract massive interest from creative industry leaders who offer exciting placements to our students, and careers to our graduates
  • Using an interdisciplinary approach, you will engage with a diverse set of critical and practical ideas, and will be encouraged to push beyond the boundaries of traditional design specialisms. The BA Design equips you with the skills and confidence to build a career in a wide range of professions: opening a host of potential career pathways.


Most of our BA Design graduates find employment in the creative and cultural industries. 

Our graduates have:

  • worked for top London design consultancies (Pentagram, Heatherwick studio, Imagination, Mother)
  • worked for major international companies and brands (Dyson, LEGO, Arup, Facebook, Google, Burberry, Selfridges, The Future Laboratory, Moving Brands, FutureGov, Natural History Museum, Eden Project, Oxfam)
  • set up their own design studios (including Jailmake, PAN Studio, UsCreates, Kin Design)
  • worked as freelance designers
  • progressed to become senior designers, consultants, design managers and creative directors
  • found employment in the public sector and NGOs
  • had work commissioned for public spaces, private companies and charities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can still apply up to 30 June
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full-time, with a professional placement during Year 2

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Histories and Theories
  • Design and Meaning
  • Ecology and Design

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A-level: BBB
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655 
  • Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
  • Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
  • European Baccalaureate: 75%
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    19760 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19760 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



  • Lewisham Fee Waivers - 10 x full tuition fee waivers (worth £27,750 each) for Lewisham's brightest talent, covering fees for three years.
  • Local Student Partial Fee Waivers - 5 x partial fee waivers (worth £13,875 each) to local students, covering 50% of your fees for three years (£4,625 each year).
  • Mature Students’ Scholarships - Up to 10 x £3,000 for students over the age of 25 who come from a non-traditional academic background and show great academic potential
  • Disabled Students’ Scholarships - Up to 4 x £4,500 to students with a disability.

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