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What will I learn?

Goldsmiths Law MPhil candidates are given outstanding opportunities to explore modern legal phenomena in their rapidly changing socio-political, cultural, and economic context. This MPhil programme focusses on the opportunities and challenges that emerge from disruptive events (such as the expansive use of new technologies or the rising threat of climate change), new political priorities at domestic and trans-national levels, and shifting global Geo-politics. The programme also emphasises interdisciplinary perspectives.

Our forward-looking, cosmopolitan, and distinctive Law department draws on, and has further strengthened, Goldsmiths’ rich heritage of social awareness and engagement, and its unique ability to foster radical, critical, and creative thinking, facilitated by cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration.

Goldsmiths is known for its academic strengths in the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences; its unique focus on public and community engagement; the outstanding alumni from every generation of students; and its ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research. Our MPhil programme follows this tradition.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£15,360.00 (15,82,799) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2021


Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross,


SE14 6NW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students will normally need a Bachelor’s degree in a subject relevant to your proposed area of postgraduate study.

For international students

Applicants should normally possess at least a first degree (normally of upper second class honours standard or above) or equivalent. Applicants should also normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area. Where an applicant possesses non-standard qualifications or equivalent experience, these will be considered. If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing to study this programme. TOEFL: 90 overall with 23 in Writing and 21 in each other skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.