Alongside human rights activist Peter Tatchell, architect Dame Zaha Hadid, journalist Neal Ascherson, and famed poet George Szirtes, PJ Harvey will be earning an honorary degree from Goldsmiths, University of London.

The alternative music veteran and Dorset native will join the likes of Jools Holland and Placebo member Brian Molko as musicians who have been awarded the honorary degree. The legendary solo artist and multiple-time Mercury Prize winner began her music career in 1988 as a member of Automatic Dlamini. Four years later, Harvey ventured as a solo artist with her debut LP Dry, following a year later with the now legendary Steve Albini-produced Rid Of Me, which still stands as one of the most essential albums of the '90s. Two years after, she released To Bring You My Love, which is also regarded as one of the most important alternative rock albums of the decade.

As well as her lengthy list of critical celebrations, which includes eight BRIT Award nominations, six Grammy nominations, and multiple Album Of The Year credits from Rolling Stone, BBC Music, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, NME, and plenty more, Harvey was inducted as a Member Of The Order of The British Empire last year to celebrate her career.

NME reports that the honorary degree ceremonies will take place between September 8th and 11th, with Harvey receiving her degree on the 10th.

Watch Harvey's 'The Words That Maketh Murder' from the 2011 Mercury Prize winning Let England Shake below.