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Entry requirements

For this programme we require:

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) IELTS 5.5 overall with no component lower than 5.5

Months of entry


Course content

This Diploma is a Pre-Masters programme aimed at postgraduate students who are looking to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English and study some background theory.

You'll also have the opportunity to study some background theory, familiarise yourself both with ways of working in British academic culture and in the standards required at Masters degree level.

If you wish to go on to study either at Goldsmiths or elsewhere in Britain you'll be given help and support in finding an appropriate programme.

Core English for Academic Purposes modules concentrate on different areas of language development: Academic Writing and Grammar Development and Academic Listening and Speaking.

Two further modules consider interdisciplinary themes and integrate academic content with language and study skills development. These modules provide a useful background for students in European intellectual approaches and some key theories of relevance to a range of academic disciplines.

Finally, you will attend a number of lecture modules taking place in other academic departments, putting into practice your developing language and study skills.

You will have a personal tutor and will receive support in researching and considering various MA degree options for your future studies.

You are encouraged throughout the programme to work independently and in particular to use the resources available in the Goldsmiths Library.

Information for international students

This Diploma is a Pre-Master's programme aimed at postgraduate students who are considering undertaking an MA in media and communications, but need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English.

Fees and funding

International students
International - full-time: £14030

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • GradDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7078 5300