Taught course


Goldsmiths, University of London · Music

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject.

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-Master's programme aimed at postgraduate students who need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English, to develop additional music skills (theoretical or practical), and to familiarise themselves both with ways of working in British academic culture and in the standards required at Master's degree level.

You can take it as a self-standing Diploma or as an ideal preparation for further postgraduate study. The Graduate Diploma in Music is designed to lead on to the MA and MMus programmes in the Department of Music at Goldsmiths.

You can choose to specialise in the area of music that interests you, whether it be music performance, composition or musicology (including ethnomusicology, popular music studies, historical musicology or contemporary music studies). Students who wish to go on to study either at Goldsmiths or elsewhere in Britain will be given help and support in finding an appropriate programme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation (9999 words)

Course contact details

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