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You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject.
You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
Months of entry
This Diploma is a Pre-Masters 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).
You'll also have the opportunity to familiarise yourself both with ways of working in British academic culture and in the standards required at Masters 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 an 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).
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.
If you pass the programme at the required level (a pass in all modules with an overall score of 50% or more) and complete a successful interview you can progress onto one of the following MA programmes:
- MA Music (Contemporary Music Studies)
- MA Music (Ethnomusicology)
- MA Music (Musicology)
- MMus in Creative Practice
- MMus Composition
- MMus Sonic Arts
- MMus in Performance
- MMus Popular Music
Goldsmiths is ranked in the 42nd in the world for Performing Arts (QS World University Subject Rankings 2021).
Information for international students
For this programme we require: UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) IELTS 5.5 overall with no component lower than 5.5. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.
Fees and funding
Find out about our postgraduate tuition fees and funding opportunities.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries