Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This Diploma has been designed as a conversion programme for graduates of other disciplines who wish to carry out research at higher levels in the fields of modern and contemporary art history and visual cultures. The programme sets out to be both introductory and experiential. Rather than provide conventional chronological surveys, the programme explores and addresses chosen themes within an interdisciplinary context.

Course Modules

The programme is both introductory and experiential, exploring and addressing chosen themes within an interdisciplinary context; central element is a core course introducing students to a range of critical perspectives that have shaped the history and theory of the discipline.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip £5,450 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip £14,600 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip

Qualifications required:

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject or equivalent. You might also be considered 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. If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test) to study with us.