Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This Pre'Masters programme is aimed at postgraduate students who are considering undertaking an MA in subjects related to the cultural and creative industries, but need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English. You'll also have the opportunity to study some background theory, and to 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. If you pass the programme at the required level (a pass in all modules with an overall score of 50 per cent or more), you can progress onto the following MA degrees: MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy: Music Pathway, MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, MA Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy, MA Cultural Studies, MA Culture Industry, MA Social Entrepreneurship, and MA Tourism and Cultural Industry.

Course Modules

Half of the programme is made up of English for Academic Purposes modules, concentrating on different areas of language development, made up of: Academic Writing and Grammar Development, 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 take two introductory modules in the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip £13,220 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip £13,220 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You should normally be expected to meet any particular entry requirements of the degree you intend to progress onto.
  • If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 5.5 (with no individual test lower than 5.5) to study with us.