How do I choose my modules?
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How do I choose my modules?

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How do I choose my modules?

You choose modules – from one or more departments – that run during the terms you are at Goldsmiths and add up to the correct number of credits for your period of study; please see the table. Goldsmiths' academic year works on a three-term system – Autumn, Spring and Summer. (See term dates)

Please note: you cannot choose to study modules for the Summer Term only, unless this is specifically stated. 

You are expected to undertake a full module load for your period of study. You must choose modules that add up to the following number of credits:

  • Autumn Term or Spring Term only: 16 credits
  • Autumn and Spring Terms: 32 credits
  • Spring and Summer terms: 20 credits
  • Full academic year: 36 credits
  SeptOctNovDecJanFebMarchAprilMayJune
Autumn Term 16 credits            
Spring Term         16 credits      
Autumn/Spring 32 credits      
Spring/Summer         20 credits
Full Year 36 credits

You will need to check with your home university the modules you may be required to take to obtain credit, and provide suitable alternatives to your first choices. It is not always possible to offer you your first choice of module because of limits on numbers or timetabling. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to make changes on arrival.

Your performance is examined or assessed on each module, and a grade is awarded under the British grading system. Your transcript also records Goldsmiths' advice as to the number of credits you have taken, but the interpretation of these credits is a matter for your home university or college. There are set requirements for each module that you will be expected to meet. No classes can be taken by audit.

Content last modified: 11 May 2015

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