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3.5 Awards 


The same period of study and examination cannot be credited towards the award of a Goldsmiths degree and a degree of another institution, excluding approved joint awards and dual degree programmes.


The maximum period of study is the duration of the programme plus two years. Where a student has exceeded this, they shall not be automatically entitled to re-enrol.


Goldsmiths will consider individual requests for adjustments to normal registration periods, such as in the case of students seeking parental leave.

The College will consider permitting an extension to the maximum period of registration where a student can demonstrate there have been exceptional circumstances and that they can complete all remaining programme requirements within any additional period of registration granted.

Applications for consideration must be made in accordance with the College’s published procedure.


Goldsmiths publishes formulae for determining the final classification of its awards in the Policy and Procedures for the Progression and Award for Students on Taught Programmes (PDF).


Goldsmiths maintains provisions for the award of an Aegrotat degree and posthumous degrees.


Goldsmiths can revoke an award, or seek permission from the University of London to revoke an award as set out in its Statutes. The Progression and Award of Students on Taught Programmes will set out the provisions necessary for revocation of an award.