If you are looking for a short-term postgraduate study option, then a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) or Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) could be the perfect choice.
PGCert and PGDip programmes give you the chance to engage with Masters-level thinking and ideas, however, are shorter than regular taught postgraduate courses. The wide range of subjects we offer at Goldsmiths allows you to enhance your career or learn something new in a flexible way that suits you.
In a nutshell, you can learn the content from a Masters without having to write a dissertation.
What is a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)?
On a PGCert you'll study modules equivalent to 60 credits. The modules studied will depend on the programme you choose. Modules are often taught over three academic terms or a year as a part-time study option, making the PGCert the shortest postgraduate qualification we offer. This is a good option to enhance your subject knowledge in a particular area.
What is a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)?
Our PGDips are slightly longer than PGCerts, however, still provide greater flexibility than a traditional Masters programme. You'll study 120 credits worth of modules, which are different depending on your choice of PGDip. Our programmes usually can be studied over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time, the course length is specified on individual programme pages.