Goldsmiths' operating principles for 2022-23 have not yet been finalised but should changes be required to teaching in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will publish these as early as possible for prospective students wishing to start their programme in September 2022.
This one-year programme gives you the opportunity to develop your English language, become familiar with UK academic culture, and prepare to study for a BSc degree in Computer Science, or Creative Computing.
This programme combines relevant content modules with the development of language and study skills. You will develop the ability to:
- reason critically
- develop an argument
- analyse and interpret a range of text types
- work cross-culturally
- structure and communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
- participate constructively in groups
- manage time
- work independently
- find information and use IT
Half of the programme will focus on the four compulsory modules of language development:
- Academic Writing
The other half of the programme will be taught in the Department of Computing and will focus on ‘Foundations of Problem Solving and Programming’.
You will have a personal tutor, who you meet in small groups or on a one-to-one basis to discuss progress on the course, general approaches to study, and ways of maximising language learning. Tutors will also support you in finalising your plans for future study.
You are encouraged throughout the programme to work independently and in particular to use the resources available in the Goldsmiths Library.
If you pass the programme at the required level (a pass in all modules with an overall score of 50% or more), you will be guaranteed a place on a related Goldsmiths degree programme:
- BSc Business Computing and Entrepreneurship
- BSc Computer Science
- BSc Creative Computing
- BSc Games Programming
Alternatively you may choose to continue your studies at another university.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact the Admissions Tutor, Timothy Chapman.