Choosing the right preparation course

If you are an international student that is interested in studying at Goldsmiths, you can take a preparation course to help you begin your studies in the UK.

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Pre-sessional English language programmes (6-12 weeks) 

These programmes are for international students who have a place on a programme starting at Goldsmiths and who need help improving their English language skills. Programmes last between 5 and 12 weeks depending on the amount of help you need. They usually start around May each year to prepare you for studying in the following September.

International foundation certificates (1 year) 

Our International Foundation Certificates are 1-year courses that give you the opportunity to develop your English language skills, become familiar with UK academic culture, and then move on to study at undergraduate level. If you successfully complete the International Foundation Certificate then you will be able to join one of our undergraduate programmes.

Estela and Hana talk about their experience of studying an International Foundation Certificate.

Fine Art Extension degree (4 years)

We offer a Fine Art Extension that allows you to progress to BA Fine Art and BA Fine Art and History of Art degrees. It is tailor-made to the requirements of international students. The focus is on developing your studio practice and research skills with appropriate language support and development. 

Pre-Masters Pathways (1 year)

Our Pre-Masters Pathways will fully prepare you for future postgraduate study in the UK, and can act as a conversion course if you've studied one subject at undergraduate level but want to change focus at postgraduate level. You have the opportunity to specialise in a range of subjects. You will also improve your study skills and use of academic English - the essential skills you will need to study successfully at masters level. On successful completion of the Pathways, students are awarded a Graduate Diploma or Pre-Masters Certificate and are guaranteed a place on a relevant Goldsmiths degree programme.