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How do I choose my courses?

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

Please note: you cannot choose to study courses for the Summer term only, unless this is specifically stated. The start of the academic year is in September and beside each course title there is a guide to show the term(s) in which the course is taught and the credit weighting for each term's work.

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

  • Full academic year: 36 credits
  • Autumn or Spring term only: 16 credits
  • Autumn and Spring terms: 32 credits
  • Spring and Summer terms: 20 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 courses 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 course 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 course, 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 course which you will be expected to meet. No classes can be taken by audit.

Content last modified: 10 Jun 2013

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