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Course summary

This Pre-Masters programme is aimed at postgraduate students who are considering undertaking an MA in subjects related to the cultural and creative industries, but need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English. You'll also have the opportunity to study some background theory, and to familiarise yourself both with ways of working in British academic culture and in the standards required at Masters degree level. If you wish to go on to study either at Goldsmiths or elsewhere in Britain you'll be given help and support in finding an appropriate programme. If you pass the programme at the required level (a pass in all modules with an overall score of 50% or more and completion of a successful interview), you can progress onto the following MA degrees:

  • MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy
  • MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy: Music Pathway
  • MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • MA Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy
  • MA Events and Experience Management
  • MA Luxury Brand Management
  • MA Social Entrepreneurship
  • MA Tourism and Cultural Industry.


Half of the programme is made up of English for Academic Purposes modules, concentrating on different areas of language development, made up of: Academic Writing and Grammar Development, Academic Listening and Speaking. Two further modules consider interdisciplinary themes and integrate academic content with language and study skills development. These modules provide a useful background for students in European intellectual approaches and some key theories of relevance to a range of academic disciplines. Finally, you will take two introductory modules in the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship. You will have a personal tutor and will receive support in researching and considering the MA degree options for your future studies. You are encouraged throughout the programme to work independently and in particular to use the resources available in the Goldsmiths Library. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

Continuous assessment includes regular seminar presentations and researched essays. There will also be written, listening and oral examinations.

Entry requirements

You should normally be expected to meet any particular entry requirements of the degree you intend to progress onto. For this programme we require: UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) IELTS 5.5 overall with no component lower than 5.5. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

Fees and funding

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Creative and Cultural Industries at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS