Pre-masters Programme for MA Culture Industry at Goldsmiths, University of London (MA, Master's Qualifying Programme)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MA, Master's Qualifying Programme

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 17550 per year

How you will study

Course starts
September, March

International course fees
GBP 17550 per year

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About Pre-masters Programme for MA Culture Industry at Goldsmiths, University of London at ONCAMPUS London

From our centre at Birkbeck, in the heart of the University of London, you are encouraged to develop the tools for success on degree programmes at the best universities in the UK.

The Master's Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with progression* to a wide range of Master's degrees at our University of London College partners, or other suitable universities in the UK.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study in the UK. The Master's Foundation will allow you to improve your English while learning the study skills and research
methods that you will need during your Master's degree studies. Depending on the length of the programme you study, you may also study academic modules relating to your chosen progression degree.

How long will I study for?

Each term is divided into seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week and an assessment week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?

1 term

If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of research study skills, including a major project, plus English language.

2 terms

If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of research project, personal and professional development, plus English language. You will also choose an additional academic subject unit, depending on your intended progression degree.

3 terms

If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of a research project, personal and professional development, plus English language. You will also choose two additional academic subject units, depending on your intended progression degree, and availability.

How will I be assessed?

Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end of the appropriate term, and will include formative and summative assignments and other assessment tasks.

Assessments will be designed to demonstrate learning across the individual modules of the programme and to allow you to experience a wide range of the assessment methods used in UK postgraduate programmes.
Assessments will normally include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments, oral examination and unseen written examinations.

Academic subject units are arranged by pathway, and include:


  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Marketing Principles
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Business Strategy

Life Sciences

  • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
  • Pharmacological Principles of Drugs Actions
  • Chemistry


  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Business Management Techniques for Engineers
  • Mechanical Principles

Social Sciences

  • Understanding the Learning Process
  • Psychology of Human and Criminal Behaviour
  • The Global Environment
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design

Note: The optional modules are subject to availability and you will be guided onto the best combination of academic modules for your intended degree when you arrive at London FoundationCampus.

* Some programmes at Birkbeck offer guaranteed progression on meeting the specified entry criteria. Visit the Birkbeck Progression Degrees page for more information.

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMA, Master's Qualifying ProgrammeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptember, MarchDomestic course feesGBP 17550 per yearInternational course feesGBP 17550 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Annual fee (three terms), standard: £:16,500

Annual fee (three terms), with lab fees: £:17,550

All programmes are subject to a registration fee and refundable deposit payment.

Entry requirements

Contact ONCAMPUS London to find course entry requirements.

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