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International Foundation Certificate in Media, Culture and Society

Goldsmiths, University of London

12 months
Duration
14030 GBP/year
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About

The International Foundation Certificate in Media, Culture and Society programme at Goldsmiths, University of London gives you the opportunity to develop your English language, become familiar with UK academic culture, and prepare to study for a BA degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Educational Studies or Media and Communications. 

Overview

Education

The International Foundation Certificate (IFC) programme at the Goldsmiths, University of London is aimed at undergraduate students who need a year to:

  • develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English
  • undertake preliminary study in the subject areas they would like to study at BA level
  • familiarise themselves both with ways of working in British academic culture and in the standards required at undergraduate degree level

It is useful for students who may not have a clear idea of exactly which subject they want to study. The programme enables you to attend lectures or choose modules in which you have a broad general interest and, with the help of the tutorial support, clarify your future area of study.

Two core modules concentrate on different areas of language development:

  • Academic Writing
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking

A further module integrates inter-disciplinary content with language and study skills development, and you will also select two option modules offered by various academic departments across Goldsmiths, including the Department of Media and Communications. The option modules will offer you a taste of undergraduate study at Goldsmiths.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Reading and Writing
  • Academic Listening and Speaking
  • Globalising Cultures
  • Understanding Images
  • Approaches to Textual Analysis: Film Studies
  • Cultural Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
  • The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
  • Contact details of a second referee
  • A personal statement – this can either be uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
  • If available, an electronic copy of your educational transcript 
  • Details of your research proposal

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14030 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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