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INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMME FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY (GRADUATE DIPLOMA)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £5550.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This pre-Master's course is a bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study and will prepare you for studying a Master's degree at a UK university. Through tailor-made courses and training, you will develop an appropriate level of understanding in the subject area you wish to study at postgraduate level.

You will also practise postgraduate study skills, including project management, essay writing, research skills, critical analysis and presentation skills, and improve your language proficiency in English. You will develop professional communication skills for working in international contexts, enhance your intercultural competence and build your social and professional networks.

The programme aims to achieve a good balance between challenging and supporting you. In addition to structured learning, you have opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities, such as professional networking events, workplace visits, and employability workshops to facilitate your career planning and intercultural learning.

This is an undergraduate-level qualification that will prepare you for postgraduate study. Graduate Certificates/Diplomas typically take one to two years to complete and are made up of two, three or four modules at final-year undergraduate degree level (worth 60, 90 or 120 credits).

This pre-Master's course is a bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study and will prepare you for studying a Master's degree at a UK university. Through tailor-made courses and training, you will develop an appropriate level of understanding in the subject area you wish to study at postgraduate level. You will also practise postgraduate study skills, including...

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Course Content

This programme has the following pathways for you to choose from:

  • Business and Management/Sport Management
  • Cultures and Languages
  • Development
  • Environment
  • History of Art
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics

You take three compulsory modules and choose one specialist option module, which can include a project if you wish.

COMPULSORY MODULES

  • Academic English Skills for Postgraduate Study
  • Approaches to Postgraduate study
  • Professional Communication Skills

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT/SPORTS MANAGEMENT PATHWAY

  • Approaches to Business and Management

CULTURES AND LANGUAGES PATHWAY (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Film and Politics
  • Post-War: Themes in Comparative European History since 1945 (Level 6)
  • Representations of Love, Desire and Sexuality

DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY

  • Globalization in the Contemporary World (Foundation)

ENVIRONMENT PATHWAY

  • Living with Climate Change

HISTORY OF ART PATHWAY

  • Art History: A Survey

LINGUISTICS PATHWAY

  • Approaches to Language (Level 6)

PHILOSOPHY PATHWAY

  • Ancient Philosophy (level 6, 15 credits)
  • Modern Philosophy (Level 6, 15 credits)

POLITICS PATHWAY (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Research project in Global Politics
  • Research project in International Relations
  • Research Project in Politics
  • Research project in Public Policy

This programme has the following pathways for you to choose from: Business and Management/Sport Management Cultures and Languages Development Environment History of Art Linguistics Philosophy Politics You take three compulsory modules and choose one specialist option module, which...

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Available Dates

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Birkbeck, University of London

Full Time, 1 year

October, 2020

£5550.00

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Entry Requirements

Good first degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6, with not less than 5.5 in each of the sub-tests.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

Good first degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university. INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6, with not less than 5.5 in each of the...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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