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Start your studies

Once you have enrolled, you will be ready to start your studies. Our programmes are taught in a series of modules. Each module you pass will earn you credits towards your qualification.

  • Undergraduate programmes: You will need to earn a total of 360 credits
  • Postgraduate programmes: You will need to earn a total of 180 credits

How many modules you study each year will depends on whether you are studying full time or part time.

The majority of modules will have recommended reading. You can start this reading at any time and reading before the module begins can be a good way to prepare. Some modules will also have specific text books which will be referred to throughout the module so you should get hold of a copy as soon as you can.

How to prepare

Coming back to study after a long break can be daunting but don’t worry! There is a lot of support available. All our students can call upon our Learning Co-Ordinators who can offer help and advice on just about anything study related.

All students will also be assigned a personal tutor who will help and guide you through your programme of study. You can arrange a meeting with your personal tutor to get advice about your module choices.

Download the App

Birkbeck has developed a new app for students and staff to improve communication, increase student engagement, and to keep up to date on module content.

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