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International Foundation and Study Skills

In addition to our year-round study skills programme, there is a range of English and academic skills courses. If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree in order to meet our English language requirements, consider the options below.

Improving your study skills

Online study skills materials and interactive tutorials are free to use and you can work through them at your own pace before and during your course to help you succeed. 

ONCampus London

  • Birkbeck welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed the Undergraduate Foundation programme and the Master’s Foundation programme, and some of our courses guarantee a place to successful students.
    • ONCampus Undergraduate Foundation programme / Master's Foundation programme: If your level of English language on your academic qualification is too low for direct admission to your chosen programme at Birkbeck, you may benefit from joining the undergraduate Foundation programme or the Master’s Foundation programme offered at the ONCampus London centre. Based on the Birkbeck campus, you will have complete access to Birkbeck facilities - libraries, online resources and laboratories.
    • The Foundation Campus International Diploma is a one-year (three terms) programme that offers successful students guaranteed progression to Year 2 of a range of business-related undergraduate degrees at Birkbeck.