Postgraduate short courses (2016/2017 academic year)

Birkbeck, University of London offers a range of postgraduate short courses, taught part-time on our central London campus. Many of these courses and modules are taken directly from existing master's programmes and give students the opportunity to study at a postgraduate level without committing to a full programme of study.

Management Accounting and Decision Making 1: Wednesday 26 April-Wednesday 21 June 2017, 6-9pm

  • Module code: BUMN042H7
  • Entry requirements: At least 2.2 BA/BSc or equivalent
  • Description: The management accounting modules 1 and 2 aim to develop a deeper appreciation of the theoretical and practical issues associated with management accounting and stimulate a critical evaluation of management accounting methods.
  • Fees:
    • Home/EU students: £870
    • Overseas students: £1329
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Accounting and Financial Management: Wednesday 26 April-Wednesday 21 June 2017, 6-9pm

  • Module code: MOMN083H7
  • Entry requirements: At least 2.2 BA/BSc or equivalent
  • Description: This module is offered at the postgraduate level for students MSc Management, International Business and Development, Business Innovation and any other related areas. The aim of this module is to provide a solid understanding of the concepts of accounting and financial management for non-financial specialists.
  • Fees:
    • Home/EU students: £870
    • Overseas students: £1329
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Thursday 27 April-Thursday 22 June 2017, 6-9pm

  • Module code: MOMN073H7
  • Entry requirements: At least 2.2 BA/BSc or equivalent
  • Description: This module aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the entrepreneurial process and business practice. Familiarise students with key debates addressing theories of entrepreneurship and innovation. To provide evidence on the applications of these theories to studies of new business creation and growth. Highlight how some contexts are more conducive to entrepreneurship and innovation than others. Demonstrate patterns of entrepreneurship and innovation in the UK in comparison with other countries, particularly the US.
  • Fees:
    • Home/EU students: £870
    • Overseas students: £1329
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Globalisation: Forces, Players and Management: Thursday 28 April-Thursday 23 June 2017, 6-9pm

  • Module code: MOMN074H7
  • Entry requirements: At least 2.2 BA/BSc or equivalent
  • Description: Globalisation is a catchword used to describe how economic and social life has changed over the last quarter of a century. The aim of the course is to provide students with the analytical tools to understand and assess the various dimensions of globalization and how it affects companies and public institutions. The course also aims to provide awareness of the current global challenges and how they can be managed.
  • Fees:
    • Home/EU students: £870
    • Overseas students: £1329
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Sport Event Management: Thursday 27 April-Thursday 22 June 2017, 6-9pm

  • Module code: MOMN081H7
  • Entry requirements: At least 2.2 BA/BSc or equivalent
  • Description: The aims of this module are to consider different stages involved in organising sport events. Introduce students to a range of issues around the organisation of sport events. Critically examine reasons underpinning the hosting of sport events. Consider different stakeholder perspectives on sport event.
  • Fees:
    • Home/EU students: £870
    • Overseas students: £1329
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Strategic Sport Marketing: Wednesday 26 April-Wednesday 21 June 2017, 6-9pm

  • Module code: MOMN035H7
  • Entry requirements: At least 2.2 BA/BSc or equivalent
  • Description: This module will introduce you to the role of marketing as a key organisational function. It will consider the main principles of marketing and demonstrate how these principles are relevant for a variety of sport organisations. For example, for many professional sports teams, who face competition for spectators from a variety of other leisure activities, understanding the needs of their supporters and developing an effective strategy to maintain and increase attendance at a sport event are important. For National Governing Bodies marketing a development programme to increase the membership base is critical to increasing participation.
  • Fees:
    • Home/EU students: £870
    • Overseas students: £1329
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Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Practice (Wednesday 14-16 June and 19-20 June, 9am-5pm)

  • Module co-ordinator: Dr Derek Hook
  • Assessment: the module will be assessed by a 4000-word essay.
  • This option introduces and explores Lacanian psychoanalysis by focusing on a series of distinct topic areas in Lacan's work, all of which are related to major publications within Lacan's over-arching objective of 'a return to Freud'.
    • The first of these concerns the topic of the imaginary, which includes an understanding of the mirror-stage and ego identifications.
    • The second centres on Lacan's understanding - influenced by Structuralism and linguistics - of the symbolic, which in turn involves reflection on the well-known credo that 'the unconscious is structured like a language'. Also crucial here is Lacan's engagement with the topic of time and interruption, that is, a distinctively psychoanalytic theorization of logical time.
    • A further fundamental topic is that of desire, and the subject's relation to the various vicissitudes of desire - the desire of the Other, fantasy, alienation and so on - all of which can be illustrated with reference to Lacan's 'graph of desire'.
    • Two further areas of focus include the Lacanian notion of psychosis and the issue of how one might psychoanalytically approach the issue of 'sexuation' (gender identity).
    • The course closes with a discussion of Lacan's thoughts on 'direction of treatment', that is, with a sense of how Lacan's theoretical axioms may be linked to practice, and how they inform critical and social forms of analysis.
  • Classes will be held:
    • Wednesday 14 June 2017 9am-5pm
    • Thursday 15 June 2017 9am-5pm
    • Friday 16 June 2017 9am-5pm
    • Monday 19 June 2017 9am-5pm
    • Tuesday 20 June 2017 9am-5pm
  • Handbook: please download a copy of our handbook to find out more.
  • Fees: £1325
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