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Methods in Cultural Study: Crossing the Disciplines

Our Methods in Cultural Study: Crossing the Disciplines short course is a study skills course designed to run alongside the core Humanities Level 4 module, The Production of the Human. It is now available as an option module on the Certificate of Higher Education in Introductory Studies for students interested in progressing onto the BA Arts and Humanities. It combines tutor-led study skills with the fostering of independent and peer-based learning. Many of the sessions are workshop-based, allowing time to examine some of the conceptual questions raised in The Production of the Human.

There will be an opportunity to explore issues such as autobiography and the evaluation of self, how names and classifications function, who is excluded in declarations of human rights, or how bodies are imagined and managed in culture. These sessions also encourage an esprit de corps and self-reflection in student-led discussion. The workshop sessions are interspersed with more focused skills sessions, led by specialist librarians or writing tutors, which introduce key study skills in relation to Humanities. The final two sessions offer practical advice on examinations and the coming year - as well as including an element of celebration. Assessment takes the form of a log, kept throughout the year, which allows for reflection on, and consolidation of, the tasks undertaken in workshops.

This short course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    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).

    For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Wed 02-Oct-19 7.30pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code ENHU003S4AAA

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