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Writing skills and referencing for psychology students

Designed for anyone working towards assessed psychology programmes, the objective of our Writing Skills and Referencing for Psychology Students course is to improve your ability and confidence in completing both free and timed written assignments. You will learn about:

  • decoding and answering a question
  • the importance of planning
  • basic essay structure
  • understanding marking criteria
  • correct referencing, including referencing tools (e.g. Endnotes)
  • Turnitin and similarity reports.

To get the most out of the course, you are advised to bring examples of essay titles you are likely to be set.

The course is open to anyone enrolled on modules from the Certificates of Higher Education in Psychology and Applied Psychology.

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

This module is non-accredited and carries no credit points.

  • 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.

    This short course has prerequisite(s). If you try to enrol on this short course without completing the prerequisite(s), you will not be able to complete your enrolment. Please contact us if you would like further information

    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: Sat 19-Oct-19 10am-2pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFPS009N0ACS
Availability Availability limited

First class: Sat 01-Feb-20 10am-2pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFPS009N0BCS
Availability Availability limited