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Biological Basis of Behaviour

Our Biological Basis of Behaviour short course examines the relationship between biology, behaviour and mental processes, in particular the role of the brain and nervous system. It is specifically designed for anyone interested in biology and human behaviour. You will also assess whether the study of animal behaviour helps us understand our own behaviour.

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: Mon 05-Oct-20 1.30pm-3.30pm

    Class location Central London
    Class code FFPS024S4CCB

    First class: Thu 08-Oct-20 7pm-9pm

    Class location Central London
    Class code FFPS024S4ACB

    First class: Fri 15-Jan-21 7pm-9pm

    Class location Central London
    Class code FFPS024S4BCB