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Approaches to Study with English Language Support (Intensive)


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Our Approaches to Study with English Language Support short course covers the same study techniques and content as the Approaches to Study course, but it has been specially designed for students whose first language is not English. You take this course first, to develop your academic study skills before taking a subject-based course, and you will also be given additional guidance on how to develop your oral and written English skills.

This course is intensive and can be completed in one term. You will need to attend on weekday evenings, plus the Saturdays as listed.

Assessment: a 1000-word critical analysis, 1500-word essay and oral presentation in class.

You will need to attend an advice and guidance session before enrolling (tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6666 or ).

*Please be aware that this is not an academic English course. Birkbeck students who would like to improve their English can receive extra support by attending our academic English courses and workshops.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

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.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. 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 register 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.