Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

International Foundation Programme for Postgraduate Study

This pre-Master's course is a bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study and will prepare you for studying a Master's degree at a UK university. Through tailor-made courses and training, you will develop an appropriate level of understanding in the subject area you wish to study at postgraduate level. You will also practise postgraduate study skills, including project management, essay writing, research skills, critical analysis and presentation skills, and improve your language proficiency in English. You will develop professional communication skills for working in international contexts, enhance your intercultural competence and build your social and professional networks. The programme aims to achieve a good balance between challenging and supporting you. In addition to structured learning, you have opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities, such as professional networking events, workplace visits, and employability workshops to facilitate your career planning and intercultural learning. This is an undergraduate-level qualification that will prepare you for postgraduate study. Graduate Certificates/Diplomas typically take one to two years to complete and are made up of two, three or four modules at final-year undergraduate degree level (worth 60, 90 or 120 credits).

Entry requirements

Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip: Good first degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Modules vary in their assessment methods and formats. The compulsory modules use a combination of several assignments which aim to assess different skills. The specialism options use essays or research projects as the main methods of assessment.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2019 12,300 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2019 5,550 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2019 5,550 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2019 5,550 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2019 5,550 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2019 5,550 per Whole course (England) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

Get in touch

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Key information

Contact: 
Birkbeck Student Advice Service
Telephone number: 
02039070700