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Short courses

Course overview

This course provides you with an insight into the core academic skills needed to help future study at University level. It encourages you to identify and develop relevant skills in areas such as using academic research, academic writing, effective learning strategies and presentation skills.

Summer University 2019 has now finished. We will be running a range of short courses as part of Winter University in January 2020. Our Winter University 2020 brochure will be available in November - please register your details here if you would like to receive a brochure when it is available.

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Course details

What you study

Indicative content
Personal development
Study skills
Presentation skills
Academic writing skills
Critical thinking skills
Harvard reference skills
Reflection on learning
Portfolio building

How you are assessed

There is one assessment for this module:
End-Course assessment (100%) - individual 1,500 word portfolio with a structure and template provided.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed. This short course is ideal if you are considering a return to education.



2019 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00