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Pathways to a degree at Cardiff University


Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning has developed a number of pathways to help you achieve your ambition of studying a degree at Cardiff University.

Each pathway has been developed with busy adult learners in mind. That means that they are taught on a part-time basis in the evenings and weekends in a friendly and relaxed setting.  In most cases, you won’t need prior qualifications to get started and there will be plenty of help to develop your study skills.

SUBJECTS AVAILABLE

These pathways are designed for those with life experience and we welcome applications from students who may have been away from formal education for several years.


NEW! - Pathway to a Degree in Politics and International
Relations

We are very excited to launch the new Pathway to Politics and International Relations. The model of the Pathway means that students can achieve their 60 credits in one or two years before they progress to their destination School. All of the courses offered in the Politics and Law section provide opportunities to study issues which affect us all – our highly skilled tutors will help you enjoy learning about these very complex areas of study.

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Pathway to a Degree in English Language, Literature & Philosophy 

If you have always dreamed of learning more about literature, language or philosophy you will receive the tuition and support to enable you to harness your skills. The new pathway will open fascinating topics to you and foster your creativity. You will learn about stories: The stories we use to make sense of life, the codes and patterns that connect us to each other, and the ideas upon which those stories and those codes are founded.

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Exploring the Past Pathway (for a degree in History, Archaeology or Religion)

Exploring the Past is made up of six exciting and innovative 10-credit modules in archaeology, religious studies and history (ancient, medieval and modern). Not only is each module fascinating in its own right, but the pathway will also prepare you for Higher Education by giving you the skills and experience you need to study for degrees in these subjects at Cardiff University.

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Pathway to Translation 

The Pathway to a Degree in Translation is a collaboration between the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning (LEARN) and the School of European Languages, Translation and Politics (EUROP) at Cardiff University. It combines LEARN’s vast experience of supporting adult learners with EUROP’s exciting teaching and research expertise.

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Pathway to Modern Languages 

The Pathway to a Degree in Modern Languages is a collaboration between the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning (LEARN) and the School of European Languages, Translation and Politics (EUROP) at Cardiff University. It combines LEARN’s vast experience of supporting adult learners with EUROP’s exciting teaching and research expertise.

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Pathway to Social Science 

If you would like to enrol on the Pathway to Social Science you will need to enrol on the modules (courses) listed on this page, ensuring you enrol on the Introduction to Social Science before the start date. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from our website or are available from the Centre’s Reception.

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Pathway to Business Management, Accounting or Accounting and Finance

To enrol on the Pathway to a Degree in Business Management (BSc) please contact Jan Stephens (StephensJ4@cardiff.ac.uk) You will be able to enrol on The Pathway to a degree in Business Management (BSc) from July 2014.

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Our Media, Our World - September 2015 

The Our Media, Our World progression pathway is a flexible and affordable route onto degrees in Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

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REASONS TO STUDY ON A PATHWAY

  • Pathways prepare you to study at degree level
  • Work done on a Pathway can count towards your degree
  • Courses are part-time
  • Classes are taught in the evenings and at weekends
  • Classes are small, friendly and supportive
  • You will receive one-to-one advice from your tutor or Co-ordinating Lecturer
  • Financial support may be available to help with course fees
  • Funding advice for degree study is available
  • Academic study skills advice and support is available
  • No prior qualifications are needed
  • This is your opportunity to prepare for Higher Education!

FUNDING AVAILABLE

If you are in receipt of benefits your ‘pathway’ courses could be free.  There are also bursaries available for students from lower income backgrounds.  For more information select your preferred subject area from the list above.

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