History, archaeology or religion

Three Cardiff University graduates who took the Exploring the Past pathway programme.

Our 'Exploring the Past' pathway to a degree in history, archaeology or religion has been designed for adults returning to education who want to move towards studying at degree level.

Exploring the Past pathway

Modules are taught in the evenings and weekends and have been designed specifically for the needs of busy adult learners.

How it works

The Exploring the Past pathway is made up of 60 credits and is equivalent to 50% of the first year of a degree. It is intended to provide you with the skills and experience needed, and will guarantee you an interview, to study for a degree in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion.

Step one

You will study at least one core module worth 10 credits.

Step two

You will either study five 10 credit optional modules from the pathway programme, or four 10 credit optional modules from the pathway programme and one appropriate 10 credit course from the Choices programme.

If you are accepted onto a degree at Cardiff University you may be eligible for advanced standing. This means that the 60 credits gained from this pathway programme will contribute directly towards the first year of your degree.

Please note that you will need an A-level or equivalent in chemistry, in addition to completing this pathway, if you would like to study the Conservation of Objects in Museums and Archaeology (BSc).

Pathway modules

Core modules

Optional modules

These usually change every academic year. 2017/18 optional modules include:

Duration

Under normal circumstances, students finish the Exploring the Past pathway within one year. You can also take up to three years to complete the pathway if you need to.

Cost

Our Exploring the Past pathway to a degree offers an affordable route into Higher Education. You only have to sign up and pay for one module at a time and you have the option of splitting the cost into two instalments.

Financial help is available through a variety of different schemes. Once you start studying on the pathway you can also access expert advice on the best way to fund your studies should you go on to a degree.

Contact

If you have any queries or would like to find out more about this the Exploring the Past pathway, please contact:

Dr Paul Webster

Co-ordinating Lecturer