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Two new pathways announced

21 September 2021

New pathways

Cardiff University have included two new subject areas to their growing range of pathways.

From autumn 2021 students can enrol on the Pathway to Optometry which provides a route to an undergraduate degree in optometry with a preliminary year.

There is also the opportunity to study towards a Diploma in Dental Hygiene.

Our Pathways are coordinated by Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) and are designed to be flexible. They are part-time and learning takes place in the evening and at weekends to suit work and family commitments.

Students study in an encouraging environment, improve study skills and receive help with their university application.  Funding advice is also available.

This exciting announcement comes on the 10th anniversary of the launch of our first Pathway, which was a route to a degree in history, archaeology and religion. Over the past decade we have added a further 11 subject areas which provide a route to degree studies for those who have been away from the classroom for a number of years.

Dr Sara Jones coordinates the pathways and commented: “We are thrilled to welcome The School of Optometry and The School of Dentistry as partners providing two new pathways to further study at Cardiff University.

Not everybody is ready to begin Higher Education at 18 but we ensure that students have a clear and accessible route when the time is right for them.”

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