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Leamington campus to offer Warwick degree to adults with no formal qualifications

The chance to study a degree at the University of Warwick is now within easier reach for people living in and around Leamington thanks to a new partnership with Warwickshire College Group.

Candidates do not need any formal qualifications to apply for the 2+2 BA (Hons) in Social Studies; all that is required is evidence of work and life experience and a motivation to study.

Students on the course spend their first two years at college and the second two years studying on campus at the University of Warwick.

The 2+2 pathway has been running for 20 years and is already available through North Warwickshire & Hinckley College, Solihull College and City College Coventry – with Warwickshire College Group a new addition for 2015.

Dr William Curtis, Director of Undergraduate Programmes at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, said: “We are tremendously excited to be working with Warwickshire College on the BA Social Studies degree.

“The 2+2 pathway provides a fantastic opportunity for local adults to achieve a Warwick degree and it is great to extend the programme’s reach to Leamington, Rugby and surrounding areas.”

Sue Adcock, a current 2+2 student, said: “I have also produced my own piece of research during the second year, which though daunting at first, gave me the opportunity to grow in confidence and experience the challenges of this discipline.

Most of all it has been enormous fun and you really do get back what you put in. The course is a learning curve of incredible dimension, with all the support you need. Don't just think about it, pluck up the courage and do it!”

For more information about the Social Studies degree and the 2+2 pathway, visit:

Note to Editors:

Issued by Lee Page, Communications Manager, University of Warwick. Tel: +44 (0)2476 574 255, Mob: +44 (0)7920 531 221. Email:

PR138 30/6/15


Lee Page

Communications Manager, University of Warwick

Tel: +44 (0)2476 574 255

Mob: +44 (0)7920 531 221