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Routes to an undergraduate degree

Gateway to Higher Education (Free short course)

We teach the Gateway in an informal style, allowing you to settle back into study. The course is designed to fit around work and family commitments, whilst developing your skills, knowledge and confidence. Successful completion of the Gateway guarantees a place on our BA (Hons) degree in Social Studies, or FdA in Early Childhood.

2+2 degree pathway

If you do not have formal qualifications and wish to study locally for a university degree, this pathway is for you. The first two years are taught at a local college, enabling you to gain the skills and confidence to prepare you for the final two years here at the University.

You will start on the BA (Hons) Social Studies and you can transfer to the more specialised BA (Hons) Health and Social Policy in your third year if you wish.

Early Childhood Foundation and BA (Hons) degree

This offers you the chance to combine your study with work and family commitments. You might be an early years educator, parent, grandparent or health worker, or simply wish to extend your knowledge and understanding about Early Childhood. Our foundation degree helps you to develop a range of academic, professional and key skills.

If you wish to take your study further, the degree will also offer you a preparation towards an honours degree and is an important pathway to the BA (Hons) Early Childhood.

Part-time degrees

A flexible programme, enabling you to study at your own pace (up to 10 years).

There are a number of evening modules, but you will need to be able to study during the daytime too if you wish to choose from the full range of modules on offer.

We welcome your application whatever your background and experience.

There is a range of subjects you can study as a part-time degree:

*daytime study only

BA (Hons) Social Work - Degree Apprenticeship

Study alongside work, with one day per week studying. Throughout your degree, you'll be employed by your current employer working as an apprentice social worker. Applications are made via your employer.

Funding your studies

To find out more about the funding available for each course, have a look at the University of Warwick funding information pagesLink opens in a new window.

For part-time and foundation degrees, watch our funding video