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Course Overview


This degree is designed for those who are looking for a more specialised degree and who work, or are interested in working, in the health service, social services, voluntary sector or similar fields.


Entry Requirements


Flexible entry requirements, consideration given for non-traditional qualifications, work and life experience. Applicants are normally interviewed by the course selector.


Core Modules


      On this degree, you will study the following core modules:

      • Health, Welfare and Social Policy
      • Class and Capitalism in a Neoliberal World
      • History of Sociological Thought
      • Researching Society and Culture

      For information on the modules you can take, please visit: Undergraduate Modules


      Optional Modules


      Please note these may be subject to change:

      • Learning, Development and Special Educational Needs
      • Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Lifelong Learning
      • Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring
      • Counselling: Concepts and Skills
      • Critical Issues in Social Work
      • Food: Critical Perspectives
      • Widening Participation in Higher Education
      • Dissertation in Lifelong Learning

        Students are also able to select modules from the Politics and International Studies Department and the Sociology Department.

      For information on the modules you can take, please visit: Undergraduate Modules


      Teaching, assessment and study support


      The degree is designed to be fully supportive to those who are new to university study, whatever your age. There are a variety of assessments and these may include coursework assignments, formal examinations, presentations and research projects. You can study between one and three 30 credit modules per year. You can expect to commit to around 10 hours a week for each module you take, which includes contact time and independent study. Tutors are experts in their field and have extensive teaching experience, including working with adult learners. Throughout your degree programme you will be provided with considerable support and guidance.


      How to apply


      Applications are now open. Please follow this link: Apply Now.


      Fees and Funding


      The University will charge Home students £1,540 for each 30 credit module in 2019-20. Fees for subsequent years of the course have yet to be confirmed.

      See Student fees and funding for more information and view potential additional fees. You can also download a copy of fee information for 2019-20 here.


      Location and Times


      Classes are on located on Main Campus, The University of Warwick. Times dependent on modules taken; please contact us for more details


      Further Information


      *The modules mentioned above may be subject to change.
      Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information and our Conditions of Offer document for more information on when you accept a place with the University.



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