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BA (Hons) 2+2 Social Studies

If you don't 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. All students start with the BA (Hons) Social Studies and are then able to transfer to the more specialised BA (Hons) Health and Social Policy in your 3rd year if you wish.

Over 2000 local adult return learners have graduated on our 2+2 programme.

The degree takes four years to complete. The first two years are at one of our partner colleges, enabling you to gain confidence in coping with academic study, presentation skills and study skills in a local environment. You will then study years three and four at the University of Warwick.

The BA (Hons) Social Studies degree is designed to give a broad understanding of some of the key academic subjects which are normally grouped together under the general term of social studies or social sciences.

These subjects include:

  • sociology
  • health and social policy
  • business studies
  • lifelong learning
  • gender studies
  • politics

When starting a social studies degree, you might be uncertain which area to specialise in. However, you will not need to make this decision immediately. As this is a flexible degree, you spend the first two years on the social studies pathway and then make a decision about which subjects you would like to pursue at the end of year two. You will also have the opportunity to transfer to the BA (Hons) Health and Social Policy degree at this point.

This video was filmed in March 2018

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Key Facts

Starts: September 2019

Level: Undergraduate

Length: Four Years (Full Time)

Venue: Partner college/campus

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Success Stories

"I think it is the best decision you can make, as l believe anybody can achieve if they really want to, provided they are given the opportunity to try."

Nicolie, Graduate 2017