Certificate in Combined Studies (CertHE)

Our part-time Certificate in Combined Studies (CertHE) is a two-year course which is ideal for students looking for a flexible part-time programme of study. This course is equivalent to studying for the first year of a degree.

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How to apply

Before applying for this course please contact us to discuss your eligibility for direct entry to this course. 

Programme details

This course can be studied with or without a foundation year, and we recommend you discuss your options with us before applying.

Once enrolled you will study 120 credits over two years. These modules are chosen from core modules offered by the Department for Lifelong Learning and a variety of Level 1 modules from across the University.

You will engage in a range of learning activities outside of class time which are designed to develop and assess your learning over the duration of the programme.

The programme would suit you if you:

  • Have a general interest in developing you academic skills.
  • Are looking to gain a University award which can help with career prospects or progression.
  • Want to try out higher education study without committing to a full degree.
  • Would like to spend more time familiarising yourself with a range of subject areas before committing to a specific degree programme.

Programme length

Attendance on this course will be part-time for two years with the Department for Lifelong Learning, or four years part-time if studied with the foundation year.

University Taster Event

Join us on Wednesday 22nd of May 2024 for our university taster event. This is a free event for anyone 21 or over, without traditional university entry qualifications.