CertHE Society and Culture

Society and Culture


The CertHE Society and Culture is a two year part-time course which is ideal for students with a general interest in contemporary society who are looking for a part-time course, including opportunities to study in the evening. This is a two year course which is equivalent to studying for the first year of a degree.

Certificate programme

Image of students readingThrough the study of real world case studies, this course explores some fundamental aspects of society and culture. It offers a rich and stimulating curriculum which gives students a fresh perspective on the world they live in, and a variety of new tools with which to think about their place in society. Modules studied on the course explore different aspects of society and culture today, including the ways in which our perception of space, time and identity shapes or impacts upon our everyday lives.

There is an emphasis on discussion and the sharing and development of different ideas about society and culture. This is an approach which suits many mature learners, makes the most of the great diversity of experience which our students bring to their studies, and provides a range of opportunities for you to learn with and learn from your fellow students. The programme as a whole enables students to develop academic and transferable skills which can help both with career development and progression to further HE study.

This Certificate in Society and Culture is designed for mature students who wish to study at University, but who are not able or do not wish to commit to a full undergraduate degree programme. It is structured in such a way that students study as part of a dedicated community of learning within the Department for Lifelong Learning, whilst simultaneously having access to all the benefits of study within the wider University.

Applicants to this course will need to demonstrate potential to succeed at this level of study, but formal entry qualifications are not required as we consider a range of factors including previous work, life and educational experience. Numeracy and literacy skills will be assessed as part of the interview process for this course.

Applicants who are considering using this course as a stepping stone to further degree level study are advised to discuss their aims with us at interview so we can advise on the potential progression pathways available. Subject to agreement with individual departments we may be able to support progression into subject areas including Archaeology, History, English, Music, Philosophy an

Attendance and length of programme

Attendance on this course will be part-time for two years with the Department for Lifelong Learning (DLL).

Modules are held in both the day time and the evening with the possibility of very occasional weekend field trips.

Teaching and learning methods

During the course a number of teaching methods may be used, including:

  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • On line activities
  • Revision workshops
  • Field trips

Programme details

The links below will take you to  more detailed information:

About the programme structure

About the certificate

Programme Code: ACEU085

To apply for this course

As this is a part-time course you will apply through our online application form using the programme code: ACEU085, but before you apply please carefully read this information: