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Course summary

The Social Studies Certificate in Higher Education allows students to explore both Sociology and Advocacy in practice and prepares students academically for the needs of the two-degree courses. Students considering this programme are also guided to explore the associated degree progression points: Advocacy (BA) Sociology (BA) This initial year of study allows students to explore issues such as culture, media, health and social care, wellbeing, and a range of social factors will be explored including ideas about forms of disability, gender, the role of media, crime, multi-agency working, the role of social care and welfare, social justice and inclusion. Why choose Social Studies at UWTSD? 1. This certificate focuses on exploring sociology and advocacy in practice to deliver equity and equality in society. 2. The lecturing team consider that empowering learners is central to the ideology of the award. 3. Opportunities for developing Higher Education Skills for progression on BA Advocacy or BA Sociology. 4. Supportive lecturing team who have a wide range of experience in practice. 5. Research active staff who also engage in theory and practice in the sector alongside visiting speakers from a wide set of organisations.


Year One - Level 4 (Cert HE) • Agency, Empowerment and Anti-Oppressive Practice (20 credits; compulsory) • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Multi-Agency Working: Policy in Practice (20 credits; compulsory) • Understanding Society: An Introduction to Sociological Theory (20 credits; compulsory) • Who are We: Culture and Identity (20 credits; compulsory).

Assessment method

No exams in this programme. Written Assignments, Seminar Presentations, Reports, Reflective Diaries, Leaflets and Video Documentaries; these assessment methods link with the development of employability skills.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Social Studies at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS