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Course summary

By studying a Professional Studies degree, you will gain a qualification grounded in the skills that employers value in professional roles today. Designed with the world of work in mind, this course is particularly relevant if you can bring work experience to your studies. You will learn about key contemporary issues such as globalisation, diversity, and technology. The course content is developed to apply to the world of work and encompasses professional and project strands which focus on skills relevant to employers. You can choose to specialise in a particular area of professional development:

  • business management
  • child and family studies
  • learning and teaching
  • creative writing
The course allows you to fit study alongside your work and family commitments. You’ll be taught by friendly and supportive staff, experienced in working with adult learners and with substantial professional experience. There is the opportunity to extend your studies through either a year in industry or a year abroad, where you can gain valuable skills and experience for career development. We know that many mature and part-time students face unique challenges including balancing academic study with family and employment commitments. For that reason, the Lifelong Learning Centre provides specialised guidance, advice, and support to mature and part-time students, from pre-application through to graduation and beyond.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths, or equivalent. Priority is given to applicants who live permanently in the UK and who meet at least 2 of the following criteria: * Your permanent address is in a neighbourhood with low progression to higher education. * You attended a school which achieved less than the national average of five A*-C (9-4) passes at GCSE. * You grew up in public care. * The residual income of your household is less than £25,000. * You will be the first member of your immediate family (excluding older brothers or sisters or your own children) to achieve a degree. *Your studies have been adversely affected by circumstances in your personal, social or domestic life. We actively encourage applications from mature students. Further consideration will be given to the life experience of mature applicants and the circumstances in which they gained prior qualifications.

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

For further information please see
Professional Studies at University of Leeds - UCAS