Humanities Direct Entry Course


This Intensive Course takes place over 4 weeks, from mid-August to mid-September in Swansea City Centre (UWTSD Mount Pleasant Campus).

The course is specifically designed to prepare its participants for direct entry into a Humanities degree at UWTSD. The course provides expert tuition in academic skills, reading and writing for university, and research and skills-development for university education.

This course is aimed at those that have been out of education for some time, and those for whom school was not the appropriate environment to fulfil their academic potential.

 You may have left school at 16 and are now thinking about the possibilities inherent in studying at university level.

You may have completed school or college studies but did not believe that university was the best option for you at the time, but are now thinking of getting back into education at a higher level.

Or you may have found the school environment inappropriate to your interests and way of thinking, but have realised that the greater freedom and focus of university study is the best option for you. .

Many students find the idea of university intimidating and hence do not recognise their potential to succeed at university level.

The Direct Entry course will work with each student individually to explore their potential for university study and prepare them to start their studies at university level.

The Direct Entry Course is specifically designed for entry to the Humanities at UWTSD (Lampeter campus). The Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts is proud of its rich heritage, forward-thinking approach to study, and its ability to equip students with the relevant skills to progress and succeed in a wide range of careers.

In the humanities, each student is given the opportunity to explore according to their interests and be independent learners and researchers, not only within the curriculum in modules such as the Dissertation, but also through initiatives like Student Researcher, or becoming an intern in a local museum.

Lecturers and students work collaboratively in discussion and debate, informing one another and encompassing views and ideas outside of their own. By becoming independent thinkers and proactive researchers, students gain experience and develop skills that will make them extremely appealing to employers.

At UWTSD Humanities you can study Modern History, Medieval Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, Classics, Ancient History, Chinese Studies, Creative Writing, English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theology, International Development, Economics, Politics and Heritage Studies.

UWTSD Humanities is based on UWTSD’s Lampeter Campus, the oldest university campus in Wales. Lampeter is a picturesque campus, delivering a unique and personalised learning experience in beautiful rural Wales. Contrary to the typical student lifestyle, Lampeter offers an alternative, refreshing university experience, where every student can make a visible difference to their local community, through both university and town projects.

The Direct Entry Course lasts 4 weeks, from the 15th of August 2017 to the 9th of September 2017, and takes place in UWTSD’s Mount Pleasant campus in Swansea City Centre.

The classes take place on Tuesdays (6-8pm), Thursdays (6-8pm) and Saturdays (2-5pm).

You will experience a combination of seminars, lectures, workshops and one-to-one tuition. All lecturers are academics within the Humanities with ample experience of tutoring students from non-traditional education backgrounds.

As part of the course, you will be required to complete a portfolio of assessments. Upon successful completion to the required standard for entry into a Humanities degree, you will be issued with a certificate of participation and an offer to study for one of our Humanities BA degrees.

If you do not complete the course to the required standard for direct entry, you will be given the option to enter into the Gateway into the Humanities programme, which is a longer-term preparation course for entry into a Humanities degree.

The course is free of charge to all participants over 18. Places are limited, so you will need to apply and book your place.

Fill in the application form here.

One of our Admissions Officers will be in touch with you shortly with more information.