University of Wales
Social Studies CertHE
University of Wales

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts


Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29821 £25150 £29857
25-75 percentile range £24771 - £35770 £18886 - £32933 £21689 - £41100

Course Description

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.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

**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.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Social Studies, CertHE, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Social Studies CertHE

EU £9000 year 1
England UK £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

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

About University of Wales

The University of Wales (UW) is a confederal university located in Cardiff, Wales. This university was the very first to exist in Wales, and now operates a highly rated research centre, the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. In addition, UW also has a centre used for studying and conferences in Gregynog, Newtown.

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Where is this programme taught

Carmarthen Campus
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