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The Part-Time Humanities Degree 2014

The Part-time Degree programme is aimed at those who, because of work, family or other commitments choose to study on a part-time basis. The programme can enable you to study and achieve your goals while still continuing with your everyday life.

Over the last 23 years, the Part-time Degree has seen 420 people graduate from the programme gaining a qualification that can aid their careers and/or provide a sense of achievement and self-fulfilment.

On our programme you can study Part-time for a Degree in Humanities, English or History. A number of courses are available in a variety of subjects which allows you to compile a programme of study best suited to your needs or interests. You need to study two courses per year and in this way you can complete an Honours degree in six years.

It is possible to study in one of fifteen venues – Swansea University, Singleton Park Campus;  South Wales Miners' Library, The Phoenix Centre, Townhill;  Forge Fach Community Resource Centre, Clydach; Canolfan Y Bont, Pontarddulais; DOVE Workshop, Banwen; Neath Port Talbot College, Queen Street Centre, Neath;  Glynneath Training Centre, Glynneath; Community Development Centre (CDC) The Sandfields, Port Talbot; Felinfoel Community Education Centre, Llanelli; The Black Mountain Centre, Brynaman; Betws Primary School, Ammanford; Bloomfield Centre, Narberth; Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest and Pembroke Dock Community Learning Centre.  A student can choose to mix and match the venues to suit their own needs.

In DACE we are committed to developing different methods of course delivery.  Students studying at certain venues in Pembrokeshire will be taught by a video-link from Swansea University. This enables students from an even wider geographical area and with different study requirements to access more subject choices on the programme  Students studying via video-conferencing also receive face-to-face teaching.

We recognise that students returning to study after a length of time may have particular requirements in terms of study support. In order to make the transition a smooth one we offer our part-time degree students an extensive study support service. During early September, we offer FREE Academic  Support Sessions before the part-time degree commences.  Throughout the academic year Study Support Workers are available on request to help students with any study skills issues.  Time-tabled Study Skills sessions are also available on campus and at community venues.  Additionally,  students have access to the Student On-line Support site  (SOS) - this is a web-based learning environment which includes study skills advice and other useful information.

Help with module choices and careers advice is also available throughout the degree. Employability Sessions are timetabled but can also be set-up on request. One-to-one careers and educational guidance appointments can also be made with one of our experienced Guidance Workers at any time throughout the academic year.

At DACE we have an excellent group of tutors who in addition to being experts in their own disciplines are also committed to the education of adults and to wider participation in general. They have a fundamental role in enthusing students and it is largely due to their expertise that students are able to keep on-track, motivated and also get the most from their studies.

For more information and to add your contact details to our mailing list for the 2014 brochure - contact 01792 295499/602211  j.p.brown@swansea.ac.uk

Why not try our BA Degree Preparation Programme in Humanities starting April 2014? For more information visit BA Degree Preparation Programme in Humanities 2014 or contact 01792 602534/602211.