Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science), Level 3

Course overview

Why do we behave the way we do? What makes us happy, jealous, angry or sad? Are we free or controlled by society, government and the media? When you choose to study an Access Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) you will be encouraged to ask thought-provoking questions about human behaviour and the way we choose to live our lives. It is a fascinating subject, but especially suitable if you are thinking of a career that involves working with people, such as Social Work, Community Outreach, Policing or working with charities.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from any adult who wishes to move into higher education, regardless of age. Ideally you will have either GCSE English or maths at grade C or above but alternative qualifications are considered, including our own Access Foundation course. You will also be asked to attend an interview where you will have the opportunity to discuss your options and decide on the most suitable course.

Course Modules

- Criminology
- Psychology
- Social policy
- Sociology
- Academic Study Skills

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a variety of methods including essays, exams, seminars and reports.

What can I do next

You can progress onto a broad range of academic and vocational higher education courses at a Foundation Degree, HND or BA (Hons) level.