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Humanities Access to HE Diploma


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  • Qualification

    Access to Higher Education

  • Location

    St John's Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Are you thinking of applying for a degree in humanities or social science but don’t have the right qualifications you need for university? Don’t worry – this Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Humanities is the ideal way to develop the foundational skills and relevant grades you’ll need.

You’ll cover a wide range of topics and units on this year-long course, focusing on two core subject areas: English and History. You could be looking at Renaissance History one day and then be learning how to appreciate a novel the next. As you explore poverty in contemporary Britain and race in society, you might also be studying the Atlantic Slave Trade and the Industrial Revolution. You’ll also get the chance to focus on both poetry and plays, and how to write creative fiction.

As you balance a number of simultaneous assignments and deadlines, you’ll be developing the important skills and abilities that are valued by university admissions tutors and potential employers. This includes being able to write academic essays, complete reliable research, and critically analyse documents, all of which you’ll learn on this Access Diploma as you prepare for university.

Continuing Your Journey

With History and English as the foundation for this Access to Humanities Diploma, you’ll find you have a huge choice of degree options to look at and apply for when you have completed this course.

They cover everything from social work and public services to creative writing, history and archaeology. Whichever route you choose, you’ll find a diverse range of career options open to you, with the knowledge and skills you’ll need for success.

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University information


  • Campus address

    Manchester College (The), Ashton Old Road, Manchester, MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER, M11 2WH, England

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