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Social Science 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 Social Science is the ideal way to develop the foundational skills and relevant grades you’ll need.

During this year-long diploma, you’ll study modules in psychology, sociology and criminology. You will cover sociological theory, education, non-verbal communication and crime causation. You’ll also develop all the skills you’ll need for success at university too, including setting targets and reflective practice, critical analysis, debate and research skills. This will ensure you’ll fully prepared to continue your journey and face any challenge as you advance onto a higher-level course.

Continuing Your Journey

This Access to Higher Education course is designed specifically to give you the qualifications needed to advance onto a university-level course, and you’ll be able to do exactly that when you have completed it. You’ll find a wide range of degrees to choose from in criminology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, midwifery, nursing and life sciences, along with other science degree programmes here at The Manchester College.

You could also use this qualification as a stepping stone into a career in the public sector such as psychiatry, counselling, teaching (further education), and probation. Learners also progress onto careers in non-statutory organisations such as charities working with substance misuse and overseas aid organisations.

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University information


  • Campus address

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

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