Access to HE Diploma: Social Science

When and Where

Dates
9 Sep 2019 - 25 Jun 2020 (459 hours, 34 weeks)
Days and times
Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 13:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00
Thursday 13:30 - 16:00
Thursday 10:30 - 12:30
Location
Morley College London

Cost

Full fee
£3022 Student loan information
Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

Availability
Yes
Tutor
Charles Mensah, Denise Tyson, Katherine Frieda, Ronit Dassa
Course code
XSS001A

This course may be free. To find out if you are eligible for the Advanced Learner Loan and Fee Remission, click here

What you will learn

An Access to HE Diploma in Social Science at Morley College London could be your first step towards studying at university and help you get onto your desired career path. The course will equip you with a thorough grounding in the principles and practical skills required for a wide range of courses within this subject area, with various aspects of law, sociology and psychology covered in class. You will have regular and detailed feedback from your course tutor, and receive help and guidance through the university application process. Students from this programme have progressed to related degree courses in a variety of subjects; such as Sociology, Economics, International Relations, Psychology, Counselling, Criminology, Anthropology, Developmental Studies, Cultural Studies, Education, Social Work, Law and many more.

Class format and activities

You will be studying 4 subjects: Psychology, Sociology, Law and Study skills. You will be learning the following modules in these subjects:
•Study Skills (note taking, research skills, essay writing, presentation, report writing, exam skills and more)
•Law (crime and deviance , negligence law: duty of care in the law, contractual law, the protection of human rights and elements of a crime)
•Sociology (introduction to sociology, education of sociology, sociolgy of health, sociology of the family and crime and deviance)
•Psychology (intoduction to psychology, psychological Abnormality, developmental psychology and social psychology)

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

•You must be aged 19 or over.
• You should have GCSEs in Maths and English (grades A – C) or a recognised equivalent. You will need these two qualifications in addition to the Access to HE Diploma to progress to most university courses.
• In addition to completing the Access diploma, universities expect Social Work candidates to have undertaken professional and/or voluntary work in an area relevant to social work.

For all entry requirements for our Access to Higher Education Diplomas please visit the page in the top menu. You will also find information outlining different funding options for the course.

What you need to know before you enrol

Your Access course will be very enjoyable, but also requires real dedication and commitment if you are going to succeed. Your course requires attendance around two and a half days a week. The course runs from the beginning of September to the end of June. We endeavour to prepare students for the demands of a University degree course in just nine short months. It is therefore essential that you think about how you are going to balance work, family and social life with your studies. You will be expected to do regular reading and written work on top of attendance in classes. We strive to make the courses as stimulating as possible for everyone, but it does require hard-work and determination on your part.

What you will need for your class

Pen and paper are all you need and other resources are provided.

What you can do next

Students from this programme have progressed to social science related degree courses including Sociology, Economics and Social Research, Psychology, Counselling, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Media, Anthropology, Political Science, Development Studies, Education, Social Work and Law and many more.