When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Multiple
  • Course Code W23HMSG01A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

An Access to HE Diploma in Humanities 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 skills required for a wide range of Humanities based degree courses, with subjects including literature and philosophy 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 a wide range of related degree courses, such as History, English language, English Lit, Philosophy, Creative Writing, Journalism, Anthropology, Politics, Classics and many more.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Study Skills: Note taking, research skills, essay writing, and presentation
  • History (option): The industrial revolution,The Enlightenment, Trans-Atlantic slave trade, Civil rights in the USA and Israel and Palestine
  • Philosophy (option): Epistemology, Greek Philosophy, Ethics, Poltical Philopsophy, Elementary logic and reasoning
  • English Literature (option): Poetry, modern drama, short fiction and a Shakespeare play
  • Creative Writing (option): writing fiction, writing drama, writing autobiography and review writing

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: Access to HE Diploma (Humanities) [OCNLR]

Class format and activities

There is one compulsory module which you will have to complete called 'Study Skills'. There are four options available of which you have to complete three: - English Literature - History - Philosophy - Creative Writing Achievement on your course will be measured by completion of assignments/portfolios. Your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes will be reviewed throughout the course. At the start of the course you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals with your tutor and how you wish to progress.

Entry requirements

- You must be aged 19 or over. - You should have GCSEs in 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 university.

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, but you will require to spend at least 15 hours a week in independent study. 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. For further information please email: humanities.enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk

What you need

Smartphone or laptop / tablet with WiFi

What you can do next

Students from this programme have progressed to a variety of humanities related degree courses including History, Philosophy, English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Cultural Studies, Politics, Anthropology, Classics and many more.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • This course may be available for free, or via a Student Loan