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Access to Higher Education: Social Science - Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are interested in taking an in-depth look at human behaviour; crime and punishment; how crime and punishment are related to other social issues and why certain groups may be societally victimised.

You’ll learn a broad range of skills and knowledge across the social sciences. Over the year you will study the fascinating world of sociology, psychology and criminology, including units in:

  • Psychopathologies
  • Research methods in psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Memory
  • Sociology of crime and deviance
  • Criminology past and present
  • Penology and victimology.

You can expect the course to be a fantastic preparation for life at university. You’ll improve your research, analysis, evaluation and report writing skills and take part in discussion and debate with your fellow students.

You’ll have support from a personal tutor who will guide you through your studies and support you in your university application

How to apply for this course

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Location Date
111 Canal Street
Nottingham
NG1 7HB

Start: 4th October 2021

Course code: C000503 / Q002762

Qualification

CAVA Access to HE Diploma

Duration

1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C) including English and Maths (equivalents maybe considered for Maths). Relevant work experience will be considered as a substitute for a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification, plus GCSE English and Maths.

It is not possible to study both GCSE English and Maths on this course.

Assessment

Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university.

Progression

Choose to follow with a degree course in sociology, psychology, communications and society, criminology or similar.

Additional information

You may be eligible for funding for this course. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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