Applied Social Science with Law
Learners must be 19 years or older upon starting the course.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but to ensure the course is right for you at this time when you apply you will be invited to an Access to HE applicant event at the Stevenage campus where you will hear more about the course and complete two 15-minute diagnostics in maths and English. Following this, you will be sent some tasks to complete in your own time, and you will be invited to complete an informal (phone) interview.
University including courses in social sciences and humanities such as criminology, psychology, sociology, social policy, literature, religious studies and history
Paid employment in the sector
This one-year course will give you the skills and knowledge so you can apply for degree-level study in social science subjects (sociology, criminology and psychology), law and a range of humanities courses.
Perfect for people interested in: career development; changing field; further education; getting back into study
This course is assessed through written and verbal assignments, and exams. You will study Application of Number and the wider skills required for university (in our HE Skills sessions), as well as three specialist subjects:
Sociology starts with an introductory unit looking at theories and methods in the discipline. You will then explore units related to social aspects of crime, including knife crime, health and illness, and religion.
Psychology starts with an introductory unit looking at methods and ethics of research and approaches to behaviour. You will also explore topics like mental illness, social processes (such as conformity and obedience), and cognitive psychology.
Law starts with exploring the philosophical foundations of law. Further units involve the study of the principles underpinning government, the functioning of the English court system, law relating to business, and criminal and family law.
In addition to these specialist subjects, you will study how to promote your own and others’ well-being and build resilience. This will help you cope with the demands of the course and your future career.
In the final weeks of the course, you will complete a piece of research on a topic of your choice.