Applied Social Science with Law
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
Learners must be 19 years or older upon starting the course.
When you apply, you will be asked to complete an online survey to check that this is the right course for you.
You will be invited to an Access to HE applicant event, an informal interview and you will need to complete a maths and English assessment.
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.
You will study application of numbers and English skills 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 and types of social inequalities. The role of medicine in society is also analysed.
Psychology starts with an introductory unit looking at methods and ethics of research and approaches. You will also explore topics like mental illness, social processes (such as conformity and obedience), and the psychology of criminal investigations.
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.