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 sent an Applicant Guide and recorded presentation.
You will also be invited to an Access to HE applicant event at the Stevenage campus where you will 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 psychology, sociology, criminology, police studies, social policy, and social science with humanities courses.
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 such as sociology, criminology and psychology.
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 a core subject: HE Skills. This will cover a number of units designed to develop your skills in preparation for university study. You will also learn three specialist subjects: Sociology, Psychology, and Criminology.
Sociology starts with an introductory unit before moving on to specialist units including the sociology of media and education.
Psychology also starts with an introductory unit. Other units focus on cognitive psychology, child development, and social psychology. looking at methods and ethics of research and approaches to behaviour.
Criminology begins with an introductory unit before focusing on the sociology of crime and victim studies. 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 course’s final weeks, you will complete a piece of research on a topic of your choice.