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Access to HE: Social Sciences (Psychology Sociology and Criminology)

  • 1 Year | Full Time
  • Suffolk New College (Ipswich)
  • Level 3 | Vocational

Course overview

The study programme is designed for those who wish to progress onto a degree programme, and students must be aged 19+ at the time of enrolment.

This study programme in total contains 60 credits, 45 credits at Level 3 and graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and 15 at Level 3 graded at Pass or Ungraded.
There are 18 credits in Psychology, 9 credits in Criminology, 12 credits in Sociology and 6 credits for a subject-based Research Project.

The Psychology units include:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Basic Counselling Theory
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Valuing Diversity

There will also be a subject-based Research project.

The Criminology units include Crime & Deviance and Offender Profiling.

The Sociology units include Sociology of the Family – Household and Family Structure and Sociology of Education.

There will be additional study skills units in:

  • HE Study Skills
  • Ethics
  • Critical Thinking

A variety of assessments is used which includes essays, posters, case studies, presentations, exams, and portfolio evidence. You will be in College for 2 days on a Monday and Tuesday from 09:00am – 5:00pm for the Access to HE Diploma, plus half a day for English or maths.

What careers can I go into if I complete the access social science course?

  • Law & Criminology justice
  • Teaching
  • Psychology
  • Mental health nursing
  • Journalism and broadcasting
  • Politics

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Course highlights

  • Progress onto a degree
  • Ages 19+
  • Level 3 Social Science units
  • Study skills for uni

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