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The Access to Humanities pathway is a highly regarded Access course that offers students an opportunity to study a range of subjects, and supports students who wish to apply to university to study a variety of humanities-based degree courses. This course is for people who wish to study at higher education level in areas such as law, sociology, psychology, history, geography and many other areas. This is a one-year course contained within 3–4 days per week. This course is for mature students returning to education, or those wishing to pursue a different career route. A range of Academic Subject Content units are delivered from the following categories: sociology, psychology and English. A range of Academic Preparation Skills units are also offered.
How will I know how I am doing?
The course consists of 60 credits: 45 Academic Subject Content (ASC) credits graded at pass, merit or distinction, and 15 Academic Preparation Skills (APS) credits. You will be set assignments to gain these credits throughout the academic year. These will involve essay writing, tests/exams and presentations.
What do I need to join?
Applicants should already have secured a grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English to gain entry to the Access course. If applicants are currently studying GCSEs, they will need to have secured these (at a 4 grade minimum) by the course start date. Any applicants that believe they have GCSE equivalency should check with their university of choice if they meet their degree course entry requirements before making an application for Access.
What can I do next?
Career opportunities Degree courses in this area are wide ranging, and some of the areas that previous Access students have progressed into include: international relations and politics, architecture, sociology, law, psychology and English. These and many other degrees are offered nationally, but the main local providers of some of the courses are: The University of the West of England Bristol University Bath University University of Gloucestershire For more information about the university degrees and courses offered, please go to www.ucas.co.uk and click on 'course search', where all the courses available in the UK are listed, along with all the information required. The scope of this Access pathway is very wide, so please ask if you are unsure about which pathway would suit your intended study and career plans.
Fees information is available by contacting the Money Management Team on [email protected] Depending on your age and previous studies, you may be entitled to a reduction in fees and this can be discussed at interview. The Advanced Learning Loan is available for most 19+ applicants, dependent on your nationality/residency status (please check www.gov.uk for more information or contact MMS). In addition, there is a limited Bursary Fund available and MMS can help you apply and give you any information.
Course information last updated: Thursday 15th April 2021 @ 8.30am (6 hours ago)