Humanities & Social Sciences

If you’re fascinated by the way the world works and amazed at how the human mind functions, then any one of our courses in humanities and social sciences is likely to interest you and lead you to a number of exciting and extremely varied career opportunities.

Courses in this subject area are all about expanding your knowledge and exploring ideas, whether they relate to our society, our laws, the way we think or the way we act. With our expert course tutors and incredible choice of topics across the department, you’ll be exploring insights from the past to face the challenges of the future, and developing a host of skills that will benefit any career.

  • Whether you’re studying an A level or Access to Higher Education Diploma, you’ll benefit from our fully equipped, well-resourced classrooms alongside access to an extensive range of up-to-date materials and literature to give you the best insights into your chosen subject.

  • Although the majority of our humanities and social sciences courses are classroom-based, you’ll still have some fantastic opportunities to attend specific events and workshops – such as the Law and Criminology Conference – and take part in engaging visits to a number of relevant locations. You’ll also benefit from the incredibly diverse background of our teachers and the outstanding pass rates of our A level courses.

  • Whether you’re an aspiring lawyer or an eager historian, there’s a wide range of courses in humanities and social science to help you on your way to amazing! You might want begin with a Level 2 Skills Certificate in the subject, or jump straight into a specific A level. We’ve even got a range of Access to Higher Education Diplomas if you’re returning to college.

  • All of our A levels, like media studies, psychology and history, are taught at our Shena Simon Campus right in Manchester's city centre. You’ll also find our other specialist courses and Access to Higher Education Diplomas in the city centre, over at our St. John’s Centre on the edge of Spinningfields.

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Careers in Social and Community Work

Level 3

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Skills for Social Sciences and Humanities Level 2 Cert

Level 2

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Government and Politics

Level 3

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The course and tutors allowed me to gain a better understanding of what I wanted to do at university and later in life and the skills and knowledge I gained in these classes have been transferable into my studies and also my work. The College were really helpful throughout my studies and since leaving and I feel like you wouldn’t get the same support from other colleges.

Lilly Houston • A level sociology, media studies and film studies

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