Access to Higher Education Diploma Humanities & Social Sciences

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Access to Higher Education Diploma
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Humanities & Social Sciences
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Shena Simon Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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Are you thinking of applying for a degree in humanities or social science but don't have the right qualifications you need for university? Don't worry – this Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Humanities is the ideal way to develop the foundational skills and relevant grades you'll need.

You'll cover a range of topics and units on this year-long course, focusing on two core subject areas: English and History. You could be looking at Renaissance History one day and then be learning how to appreciate a novel the next. You will also be studying the Atlantic Slave Trade and The Ancient Near East: Third Millennium. You'll also get the chance to focus on both poetry and plays, and how to write creative fiction.

As you balance a number of simultaneous assignments and deadlines, you'll be developing the important skills and abilities that are valued by university admissions tutors and potential employers. This includes being able to write academic essays, complete reliable research, and analyse documents, all of which you'll learn on this Access Diploma as you prepare for university.

GCSEs at grade C/4 or above / Functional skills at Level 2 or above in both Maths and English. You can study a GCSE alongside this diploma, if you do not have these grades in one subject or the other.

You'll be assessed continuously throughout this Access to Humanities Diploma. This will include academic essays, projects, presentations, seminars and exams.

With History and English as the foundation for this Access to Humanities Diploma, you'll find you have a huge choice of degree options to look at and apply for when you have completed this course. Progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship.

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Depending on your circumstances, you may need to pay tuition fees for this Access to Higher Education Diploma.

There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford your tuition at The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees.

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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.

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