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Access to HE Humanities & Social Science Level 3

Level 3

Key Facts

Level:Level 3

Full-time/part-time:Full time

Duration:1 Year

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:SPL0006AA1

The Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Pathway is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for Higher Education. The course is tailored to improve confidence in lectures, seminars and discussion groups as well as writing essays.  It is an intensive course intended for mature students (minimum age 19 years) and is especially intended for those who are returning to education after several years or looking for a ‘new start’.

Most students study Psychology and Sociology but there are options to combine one of these subjects with either History or English Literature.  Should you choose to do this, however, you would have to extend your attendance at college beyond the three days.

Successful completion of the course is designed to allow you direct entry into Higher Education after one year of study (as opposed to the two years of the A level route) on to a wide range of degree courses such as Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, Politics, Social Science etc.  The vast majority of students achieve a place at their first choice institution and whilst most mature students elect to study locally at one of Lincoln’s two universities previous students have obtained places at UK wide universities including the prestigious ‘Russell Group’ institutions including Cambridge, Edinburgh, Bristol, Durham etc.

You will need Mathematics and English GCSE (minimum grade 4 or equivalent) prior to enrolling on the programme.  You will also be required to complete a diagnostic test.

Assessment is a combination of written assessments and assignments.

Fees listed are for those aged 19 years and over only. Fees are subject to change, concessions may apply. Please note that where stated, fees are for the first year of a course only. Please contact us for information and advice.


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