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Social Science

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science)

Career opportunities

You can apply to universities for a Social Science or related degree course which can lead to careers in the statutory, private or voluntary sector:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration
  • Campaigning organisations
  • Central and local government
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Health & Social Care
  • Market research
  • Social Policy
  • Social welfare
  • Politics
  • Public relations
  • Public Services (see Access to Public Services)
  • Uniformed Services (see Access to Uniformed Services)

Acquiring the knowledge and skills to become a professional involves training and study at degree level but there is a range of vital support roles that require no set academic qualifications for which an Access Diploma is an ideal way to maximise your job prospects.

Who are Access Courses for?

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Access Courses are designed for people who would like to study at university but who left school without the usual qualifications, such as 'A' levels or GCSEs. They are also useful for changing career, entering employment supporting professionals and accessing work-based training.

Entry requirements - there are no specific entry requirements. We recommend you contact your preferred university to ask about their particular entry requirements before you start, so we can advise on the best pathway for you. We also provide Progression Awards to add to your Access Diploma.

How much does it cost? >>>

What do you study?

All Social Science pathways lead to the same qualification. It is the choice of Modules which results in your specialism.

Specialist subject areas include: Research Methods, Child Development & Welfare, Adolescence, Adulthood & Old Age, Social Conflict, Social Interaction, Psychopathology, Perspectives in Psychology, Issues in Social Work.

See full details >>> of the exact Course Modules and combination options.