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What will I learn?


Our Access to HE: Sociology and Psychology course is a nationally recognised qualification, designed for people who lack the formal qualifications required for direct entry into university. By studying these subjects, you will gain a better understanding of the dynamics of emotions, relationships and behaviours, whilst developing your essay writing skills to fully prepare you for the academic rigours of studying at degree level. You will be in college three days a week.

What will I study?

Within this course, students will cover a range of disciplines, these may include:

  • Law and crime
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Psychology
  • Research projects
  • Social behaviour
  • Sociology
  • The media

What can I do next?

Following successful completion of this diploma, students will be able to progress to university to study a number of pathways, including psychology, sociology, social sciences and social studies. Make sure that you check with the university you wish to study at that they accept this course for your desired pathway.

Which department am I in?

West Herts College

Study options

Full Time (33 weeks)

Tuition fees
To be Confirmed
Start date

Expected September 2022


Hemel Hempstead Campus


Hemel Hempstead,


HP1 1HD, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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