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Access to HE Diploma in Psychosocial Studies

Start Date Length Attendance Campus Course Code
11/09/2017 36 Weeks Daytime Stratford Campus PR000353 Apply Now

What is involved?

This course will give you a thorough grounding in the policies, theories and practice of Psychology and Sociology. You will explore the history of both disciplines and discuss some of the original key theories such as Marx and Freud. You will study aspect of abnormal psychology and personality whilst developing your knowledge of group behaviour from a psychological perspective.


Furthermore, in Sociology you will study the development of culture and religion and identify how this has changed within the UK. You will be introduced to the research and theories relating to social inequalities. Also you will undertake a core programme of study which is designed to ensure you have the fundamental study skills in Numeracy and literacy for Higher Education.


What will my career options be?

Most students progress into Higher Education from this course studying a Psychology or Sociology based subject. You will receive advice and guidance during the course on your progression and help with your UCAS application.
You may wish to go into employment as this is a level 3 course and the equivalent of A-levels.

What is the cost?

The Home fee TBC
In some instances a course may be free - please refer to the 'What do I Need to Pay' screen for more information.

The information which describes this course was accurate at the time of publication. Newham College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any part of the programmes, locations, facilities and costs at any time.


What do I need?

If you have an up to date level 2 course (obtained within the last three years) and evidence of level 2 literacy and numeracy then you will be able to take part on the course.

As most of our students have been out of education for the last few years, every student is given an intial assessment in literacy and numeracy which will act as evidence for entry. You will take part in these tests before you begin the course and it is required that you achieve level 2 in both of these tests.
If you do not meet the criteria then the college has a range of programmes open to you.