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Ulster University Access Diploma in Social Sciences

Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time
22/23
P10012_SS
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Overview

The Access Diploma offers a diverse range of Social Science subjects and is aimed at adult learners who would like to progress to university education. The course provides entry into higher education and also improves professional employment opportunities. The programme of study provides learners with an interesting, supportive and enjoyable learning environment in which they can become better learners. The Access Diploma course is equivalent to 3 A Levels on successful completion.

This course provides learners with a varied range of social science based subjects along with a detailed and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of these. Learners studying this course learn about social issues and social problems, how modern society operates and how human people behave. The course can be studied either full-time or part-time.

Students study 7 modules. The first half of the course students will study 3 modules at Level 2. The second half of the course students will study 4 modules at Level 3. Final Award is based on successful achievement of Level 3 modules.

  • Unit : Communications
  • Unit : Mathematics
  • Unit : Study & Digital Skills
  • Unit : Sociology
  • Unit : Psychology
  • Unit : Human Biology
  • Unit : Making Sense of Modern Society

Applicants must be 19 years or over by the start date, and ideally be out of formal education for at least one full year. Applicants are interviewed to assess suitability regarding academic focus, motivation, commitment and drive, higher education goals and career aspirations; they do not require academic qualifications or profile, or recent experience of formal education. Applicants are individually assessed and composite scored, based on a short interview along with English and Maths assessments, which must reflect the required standard.

Learners will learn particularly through lectures and tutorials, and will be assessed by assignments, examinations, presentations and practicals.

Access courses are equivalent to A levels and are an increasingly popular way to advance into higher education at a local university or further education college. Most Access learners choose to study Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. However, learners can also enrol onto any Social Science or Humanities related course such as Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, Politics, Law, Media, Youth and Community Work or English Literature and even some specialist Science courses.

*The fees quoted are payable for each year.

2 Available Sessions

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

dungannon

Full-Time

P3012DF10A

Session Code

1 Year(s)

Duration

Further Education

Mode of Study

18

Hours per Week

34

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

01/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee N/A

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

dungannon

Part-Time

P3012DP10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Further Education

Mode of Study

9

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

21/09/2022

Start Date

09:30-18:30

Time

Wednesday

Day/s

Total Full Fee £450.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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