Social Studies

Access to HE Sociology and Criminology - Y038

Hamilton Campus Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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Access to HE Sociology and Criminology is a full level 3 qualification. When you achieve this qualification you will be able to progress onto university. You will study here at 12 Quays Campus for 2 days a week.

You will need to know which university (or College) you wish to progress to as applications are made through UCAS in September.

Course Details

During the course you will study two core modules:

  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • you will also study Law.
  • Some of the modules you will study include:

    • Homicide
    • Sociological explanations of crime
    • Feminism and the Household
    • Crime scene analysis
    • Terrorism and the State

      You will need to achieve 60 credits to gain a Level 3 Access to HE Diploma. You will study a total of 20 units all worth 3 credits each. You can gain a Pass, Merit or Distinction for each unit.

      Some Higher Education courses ask for a certain number of Merits or Distinctions to gain a place on their courses.

    Entry Guidelines

    This course is for students aged 19plus.

    4 GCSEs including English and Mathematics at Grade 4/C or above or Pre Access and English and Maths at Grade 4/C or above.

    You will be interviewed and be able to demonstrate your understanding of the career you want to progress to.

    Satisfactory interview and assessment (written/comprehension task).

    If you wish to pursue a career in Social Work you will also need current and relevant experience of working/volunteering in a social care setting.

    Office use only. Non Standard 44b.
    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed through assignments set such as essays, academic posters, reports, research tasks, timed assessments and presentations.

    Additional Information

    You will be required to complete a written task and which you will bring with you to interview. Evidence must be presented of qualifications.

    Where can I progress to?

    Once completed you will be able to progress to University to study subjects related to Sociology, Criminology, Social Studies etc.

    Did you know you can study Higher Education at Wirral Met College?
  • Our Higher Education provision has significantly lower fees than Universities (currently £7500 for full time degree)
  • Our degrees are validated by our partner universities and your degree is awarded by one of the following:
  • University of Liverpool
  • Chester University
  • University of Central Lancaster
    We offer a £500 bursary for each year of study to those students who have been previous students for the last 2 years or have an income below £25,000.
    We are on your doorstep, with public transport to each campus.
    We offer timetables that allow you to continue in work or meet caring commitments.
    We have smaller class sizes, meaning you will have more contact time with your tutors.
    We can support you both academically and personally to make sure you reach your full potential.

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    If you are aged 19 or over:

    If you are aged 19+ and living in the Liverpool City Region (inc Wirral), many courses will be free. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, this course may be free. Terms & conditions apply.

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

    Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

    If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

    Fee : £3022.00

    This is a full level 3 course

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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