Access to HE - Social Science
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Access courses


CU Coventry (Coventry)

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CU Coventry


The Social Science Access course sets out to offer adult returners a coherent, integrated and supported year of study in science. Learners will gain the knowledge, awareness, skills and confidence necessary for successful entry into a relevant undergraduate degree.

Why choose this course?

Access programmes are designed for students who have not had the opportunity to access higher education via traditional routes. Our course will give you the opportunity to attain some of the tools you will need to complete one of our degree programmes. As well as some subject specific knowledge, we will prepare you in the fundamentals of study skills, numeracy and literacy.

What will I learn?

  • Psychological Theories and Methods
  • Developmental and Social Psychology
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Criminal Justice System and Criminal Law
  • Sociology 

Entry requirements

Access courses are designed for students who have not had the opportunity to access higher education, so formal qualifications are not mandatory.

As part of the application process, an interview and a literacy and numeracy assessment will be required so that our tutors are satisfied that you can benefit from the course and be able to cope with the future requirements of studying in higher education.

Successfully completing an access course will guarantee progression onto a relevant degree course at CU Coventry.

Fees and funding

The fee for 2021-22 is £3,022. If you're aged 19+ funding is available through the Advanced Learners Loan.

How to apply

You can apply for this programme by completing our online application form.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Successful completion of the Access to Social Science course at CU Coventry would guarantee a place onto any degree programme with us.

You could also progress on to a degree at other institutions, such as psychology, subject to meeting specific entry criteria.


Successful completion of the Access to HE Social Science course at CU Coventry could obtain you a place on the following degree programmes with us:

You could potentially obtain a place on the following degree programmes with us subject to you meeting the additional entry requirements. Please see the subject pages for more information.

Duration and delivery

Attendance is required from Monday to Thursday from 9am-2:30pm.

How will I be assessed?

Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university. These may include an extended essay, timed assessments under controlled conditions and report writing.

In order to achieve the Access to Higher Education Diploma, you must achieve 60 credits at level 3. The grades available will be Pass, Merit and Distinction.

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