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Access to HE – Classroom Based Humanities & Social Sciences (Social Work & Criminal Justice) Level 3 Diploma Sept

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This course is an exciting one-year full-time or two-year part-time option that prepares you for university study and facilitates opportunities for professional advancement and personal development.

The Social Work and Criminal Justice pathway provides an excellent foundation for the acquisition of academic skills and subject knowledge, and successful completion will allow you to apply to universities in the region and beyond.

In recent years, students have progressed to undergraduate courses in Social Work, Psychology (including Forensic and Social Psychology) Law; Criminology; Criminal Justice; Policing, Counselling and Early Years.

The university destinations of our students include York, Sheffield Hallam, York St John, Lincoln, Leeds Beckett, Leeds Trinity, Nottingham Trent, Northumbria, Huddersfield and Hull. If you want to stay local, there are also degree options within the University Centre, Doncaster.

For further information and to discuss career progression contact: Penelope.lane@don.ac.uk

  • Duration

    One year full-time; two years part-time.

Subjects and topics studied on the course include:

Psychology: Psychological Perspectives; Child Development; Psychological Profiling; and Behaviour and the Brain.
Criminology: Theoretical Perspectives in Criminology; Current Issues in Criminology.
Social Policy: The Welfare State; Poverty in Contemporary Britain.
Sociology: Sociological Explanations; Exploring Family; Youth Subcultures, Research Project
Law: Law and Morality; Human Rights.
Study Skills: Academic Writing; Presentation Skills.

The course is assessed through a combination of coursework and controlled assessments.

Normally GCSE English at 4/C or above.


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Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.

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Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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