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Ulster University Access Diploma in Social Sciences and Humanities

Ulster University

Level 3

Description

The Access Diploma offers a diverse range of social science subjects aimed at adult learners who would like to progress to university education. The course provides entry into higher education and also improves employment opportunities. The programme of study also provides learners with an interesting, supportive and enjoyable learning environment in which they can become better learners.

Schedule

Duration: Session dependent
Hours per Week: Session dependent
Total Hours: Session dependent
Day(s): Session dependent
Start Time: Session dependent
End Time: Session dependent

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Course Content

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 and how modern society operates and how human people behave. The course can be studied either full-time or part-time, during the day in Omagh, Dungannon and Enniskillen campuses. Learners study eight modules: Social Policy Social Research Human Biology and Psychology (Dungannon) Health and Social Care Communication Maths 1 Maths 2 Sociology Studies in Contemporary Society Explorations in Literature Social, Economic and Political History of Ulster; and Film Studies (Enniskillen). Learners also improve their IT and personal study skills whilst learning about the social sciences.

Assessment Method

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

Progression Opportunities

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.

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Entry Requirements

Learners are interviewed to assess suitability regarding academic focus, motivation, commitment and drive, Higher Educations goals and career aspirations; they must pass short English and Maths assessments; they must be 19 years or over by the start date must be out of formal education for at least one year. Students may be admitted having no recent experience of formal education and this will be judged on a case by case basis.

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Course Costs

Total Fee Session dependent
Reduced Fee Session dependent

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Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 04 September 2017
Time: 00:00–00:00
Fee: £450.00
Reduced Fee: £0.00
Places Available: 0
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Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 04 September 2017
Time: 00:00–00:00
Fee: £450.00
Reduced Fee: £0.00
Places Available: 0
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Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 04 September 2017
Time: 09:00–09:00
Fee: £450.00
Reduced Fee: £225.00
Places Available: 0
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Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 13 September 2017
Time: 09:30–09:30
Fee: £450.00
Reduced Fee: £0.00
Places Available: 0
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Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 13 September 2017
Time: 09:30–19:30
Fee: £450.00
Reduced Fee: £0.00
Places Available: 0
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