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Humanities and Social Science - Access Course at Harrow College

Course description

The course is designed for students returning to study who wish to gain an Access qualification in one academic year to enable them to go on to a university course.

Course content

You will study the following subjects: Psychology, Sociology and History plus study skills.

A variety of methods are used including lecture, group work, presentations and discussion.

Entry requirements

Universities have made GCSE English and Maths A*-C grade a prerequisite for progression from an Access programme into higher education. Students are therefore required to have either GCSE English or maths OR an appropriate overseas equivalency (evidence will be required).
Students will have the opportunity to take either English or maths GCSE alongside their Access course providing they pass the relevant initial assessment. Prior qualifications for overseas applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Coursework, essays, exams and presentations. A portfolio of completed work is submitted to the awarding body at the end of the course. Successful students receive a nationally validated Access Diploma from the Open College Network London Region.

Financial information

Fees payable are shown above or in the Prospectus for Adult Learners. Details of the concessions available and who may qualify are shown on the fees page on the web site and in the Prospectus for Adult Learners. If the College cancels a course before it starts you will be given a full refund. If a course closes for any reason the fees for the remaining part of the course will be refunded. If the college receives a written notice of withdrawal from you at least three working days before a course starts you will receive a refund of the tuition fees. (If you enrol within the three days prior to the start of the course you will not be entitled to a refund). All registration and examination fees are non-refundable. Residential and materials fees will only be refunded in exceptional circumstances.

Future opportunities

A degree level course in a humanities subject area.

Further information

Equipment or materials:

Students need to provide own writing materials, A4 folders and USB memory stick.

Additional costs:

Occasional trips may be organised eg to a museum or local place of interest. You may be advised to buy a text book for some subjects. Costs kept to a minimum.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harrow College directly.

Last updated date: 11 March 2016
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