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

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 Humanities 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 Secondary and Primary Education, Special Educational Needs with Mental Health; English; Classics; Theology; Philosophy; History; Business, Law; Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics; Media and Communication; and Politics.

The university destinations of our students include Sheffield, York, Nottingham, Loughborough, Sheffield Hallam, York St John, Lincoln, Leeds Beckett, Nottingham Trent, Bangor and the Aristotle University in Greece. 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

Key Information

  • Duration

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

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Subjects and topics studied on the course include:

English Literature: Exploring Texts and Genres
English Literature: Shakespeare
English Literature: The Novel
English Language: Original Writing
History: Exploring Industrialisation
History: British History
History: European History
Media: Gender and the Media (to be confirmed)
Education: Teaching and Learning
Psychology: Child Development: Early Socialisation
Sociology: Exploring Sociological Explanations
Sociology: Globalisation and Development
Study Skills: Academic Writing
Study Skills: Presentation Skills

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

Normally GCSE English at 4/C or above.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


Apply or enquire about this course

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

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7575

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).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details