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Access to HE Diploma (Social Science) Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Online

Through our online portal you will study a variety of units which will give you the knowledge and skills to progress to University in your chosen pathway.
You can study from anywhere in the UK and access your course materials at any time of day.

To complete this course, you will need access to a computer and the Internet.

Please Note – All Students must be based in the UK.

Key Information

  • Duration

    12 Months

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Unit 1: Academic Writing Skills
Unit 2: Preparing a Written Assignment
Unit 3: Health and Wellbeing
Unit 4: Introduction to Psychology
Unit 5: Understanding Crime and Deviance
Unit 6: The Origins of the welfare state
Unit 7: Introduction to cognitive psychology
Unit 8: Sociology of Mass Media
Unit 9: The criminology of prisons
Unit 10: Foundations of social policy
Unit 11: Measurements of crime
Unit 12: The brain & nervous system (psychology)
Unit 13: Criminal justice & social policy
Unit 14: Abnormal psychology
Unit 15: Sociology of education
Unit 16: Criminal law & procedures
Unit 17: Psychobiology of Stress
Unit 18: Contemporary Issues in Social Policy
Unit 19: Sociology of the family

At the end of each unit, you will complete an assignment to assess your knowledge of the unit. Your personal tutor will provide feedback to help progress and improve your skills. To successfully achieve your Diploma, you will need a total of 60 credits.

GCSE Math and English grade 4 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