All spheres of human activity are affected by the interplay between social structure and individual agency. Sociology is unique in its recognition not only that societies shape us, but also that we shape our societies. In studying sociology, you can make comparisons of societal behaviour, attempt to solve issues and gain a more rational and objective understanding of the society in which we live.
You will also be studying Criminology and Psychology in depth. Criminology is the scientific study of criminal behaviour. The focus of Criminology can range from crime scene investigation, to theories surrounding why individuals commit crime and the effects of prison on the individual and society. Criminology incorporates both aspects of Psychology and Sociology. The Psychological aspects of Criminology focuses on the individual, whilst the Sociological aspects of Criminology focuses on society as a whole and how issues within society might be responsible for encouraging a criminal career. Topics that you can expect to learn about on the course include the Criminal justice system and its effects on society, theories of offending, crime and deviance, plus much more!
• It is desirable if you have a clear idea of the university course that you would like to apply for.
• Please check your HE institute choice/s for their entry requirements.
• Both maths and English GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) are required for all Access Diplomas (exceptions will be considered if you do not need this criteria in order to progress to your selected Higher Education Institute).
You may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your course fees, which you will not have to repay if you progress to University and complete your degree.
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|FC||Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.|
|T2||Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.|
|T3||Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.|
|19+||Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.|
"I left the army in August 2016 after serving as a front-line medic for 7 years. I decided to visit the college to explore my options as I knew I wanted to pursue a career as a vet. I chose to study an Access to Higher Education course with pathways in Chemistry, Biology and Applied Science - alongside my GCSE maths and English. The staff at the college have been very supportive. Their industry experience and depth of knowledge has been invaluable to my journey. I recently had an interview at the University of Bristol and was offered a place at the School of Veterinary Sciences – one of only 6 in the UK. The college provided me with a stepping stone to my desired career."Rebecca Williams
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