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Access to HE Diploma (Humanities)

The Humanities Diploma offers modules in History which explores the past and looks at people's lives, at social and political movements, and at the implications of the past for the future. Literature introduces the study of the novel, poetry and drama. Political Studies explores political ideas and concepts, and ideas that have shaped the world.

Modules for the Humanities Diploma may include:

  • History
  • Politics and Political Ideas
  • Media Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Literature

The Humanities Diploma would be appropriate for students wishing to move on to study or work in a number of fields including: Teaching (primary and secondary); English Literature; Politics, History, Media and Film production.

Success stories:


  • Left school at 16 and worked in admin
  • Achieved the Access to HE Diploma in Combined Social Studies (now Humanities) aged 45
  • Now studying at University of Sheffield for a degree in English Literature

Former student:
Everything I have experienced here at Northern College has enabled me to achieve in an academic way that I never thought possible

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