Access to higher education

Want to study in higher education, but left school or college without A-levels? Gain the qualifications necessary to get into university. Our evening Access to Higher Education Diploma course offers you study in the heart of central London. On our Humanities and Social Science access course you will study literature, history, sociology and study skills.

Our Access courses start in September.

Find out more about our Humanities and Social Science access course.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Once you are enrolled on the course, you will receive detailed instructions for taking part in the class.

Watch Access to HE student Daz discuss his experience of studying at City Lit.

  1. Access to HE diploma: humanities and social science (evenings)

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Applications for the 2020/21 cohort are now open. Please click "start assessment" to access the application form. The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday, June 4th 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday, June 12th 2020.



    Please note that due to COVID-19, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online from June 16th- June 25th unless government advice changes. Please indicate your preferred slot in your application form.



    The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities and Social Science) is a qualification designed for anyone who has left school without the usual qualifications (GCSEs or A-levels) and wishes to study at university.



    It is a highly intensive, fast-track route to higher education, where you will complete the equivalent of 3 A-Levels in one year, and requires attendance two nights per week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6-9.15pm, as well as tutorials every two weeks (from 5pm) and substantial private study. These dates and times are non-negotiable and you are required to attend every session.



    Due to the course's intensity, priority will be given to applications from those who are serious and sure about progressing to degree level study and are ready to take on the intense challenge that the year will bring.

    The course fee is £2823, plus an upfront fee of £199 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost. The Advanced Learning Loan is written off on completion of a Higher Education degree course. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk

    For more information, please call Humanities and social studies (pre 1920) on 020 7492 2652.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £3,022.00
    Senior fee: £3,022.00
    Concession: £3,022.00

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