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.

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

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

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Applications to the 2018/19 cohort are now closed. Please visit to register for the next round of applications.

    The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities and Social Science) is a qualification designed for those who have left school without the usual qualifications and wish to progress to university study. It is a 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.

    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 the Student Loans Company 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

    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:

    For more information, please call Humanities and social studies on 020 7492 2652.
    Full fee: £3,022.00
    Senior fee: £3,022.00
    Concession: £3,022.00

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