Access to Humanities: Your Gateway to University

Thinking of becoming a lawyer, journalist, teacher, or working in a film studio?

Been out of education for a while?

Looking to get the equivalent of three A-levels in one academic year?

Aged 19 or over?

Then an Access to Degree course in humanities at Somerset College could be just what you’re looking for.

What's the Humanities course all about?

Access to Humanities is a fantastic a-level type course which focuses on English and History. This 2 days a week course can fast-track you to successfully securing a place on a degree.  With the majority of students starting off with lower grades, and then heading straight to Universities such as Exeter and even Cambridge.

What do you cover on the course?

The one year humanities course will give you an understanding of how language works, engaging in debates and analysing some of the world’s most historic events. The access course will help you to develop philosophical ideas, historical perspective viewpoints, looking at social science sociology and become more methodical.

How do previous students feel?

Louise Jones, who has completed the access to humanities course at Somerset College, has said “For anyone thinking about doing an access course I would absolutely recommend it, it has opened so many doors for me”.

Claire Bowey who also studied Access to Humanities said “The quality of teaching was second to none, I felt both supported and encouraged and found myself excelling in academic areas I never thought I would or could. Prior to enrolling I had been hesitant, thinking that maybe I was too old to go back but how wrong I was, learning as an adult has benefitted me so much more”.

To read previous students full testimonials please click here.

How can I find out more information about the Access to Humanities Course?

Somerset College’s next open evening is on Wednesday 15 June (5:30pm-8pm) were you will be able to speak to tutors about the course and have all your questions answered.

Click here to see all access courses available to study at Somerset College and here for general information about Access to Degree courses.