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    Hello all,

    I'm going to be taking an access course this coming September, all that's left for me to decide is what it's going to be in.

    I just wanted peoples opinions on the Humanities & Social science course, I'm particularly interested in what people studied at university if they took the above course at access level and perhaps even what you plan to do beyond university?

    I'm in a little bit of a rut at the moment in that I'd quite like to take an Radiography & Biomedical Sciences access course but by doing so I'm restricting my choices in the future, it's obviously not something anyone but myself can decide but the potential future subject options at university level and beyond may help me decide either way.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I am on an access to social science course and I love it! There are 3 subject areas which are psychology, sociology and health & social care. In psychology we are learning about different areas of psychology and theories e.g. Freud, Carl Rogers etc. Alongside this we also have a health psychology module where we learn about behaviour change models and have to do our own health promotion presentation which I am enjoying. In sociology we had an introductory module about different perspectives e.g. Marxism, Feminism etc. and are now learning about the sociology of education, for example looking at questions such as why do some kids fail at school and others do well? Next we are doing the sociology of crime and deviance which I am looking forward to. In health and social care (my least favourite subject) we have been learning about different health care policies and are currently working on a 20 min presentation on careers in health and social care. Alongside this we have a 'core' module where we have to keep a learning diary each week for the course overall. It is a very intense course with lots of assignments/essays and exams all bunched quite close together so there is a fair bit of pressue at times. I am thoroughly enjoying it though and have met some great people too!

    I have applied to do Psychology at uni in September and I have had conditional offers from all 4 of the uni's I applied for. I don't know anything about the humanities access course but hopefully that's shed a bit of light on social science for you.
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