Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Which Access to Higher Education Diploma Would Be Best for A Languages Degree? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi,

    First a bit of background. I've been self studying Japanese for a while now and have become quite proficient at it, I'd like to study in a more structured environment and so a degree seems like the next step. Problem is I don't have the best academic record up to this point and so I’d like to study an access to higher education diploma to improve my chances of securing a place at university next year.

    So my question is as the thread title suggests, which access to higher education diploma would be best for a languages degree?

    Through my research it seems that the Humanities Access Diploma would be the most fitting of the courses but I might be wrong. I’ve also seen that the Open University has an Access to Higher Education module that can have a large focus on foreign languages if the learner chooses the language units. However as this is a module and not a Diploma I’m thinking it might not be recognised by other universities.

    Any input would be appreciated
    • TSR Support Team
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    (Original post by Aurora365)
    Hi,

    First a bit of background. I've been self studying Japanese for a while now and have become quite proficient at it, I'd like to study in a more structured environment and so a degree seems like the next step. Problem is I don't have the best academic record up to this point and so I’d like to study an access to higher education diploma to improve my chances of securing a place at university next year.

    So my question is as the thread title suggests, which access to higher education diploma would be best for a languages degree?

    Through my research it seems that the Humanities Access Diploma would be the most fitting of the courses but I might be wrong. I’ve also seen that the Open University has an Access to Higher Education module that can have a large focus on foreign languages if the learner chooses the language units. However as this is a module and not a Diploma I’m thinking it might not be recognised by other universities.

    Any input would be appreciated
    The Open University does not do an Access to HE course. OU 'access' modules are completely different, they cannot be used to gain entry into a normal university. They're not even GCSE level. You should do a Humanities or a Social Sciences Access to HE course. As long as one of your main subjects is essay based (History, English etc) then the name of the Access course isn't that important.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What's your favourite Christmas sweets?
    Applying to uni

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Graduates celebrate

    How to write a good personal statement

    Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

    Two students working together

    A-Z of universities

    Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

    A student working on a computer

    Personal statement help

    Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student looking down a microscope

    Planning open days

    Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

    Help out other students

    These questions still need an answer

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.