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Introductions: Understanding the Social World


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Our Introductions: Understanding the Social World short course will give you a broad experience of what it is like to study the social sciences in higher education, introducing you to the learning processes, study skills, and information and communication technologies needed for successful study. You will explore connections between the study of subjects like psychology, sociology and politics, and your day-to-day experience of living and working in a diverse and changing society. This is an ideal course to start with if you are new to higher education or have not studied for some time. It provides an excellent foundation for further study in the social sciences.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.