Politics and International Relations - Access to Higher Education Diploma
About the course
This course is designed for people who want to study Politics or a related field at university, but who currently lack the qualifications to do so. It is the ideal bridge to University, and from University to a career in International Relations, Aid work, or Local and National Government.
You must have a Level 2 qualification in organisational and administrative skills, or equivalent experience in a working or voluntary role. There is a written assessment and interview prior to full enrolment, at which you are expected to demonstrate your commitment to and aptitude for the course.
You will study two core modules: Academic Study Skills, and Politics and International Relations. In addition, you will study two of the following: Economics, English Literature, History, Psychology or Sociology.
Assessment is by coursework and occasional written examinations.
You can progress on to a range of possible degrees in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The course tutor for the Politics and International Relations route and our careers and Higher Education advisors will give you advice and guidance on this, and on your application to university.
Careers Advisers have given me excellent direction
Studied: A Levels in Economics, History and Politics
Destination: University of Cambridge to study Law
City and Islington College A Level student Essak Miah has won a scholarship to study at Cambridge University after excelling in his studies, gaining one A* and two As.
“I am very happy with my results as I am now going to Cambridge University to study Law. I am being sponsored £15,000 by international law firm Trowers & Hamlins for my degree.
He said: “The College has really helped me secure this funding and the careers advisers have given me excellent direction. I come from a working class background; some of my family have been to university, but no one has had an opportunity like this so I am very proud.
“I want to become a lawyer after University and I have already gained a lot of experience at law firms in London. I would really recommend others to come to the College as the teachers are extremely helpful, but I have also really enjoyed independent learning.”
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