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More and more students are using the Access to Higher Education Diploma to get a place on degree courses. We already have many students who have come to study with us from this route, and we would love to welcome you too.

The Access to HE Diploma is a qualification that enables you to study at university level. Courses can be specialised in a range of areas, including healthcare, business and education. If you are looking to study a course, you will find further information at the Access to Higher Education website.

Pathway to success

We welcome applications with Access to HE Diplomas as a method of entry to all our undergraduate courses. Information on entry requirements can be found on individual course pages.

Donna Coleman Criminology Student 

Donna Coleman

“I never thought I would be here now… If ten years ago you’d told me this was what I would be doing with my life, I’d have laughed at you”.

Donna was exhausted with struggling to make ends meet and even having to turn to food banks to keep her three sons fed.

Donna did not have a great deal of formal qualifications from school, and was worried she wouldn’t be able to gain access to this course, but after some research, she found out about the Access to HE Diploma. After she finished her college course she successfully applied to study Criminology at the University of Northampton.

Donna hopes to one day work with victims of domestic violence, and not content with just studying, she is boosting her CV with voluntary work at Victim Support.

Next Steps

All applications are sent via UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service), where you fill out your personal details, qualifications, and submit a personal statement. If you would like to apply or if you would like further information, please visit the UCAS website.

If you have any questions about applications, please email study@northampton.ac.uk or call 0300 303 2772.