Humanities, History and Social Sciences

ACL offers a comprehensive range of humanities and social science based courses. Learners are discovering new and exciting skills, sharing inspirational moments in the classroom and making friends. Learning is for life.


Why choose these courses?

Our Humanities and Social Sciences courses offer you the chance to discover a range of interesting subjects including history, whether it’s about a local Essex town, meeting your ancestors, Romans in Britain or the Vikings and Saxons, there are lots of fascinating courses to choose from. You can learn philosophy, introducing you to Existentialism, self & society as well as ethics & justice. Our brain gym psychology courses will help you learn techniques to boost the power of recall and memory. Additionally you could gain an insight into forensic psychology and the justice system and criminal profiling. Our courses give you the opportunity to develop your creative writing skills, study poetry, literature and everything in between.

  • learn inspiring techniques
  • experience first class tutors and resources
  • improve your mental health and wellbeing
  • social mobility and social prescription
  • study with friends, make new friends



Sociology Tasters

These online taster courses designed to give you an experience of the subject you have chosen from within the Social Sciences.

Coffee, From Bean To Cup?
Food And Eating
Photography, The Art Of Looking
The Gender Pay Gap

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How to enrol

New courses are being added all the time, they run at different times during the day, weekends and evenings across our centres in Essex. 

View the full list of Humanities, History & Social Science courses.