Social Sciences NC

What is special about this course?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in the study of human behaviour and the social sciences, covering topics such as social psychology, nature and extent of crime and social issues.

As part of the Highers studied, students will have the opportunity
to undertake small research projects.

Entry requirements

4 passes at National 5, one must be an English based subject.

Or, 4 Intermediate 2 passes (A - C), one must be an English based subject.

A place on this course is subject to an interview process.

During the course you will study the following subjects:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Values and Principals in Social Services

Essential Skills in:

  • Communications
  • Literature
  • Numeracy
  • Information Communication Technology

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

The course is taught through class lectures. It is expected that students do 3-4 hours of self-directed study per week.

There is an option to do part of the course as online learning.
 


How long will my course last?


1 Years

Full-time (one year) or part-time (two years)


Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    August

    Fees

    For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

    Funding

    Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

    Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

    For more information see the funding page. 

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Academic: On successful completion of this course you may choose to apply for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) programme or undergraduate degree course in various subjects. This includes: social sciences, psychology, sociology, teacher training, social policy, or behavioural science.


    Employment/Career: Popular career choices from a social science course include: central and local government, the voluntary sector, social welfare, public relations, education, finance, health and social care, all areas of the criminal justice system, the media, public services, campaigning and research.

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