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Social Sciences incorporating ICS

Introduction to social sciences and self

Campus Granton Campus
Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 22 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Full time Start date 12/08/24 Duration 22 Weeks
Campus Granton Campus Study mode Full time Start date 12/08/24 Duration 22 Weeks

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Course overview

This social science course will take you on a thought-provoking journey of discovery. It will help you to understand yourself, your relationship to others and your place in the world. 

You will also explore the world beyond your immediate experiences.  By studying different cultures and understanding human interactions social scientists can contribute to building a better future for all. We can improve the way governments function and we can improve our education systems in order to create a flourishing society. 

On this course you will be studying culture and identity, human behaviour and attitudes through the lens of a psychologist. criminologist, sociologist,  historian and politician.

What you will learn

  • NPA Enterprise and Employability
  • Meta skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Introduction to a range of social sciences which can include psychology, sociology, criminology, history and politics

How the course is assessed

  • Continual assessment with portfolio evidence
  • Project
  • Written work
  • Presentations

Number of days per week

  • 3 full days per week

Entry requirements

  • You should have achieved or be working towards National 4 English or equivalent.
  • You should have achieved or be working towards at least one social science qualification.
  • You should demonstrate an interest in the social sciences in your personal statement.
  • You will need to pass the group and 1 to 1 interviews.

 

 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Everyone who meets the entry requirements will be invited to attend a group and 1 to 1 interview.

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Social Sciences Level 4 with NPA Criminology Level 5
  • Introduction to Social Services Level 5
  • Other related L5 courses

Career options

This course is designed for you to progress onto further study and will not directly lead to employment in the field of social sciences

Further study in social sciences may lead to employment in the following areas:

  • local and central government
  • criminal justice service
  • teaching
  • policing 
  • urban planning
  • social work

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Full time 12/08/24 22 Weeks
Granton Campus Full time 12/08/24 22 Weeks

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