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Social Sciences incorporating ICS

Preparation for Study in Social Science

Campus Granton Campus
Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

Preparation for Study in Social Science is a steppingstone towards further study at Edinburgh College. This course will suit those returning to education as well as school leavers. You will be taught by highly qualified lecturers in a variety of essential subjects such as Sociology, Psychology and History as well as brush up on your communication, numeracy and ICT skills. 


This course runs for 18 weeks from August until January. If you enjoy the course you can progress onto a second Social Science course in January.

What you will learn

  • ICT
  • Communication
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Psychology (with a focus on mental health)

Placement information


How the course is assessed

  • You will be continually assessed through essays, reports and presentations. 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements but you should feel comfortable working at SCQF Level 4 in reading, writing and numeracy. 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be invited to attend an interview which will give you the opportunity to find out more about the course. 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Level 5 Social Science courses taught at Edinburgh College 
  • Other Level 5 Edinburgh College courses 

Career options


Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 30/08/21 20 Weeks
Milton Road Campus Full time 30/08/21 20 Weeks

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