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Social Sciences incorporating ICS

Social Science HNC

Campus Granton Campus
Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

Social Science HNC is an innovative course designed to teach you a range of disciplines from the social science field. During this course, you will explore different perspectives and theories from Psychology and Sociology and gain an essential understanding of research methods. Alongside this, you will study a wide variety of social science subjects including Politics and History. This course will enhance your employability and further education prospects as well as give you transferable skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and presentations; all of which are essential to progress to university. 

What you will learn

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Politics
  • Research Methods
  • History and other social science subjects

How the course is assessed

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

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • Higher English at a Grade B or above

  • One higher at a Grade C or above, from the following list: Modern Studies, History, Sociology, Psychology, Geography, Economics, Politics, or RMPs

  • National 5 Mathematics is required for those applicants who wish to study Psychology or Criminology degree courses

  • A strong personal statement in support of your application

  • Pass at Social Science Level 6

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You may be given a conditional or unconditional offer based on your application but you may be invited for an interview 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 6

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • You can progress to university to study a wide range of subjects including Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy and Politics 
  • Some universities will allow you to progress to the second year 
  • All courses in humanities scheme at University of the Highlands and Islands: 

    BA (Hons) Social Sciences, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Sociology and Theology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Criminology and Theology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Politics and Archaeology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Politics and Criminology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Politics and Theology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Sociology and Politics, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Literature, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Literature and Criminology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Literature and Politics, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Literature and Sociology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Literature and Theology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Gaelic Scotland, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) History, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Scottish History, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) History and Archaeology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) History and Criminology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) History and Literature, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) History and Politics, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) History and Sociology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) History and Theology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Scottish History and Archaeology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Scottish History and Criminology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Scottish History with Gaelic Studies, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Scottish History and Literature, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Scottish History and Politics, year 2 entr y 
    BA (Hons) Scottish History and Sociology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Scottish History and Theology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Archaeology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Archaeology and Criminology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Archaeology with Gaelic Studies, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Archaeology and Literature, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Archaeology and Sociology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Archaeology and Theology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Philosophy, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Philosophy & History, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Philosophy & Literature, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Philosophy & Politics, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Philosophy & Sociology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Philosophy & Theology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Theological Studies, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Culture and Heritage, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Culture, Heritage and Archaeology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Culture, Heritage and Criminology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Culture, Heritage with Gaelic Studies, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Culture, Heritage and History, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Culture, Heritage and Literature, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Culture, Heritage and Politics, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Culture, Heritage and Sociology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Culture, Heritage and Theology, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Culture, Heritage and Scottish History, year 2 entry 
    BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics, year 2 entry 

Career options
  • Employment in social services  
  • Local government police 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks
Milton Road Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks

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