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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 2022

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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

OR

  • Pass at Social Science Level 6
  • A strong personal statement in support of your application

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 
  • An emphasis is placed on applicants’ personal statements

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 the humanities scheme at the 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 entry 
    • 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 29/08/22 41 Weeks
Milton Road Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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