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Social Sciences incorporating ICS

Social Science SCQF Level 5

Campus Granton Campus
Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2023

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Course overview

This course offers you the opportunity to study society and human interactions in a systematic way.  You will learn about the world beyond your immediate experiences and gain insight into how individuals, groups and institutions make decisions.  You will also develop excellent skills that will be useful for your future studies.

You will gain transferable skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and presentations; all of which are essential to progress in education. Successful completion of this Level 5 course (including passing the National 5 Sociology with a C grade) guarantees a place in level 6 Social Science and the chance to progress to university. 

This is an academic course and you need to enjoy reading, writing and researching to succeed. 

What you will learn

The course includes:

  • NPA Psychology level 5
  • National 5 Sociology (SQA exam)

as well as units in:

  • Social anthropology
  • Politics
  • Criminology: Crime Scenes
  • History
  • Politics and Modern Studies
  • Relevance of Social Sciences in the 21st century
  • Communication
  • ICT
  • Numeracy

How the course is assessed

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

Number of days per week

  • 4 days per week
  • 2 full days and 2 half days per week

Entry requirements

  • National 4 English
  • Three additional National 4s in relevant subjects (History, Modern Studies, Geography, RMPS, Health Studies, Business Studies, Maths)
  • A strong personal statement in support of your application

or

  • A pass at Preparation for study in Social Science or Lv4 course
  • A strong personal statement in support of your application

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be given a conditional or unconditional offer based on your application and you may be invited for an interview. 
  • An emphasis is placed on your personal statement

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Social Science SCQF level 6
  • Highers

Career options

  • Local government
  • Social Services
  • Police
  • Criminal justice service
  • Politics
  • Social work
  • Teaching

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 28/08/23 41 Weeks
Milton Road Campus Full time 28/08/23 41 Weeks

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