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Social Sciences incorporating ICS

Social Science SCQF level 6

Campus Milton Road Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This course will allow you to explore how societies and humans function objectively.  Throughout the course, you will gain insight into human behaviour, relationships, culture, institutions and social issues.  You will learn to perceive the world differently and develop skills that will be transferable to the private, public and voluntary sectors or Higher Education.

You will gain transferable skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and presentations, that are essential to progression in education. This Level 6 course (including passing Higher Sociology with a B grade) will allow you to progress to HNC Social Science and have the option to progress to university if this route is recommended by the academic team.

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

What you will learn

  • NPA Psychology level 6
  • Higher Sociology (SQA exam)
  • Politics: Political Theory
  • Politics: Political Parties and Elections
  • Criminology: Nature and Extent of Crime
  • Criminology: Forensic Psychology
  • Historical Studies: British
  • Historical Studies: Scottish
  • Psychology Assignment
  • Literature 1
  • Communication

How the course is assessed

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

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • National 5 English at Grade B or above (or equivalent) 
  • Three National 5s at Grade C or above in a literary relevant subject (History, Modern Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Politics, RMPS, Maths)
  • A solid personal statement provided in support of your application

Or

  • Pass at Social Science Level 5 and a B pass at National 5 Sociology
  • Recommendation from Level 5 academic team
  • A solid personal statement provided 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 applicants' personal statements

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HNC Social Science
  • Highers

Career options

  • Local government
  • Social Services
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Police
  • Criminal Justice Service
  • Politics

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks
Milton Road Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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