Sociology Higher

What is special about this course?

Higher Sociology is part of the NC Social Science Level 6 Course, and can be studied on its own or along with Higher Psychology and Higher Politics.

This programme aims to develop knowledge and understanding of sociological concepts, theories and methods, and of their distinctive approach to the analysis and explanation of society. 

This course can be studied on its own or with other Highers from the NC Social Sciences Programme.

Entry requirements

  • Standard Grade in a social subject at grade 1 or 2 or an equivalent Intermediate 2/National 5 at C or above
  • Any other relevant qualification at an appropriate level and Standard Grade English at grade 1 or 2/National 5 at C or above or Communication at Intermediate 2.

Specific topics include:

  • Crime and deviance
  • Social class and the family

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

1 year

How will I be assessed?

Coursework plus end of year exam

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness Campus

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Entry into a number of further and higher education courses
  • Examples of employment include the police and social care

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Higher Sociology on its own NC Social Sciences L6

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