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

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

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 Social Sciences Highers

Apply for Higher Sociology alongside Higher Psychology and Higher Politics Social Sciences Highers

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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