Sociology Higher

What is special about this course?

This course aims to develop knowledge and understanding of sociological concepts, theories and methods, and their distinctive approach to analysing the world we live in through investigating the relationship between society and the individuals who live in it. 


Entry requirements

  • 2 x National 5 qualifications in social subjects at C or above, one of which must include English, or
  • 2 x Standard Grade qualifications in social subjects at 2 or above, one of which must include English.

Specific topics include:

  • Human society – an understanding of the sociological approaches to studying human societies. 
  • Culture and identity – developing the ability to use sociological concepts, theories, and research to investigate features of culture and identity in a changing social world. 
  • Social issues – evaluation and application of sociological theories and use of research evidence to develop sociological understanding of contemporary social issues. 

How will I study my course?

  • Full 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.

Additional costs

Scottish students

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 



Part-time (per single Higher)



Rest of UK and International students 

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 


Part-time (per single Higher)


Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

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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To study this subject full time along with two other subjects, please click here Highers and Nationals Programme

To study this subject part time along with one other subject, please click here Highers and Nationals Programme

To study this subject on its own please click here Higher Sociology

If you wish to study part time there is a cost of approximately £360 per subject. Some applicants may be eligible for a fee waiver.

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Please note that places are limited and some applications may be placed on a waiting list. We will inform you if this is the case.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness 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.