Social Science NC Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course introduces you to the study of Social Sciences. At its core are Psychology, Sociology, Modern Studies and English at National 5 Level. This course is an exciting opportunity to learn about how society works and how people interact. There will be plenty of discussion and group work, and the chance to talk about 'big ideas': the meaning of life, what makes people think, how individuals interact with one another.

Entry requirements

  • Four ‘National 4’ passes in subjects to include English,Sociology, Psychology, Modern Studies, History, RMPS, French. Of those, English is mandatory.
  • Four ‘Standard Grade’ passes at 3 or 4 in subjects to include English, Sociology, Psychology, Modern Studies, History, RMPS, French. Of those, English is mandatory.
  • Mature students’ accreditation of prior experience and learning will be taken into consideration and you are likely to be called for interview.


You will study:

  • National 5 Psychology
  • National 5 Sociology
  • National 5 Modern Studies
  • National 5 English

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Face-to-face

How long will my course last?

1 Years

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment plus the opportunity to sit National 5 exams

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 funding can I apply for?

Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance)

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • NC Social Science at SCQF Level 6 or NQ Humanities at SCQF Level 6
  • There may be opportunities for employment in the private or public sector, for example within social services, social care or the youth and community sector.

Is there more information available online?

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We are no longer taking applications for 2017/18

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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