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 with each other. 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

School leavers

  • Four National 4 passes, one must include English, Relevant subjects include Sociology, Psychology, Modern Studies, History, RMPS, French.
  • Four Standard Grade passes at 2 or above, one must be English. Relevant subjects include Sociology, Psychology, Modern Studies, History, RMPS, French.

Mature students

  • Mature students’ accreditation of prior experience and learning will be taken into consideration and you will be interviewed.


You will study:

  • National 5 Psychology
  • National 5 Sociology
  • National 5 Modern Studies
  • National 5 English
  • National 5 ESOL is also available as an option on this course.

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

August 2018

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.
  • 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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Applications for this subject are now closed for entry in 2017/18.

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