Social Science NC Level 6

What is special about this course?

This course gives you the opportunity to study the Social Sciences in detail. There are two pathways available where you can chose to study Politics, Psychology and Sociology;  or  English, Pyschology and Sociology.  The options available will be discussed with you at interview.

This course is a fantastic opportunity to deepen your understanding of 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.

The course is an excellent stepping stone to Higher Education study in the Social Sciences and gives you the skills and qualifications you need to pursue your interests at HN or degree level.

Entry requirements

For students wishing to study three subjects:

  • Three passes in National 5 or Intermediate 2 at A or B in at least two of the following: English, History, Philosophy/RMPS, French, Sociology, Modern Studies, Geography or other related subjects.
  • Three passes in ‘Standard Grade’ at 1 or 2 in at least two of the following: English, History, Philosophy/RMPS, French, Sociology, Modern Studies, Geography or other related subjects.
  • NC Social Science at Level 5. For students wishing to study four subjects:
  • Four passes in National 5 or Intermediate 2 at A in at least three of the following: English, History, Philosophy/ RMPS, French, Sociology, Modern Studies, Geography or other related subjects, or
  • Four passes in ‘Standard Grade’ at 1 in at least three of the following: English, History, Philosophy/RMPS, French, Sociology, Modern Studies, Geography or other related subjects.
  • NC Social Science at Level 5 and three passes at National 5 or Intermediate 2 at ‘A’.

Mature students:

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

 

Depending on the pathway chosen, you will study:

  • Higher Sociology
  • Higher Psychology
  • Higher Politics
  • Higher 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 with the opportunity to sit Higher exams

Where can I study my course?

  • Beechwood Campus

Start date

August

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?

There are opportunities to progress to a wide range of
Higher Education courses.

  • HNC Social Sciences.
  • BA (Hons) Social Science.
  • BA (Hons) Sociology and Politics.
  • BA (Hons) Psychology.
  • BA (Hons) History and Politics.
  • Other degree courses in the Humanities.
  • There may be opportunities to gain employment in the private or public sector as well as the third sector, such as social services, social care, police and voluntary organisations.

Is there more information available online?

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