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 at this level, either NC Level 6 where you study Psychology, Sociology, History, Literature and Crime Scenes, or a Higher Level 6 programme which includes Psychology, Politics, English 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:

  • Four passes in National 5 at A or B, or four passes at Intermediate 2 at A or B from the following: English, History, Philosophy, RMPS, French, Sociology, Psychology, Modern Studies, Geography, Maths, or other related subjects.
  • Four passes at Standard Grade 1 or 2 in the following: English, History, Philosophy, RMPS, French, Sociology, Psychology, Modern Studies, Geography, or other related subjects.
  • NC Social Science at Level 5 plus National 5 English at A or B.

For students wishing to study four subjects:

In exceptional circumstances you may be permitted to take 4 subjects. These are Psychology, Sociology, Politics and English.

  • Four passes in National 5 at A, or four passes at Intermediate 2 at A, or four passes at Standard Grade 1 from the following: English, History, Philosophy, RMPS, French, Sociology, Pyschology, Modern Studies, Geography, Maths, or other related subjects, or
  • 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 will be called for interview.

 

Pathway 1, you will study:

  • NC Level 6 Psychology
  • NC Level 6 Sociology
  • NC Level 6 Literature
  • NC Level 6 Crime Scenes

Pathway 2, you will study:

  • Higher Psychology
  • Higher Politics
  • Higher English
  • Higher Sociology

 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Face-to-face


How long will my course last?


1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

August

Fees

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

Funding

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 Sociology and Criminology.
  • 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.

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