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  • Start date:   February 2022
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
  • Course Type:   Short Full-time


This course is for those who want to learn about competing views, perspectives, theories and evidence in social science subjects such as psychology, sociology and philosophy. You will evaluate and conduct research in these areas and find out about the philosophical basis of these subjects.

Start date: 7 February 2022
Days of Week: Monday to Thursday all day and Friday AM 
Duration: 18 weeks

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    What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Social sciences: psychology and sociology
    • Other subjects such as philosophy and research methodology
    • Critical and evaluative thinking, problem solving, communication and presentation
    • Research skills

Why choose this course

You will have the opportunity to develop skills that will fully prepare you for higher education at University. This will include talks and visits from employers within the social science sector which are included within the course to support you into your chosen career path. 

Entry requirements

  • Two Highers at Grade B, one of which must be English or equivalent, and one other relevant subject for example, RMPS, psychology, sociology, modern studies, history, geography, science or
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in a related subject

We also encourage those with relevant experience to apply.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Education: HND (students will need to complete 3 further units within HND year of study) or degree courses in psychology, sociology, economics or social science-oriented degrees such as criminology.

    Employment: Roles in the health, or civil services. Roles within the criminal justice system

Interview arrangements

Telephone interview will take place if required. 

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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