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  • Start date:   August 2022
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 8
  • Course Type:   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 criminology. You will evaluate and conduct research in these areas and find out about the philosophical basis of these subjects.

  • 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
    • Criminology
    • Research skills
    • Philosophy

Why choose this course

You will have the opportunity to develop skills that will fully prepare you for higher education at University. Talks and visits from employers within the social science sector will be available to support you into your chosen career path.

What are the entry requirements?

HNC Social Science with a 15 credit framework.

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

  • Where will it lead?

    Education: Degree courses in psychology related subjects, sociology, economics or social science-oriented degrees such as criminology.

    Employment: roles in the health or civil services, criminal justice system, teaching.

What are the interview arrangements?

If you are invited for an interview, plan to be in college for around two hours. Please bring evidence of your qualifications and the following prepared personal statement (maximum 300 words):

  • Qualifications
  • Work experience/volunteering experience/life experience
  • Personal qualities and interests
  • Reasons for applying for the course

The interview involves:

  • Information session
  • Individual discussion
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