Social Sciences SCQF Level 6

Building on your existing knowledge and understanding of social sciences topics.


Why take this course?

This course will deepen your understanding of human behaviour and society and focus on a wide range of interesting social science subjects where you will analyse topical trends and developments. Through extensive discussion, debate and research you will further enhance your understanding of important social issues.

What you will experience

On this course you will study sociology, psychology, criminology, history and politics, philosophy and volunteering whilst strengthening your communication and IT skills.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least three National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit level qualifications. Applicants must have writing and reading communication skills.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College: 

At University

You cannot progress directly to university from this course, but after completion of the HND course that would become an option.


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This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

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