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Open Degree: Social Sciences (Year 2) BA (Hons)

(SCQF level 10)

Social Sciences, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

2nd Sep 2019, 40 weeks


City Campus


£ 1820


This Honours Degree is delivered by City of Glasgow College in partnership with The Open University in Scotland. This is an exciting partnership that brings together the very best in college and university education.  The College offers a new, dynamic, student-centered and down to earth environment in which students can thrive and The Open University’s learning resources and student support are exemplary.

This three-year Honours Degree focuses generally on the social sciences, criminology and history.

Course Fee

The course fee is £1,008 per module.  Total cost of £2,016 for both modules.

This course can be funded via SAAS part time fee grant. If your personal income is £25,000 or less, or you’re receiving certain benefits, you could qualify for the Open University fee grant to cover 100% of your course fees. You can find more information on funding here.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • HNC Social Sciences (15 credits) or an HNC (15 credits) in any related area.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area

What you study

  • Year 2 – Social Sciences and History 
  • Year 3 – Criminology and History.

After the course


As with any other Honours degree graduates can look for employment in related fields or further study at postgraduate level. Employers across many areas of employment, in both the public and private sectors, seek to recruit social science graduates because of their advanced skills of analysis and communication.  You can find further information on careers here.

Continuing Study

Successful students can progress on to year 3 of the degree programme and thereafter on to postgraduate study.  For further information on postgraduate study see the Higher Education Funding Council website.


How the course is taught

A combination of blended learning and face to face classroom teaching. All modules include core study materials, such as CDs, DVDs, books and specially written texts, which you’ll receive by post when your module starts and they’re yours to keep.

Assessment methods

Access to a computer is essential. The college library has computers for student use. All learning materials are provided by the Open University.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    2nd Sep 2019, 40 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 1820