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Social Sciences HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Social Sciences, Education and Humanities

Applications closed

Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 1 year

Location

City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

This course provides you with sound education and training in key areas of social science theory, research and investigation.

Key course objectives are to develop knowledge in the social sciences; to develop analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills; to develop communication skills, and to develop personal effectiveness and critical thinking about social and cultural issues.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit: www.scqf.org.uk/the-framework/.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers, one at Grade B and one at Grade C, including English (or ESOL equivalent) and a social science subject such as Modern Studies, Sociology, Politics, Psychology, History, Economics or Philosophy; OR
  • National Certificate at SCQF level 6 in Social Sciences; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you’ll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you’re interested in this subject area.
  • You should ensure that your personal statement is written to a very high standard.

What you study

A range of social science subjects from:

  • Sociology.
  • Psychology.
  • Politics.
  • History.
  • Economics.
  • Research.
  • Graded exam.

After the course

Careers

The vast majority of our successful HNC students apply for the second year of study – HND Social Sciences but others:

  • Enter employment.
  • Apply to university for entry at level 1 or 2.

Teaching

How the course is taught

Using a blended learning approach including tutor presentation, class activities, tutorials, student tasks and online activities and support.

Assessment methods

A mix of methods including:

  • Essays.
  • Exams.
  • Projects.
  • Portfolios.
  • Class presentation.
  • Online tests.
  • Online submission.

Additional Information

Materials

  • Powerpoint presentation.
  • Handouts.
  • Video.
  • Online delivery.
  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    26th Aug 2019, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome