Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
The Social Sciences HNC will help you to find answers to the bigger questions in our society.
This course is designed to help you see the world differently. We are all exposed to so much information in our daily lives that it can be difficult to assess what is real and what is ‘fake’: HNC Social Sciences is the perfect course for students who want to develop the skills to search for the truth.
The course is designed to help you investigate and examine the areas of our lives that we can and cannot control: much of our social existence is influenced by forces that we do not know or understand, so this course helps you explore those factors.
Mandatory units are:
Social sciences: research and methodology; Social sciences: graded unit 1; Psychology A: history and development of psychology; Sociology A: introducing sociological concepts and theories; Sociology B: application and analysis of sociological theory to sociological topics.
Option units may include:
Politics A: an introduction to political theory of the state; Psychology B: explanation and research of psychological topics; Politics B: the UK and Scotland; History A: introducing topics within a historical period; History B: analysing topics within a historical period; Philosophy A: an introduction to political debate; Criminology.
1 Higher, preferably English, History or Modern Studies. You may be asked to attend for interview.
For some optional modules you will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.
BA Hons Social Sciences
Part time (day)
Humanities and Social Sciences