Social Sciences

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This is a pilot programme** for the new Next Gen HNC Social Sciences at SCQF7. If you are intending to progress to university afterwards then please check with the university that they will accept this as part of your entry criteria.

It is an exciting new programme where you will learn about a range of social science disciplines. If you have an enquiring mind and enjoy lots of reading and research, then this may be the course for you. You will need to be objective, analytical and a problem solver, seeking answers to questions on why we behave the way we do. You will have the opportunity to study themes/topics and see how they interlink over all of your subjects. For example, you may study poverty – and look at this from a historical, political, criminology and social perspective.

There may be an opportunity to complete voluntary work which you will be asked to link to your studies.

Content includes: Psychology, Sociology, Politics, History, Culture, Behaviour. You are likely to study these in an integrated way using themes such as poverty, industry, etc.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers at B including English plus National 5 Maths, or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare plus 1 relevant Higher at B plus National 5 Maths, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

University study

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Studies

SCQF Level