Access to Advanced Social Sciences (Level 5)

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


If you want to explore what’s happening around you in your home, in your street, in society and in the world, then this is the course for you.

Have you always wanted to find the answers to the bigger, burning issues in society? Do you want to find out what makes people tick and what makes the world go round? Then you’re a natural social scientist! This course will help to you analyse and evaluate not just the answers, but the questions too. Hot topics you’ll look at include why people commit crimes, can we ever be truly equal, does the media indulge or challenge stereotypes, plus loads more. You’ll find it contemporary, fascinating and full of lively debate and discussion!

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Interview.

Progression Routes

Access to HNC Social Sciences (Level 6)

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Social Science

SCQF Level