Social Sciences (Level 6)

UHI North, West and Hebrides


Auchtertyre Campus, Broadford Campus, Fort William Campus, Gairloch Campus, Kilchoan Campus, Kinlochleven Campus, Mallaig Campus, Portree Campus, Strontian Campus, Ullapool Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


You will be introduced to the key social science concepts in Research, Psychology, Sociology, Politics and other subjects that can then be built on with further HE study and application. The course offers significant breadth across a wide range of subjects which complement each other in their explanation of the global social and personal world.

You will have the opportunity to question and challenge commonly held assumptions and will enable you to develop the academic skills required to support those challenges in a robust manner. You will be introduced to the importance of keen analytical research skills and will be supported to explore new ways of looking at the world..

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 (2 at A or B) including a social science subject; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5.

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.

Progression Routes

HNC Social Sciences

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level


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