Social Science

Glasgow Clyde College


Anniesland Campus, Langside Campus


This HND Social Science course is ideal if you want to study a range of social science subjects up to and including the equivalent of 2nd year of a degree, but in an alternative higher education setting.

You will study for two years to complete the full HND or you have the option to complete HNC after one year of successful study.

You will be introduced to sociological and psychological theories that explain both societal and human behaviour. In addition to this, you will consider political and ideological conflicts in the 20th Century.

You will be introduced to the purpose of research in the social sciences and learn how to apply this in all subject disciplines. As part of the course, you will also carry out independent research.

The HND course provides in-depth study in the main social science subjects including:

Sociology; Psychology; History; Politics; Philosophy; Geography; Criminology

Please note that the course content will vary slightly between campuses.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers (1 at B) including English and a social science subject or 2 social science subjects. Or NC Social Science (Level 6). Interview.

Progression Routes

Degree level study, with 1st, 2nd or 3rd year entry available at some universities.

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Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Social Science

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