We introduce you to key sociological ideas, by studying the relationship between individuals and groups through examining the examples of social change, drug use, violence and gender. You’ll select from a wide range of optional courses, depending on the degree programme you choose.
You study Identity and its impact on today’s world; examine how social scientists use theory and evidence, and take three optional courses, depending on your degree programme.
You will learn research skills, do a group research project, and study social theory. Optional courses cover environment and risk, globalization, nationalism, the internet, and youth culture.
In your final year you will take more optional courses and complete an individual research project supported by a member of teaching staff with opportunities to present your research findings to your peers.
2023 entry requirements
4 Highers at AAAA (minimum) but typically 5 Highers at AAAAA (by end of S5 preferred) plus English at National 5.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) plus English at National 5. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Social and Political Science