Social Sciences (in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde)

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


The Diploma of Higher Education in Social Sciences is offered by the City of Glasgow College, in association with the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

It is equivalent to the first two years of an Honours Degree at the University of Strathclyde and therefore allows you to apply for direct entry to the third year of the BA Politics and/or History Degree.

In the first year you'll study History, Politics, Economics and Psychology and in the second year Politics and History only.

If you leave after one year – or don’t meet the requirements for the Diploma after two years – you may be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC including English and a social science subject. Interview.

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Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Social Sciences

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