Social Sciences

UHI Moray


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


his course is designed to help you see the world differently. We are all exposed to so much information in our daily lives that it can be difficult to assess what is real and what is ‘fake’: HNC Social Sciences is the perfect course for students who want to develop the skills to search for the truth.

The course is designed to help you investigate and examine the areas of our lives that we can and cannot control: much of our social existence is influenced by forces that we do not know or understand, so this course helps you explore those factors.

Mandatory units are:
Social sciences: research and methodology; Social sciences: graded unit 1; Psychology A: history and development of psychology; Sociology A: introducing sociological concepts and theories; Sociology B: application and analysis of sociological theory to sociological topics.

Option units may include:
Politics A: an introduction to political theory of the state; Psychology B: explanation and research of psychological topics; Politics B: the UK and Scotland; History A: introducing topics within a historical period; History B: analysing topics within a historical period; Philosophy A: an introduction to political debate; Criminology.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, preferably English, History or Modern Studies. You may be asked to attend for interview.

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

BA Hons Social Sciences

Start Date




Study Method

Full time



Course Length

1 year


Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level


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