Pathways to Social Sciences (Level 5)

Ayrshire College


Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


This course gives you a good introduction to the foundation and fascinating world of social sciences and builds on your existing knowledge of contemporary issues.

Subjects include:
the nature of crime; social psychology and how social environment affects other thoughts, feelings and behaviours; how sociology can help understand the world we live in; current issues around equality and diversity; the distribution of power in political systems; events in history and the importance of social and political movements; population distribution, growth and change in the developed and developing world.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Interview.

Progression Routes

Progression on to a course at SCQF Level 6 such as Advanced Social Sciences

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Social Science

SCQF Level


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