What is special about this course?
This course will provide students with both a broad and a detailed understanding of the different Social Science subjects. It offers students the opportunity to examine how their society works and to compare their own realities with those of other cultures. It also gives students the tools to understand the psychology behind our actions and to put our own experiences into a personal, social, political and historical context.
Students will look at the theoretical perspectives associated with their subjects as well as applying Sociology, Psychology and Politics to real world examples.
This NC provides students with an understanding and appreciation of, for example, the social influences of structures such as the media or the family. They also provide an introduction to concepts such as how the emotional attachment of children to parents influences life choices, or how historical events have shaped our concept of culture and identity, or how our own political system compares to those around the world.
The NC provides the opportunity to proceed to a Social Science based course at Higher National
or undergraduate degree level, but also underpins a number of career choices including Teaching, Journalism, Human Resources, local/national Government, Museum Curator or the Criminal Justice System.
4 National 5s, 2 at A or B and 2 at C or D including a social subject and English
satisfactory attainment of a prerequisite SCQF Level 5 course or equivalent.
Applications are encouraged from mature students who do not possess formal qualifications but have the skills to meet the academic demands of the course.
The course provides students with a National Certificate (SCQF Level 6) with the opportunity to sit
Main contents include:
• Study Skills
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
How long will my course last?
Full time - 1 year
Part time - 2 years
Where can I study my course?
- Moray College UHI
The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Further study may include HNC Social Sciences, or if the necessary entry requirements are attained, BA (Hons) Social Sciences, BSc (Hons) Psychology, BA (Hons) Scottish History, BA (Hons) Scottish History and Archaeology or BA (Hons) History and Politics.
Achievement of the NC (SCQF Level 6) enables students to demonstrate to employers that they are capable of higher education study. These skills enable you to look for jobs which require an in depth understanding of people and society, for example human resources, criminal justice system related jobs, supervisory retail roles, support worker roles.
Is there more information available online?
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