Social Sciences NC SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

Studying humanity shows us how alike we are and how similarly we experience life.

This course provides you with a clear and detailed grasp of how different parts of our lives are influenced by the same things, for example, disability, economics, transport links, climate change and COVID-19. It also gives you the tools to understand the meaning behind our actions and to put our own experiences into a wider societal context.

You will look at the theoretical perspectives associated with your subjects and will apply Sociological, Psychological, Political, Historical and Criminological theories to real world examples.

The course also equips you with the transferable meta-skills of self-management, social intelligence and innovation that are integral to careers such as teaching, local and national government, the criminal justice system, social work, museum curation and journalism.

Special features:

  • You will achieve a greater understanding of humanities and society
  • Gain a broad range of transferable skills across subjects that are recognised by employers
  • You will benefit from being supported with your own personal growth
  • You can gain access to a wide range of career opportunities where you will make a difference to the world

You will have the opportunity to hear from a range of speakers and take part in visits associated with the course.

Entry requirements

  • Four National 5s (including a social and English related subject) at BBDD or above OR
  • A SCQF Level 5 course or equivalent.
  • Applications are encouraged from prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above.

Course content includes:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Politics
  • History
  • Criminology
  • Philosophy
  • Study Skills


How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

You will study through a combination of face-to-face classes on campus with remote learning via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

Full time - 1 year

Part time - 2 years

Between 16-18 hours of study each week

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.

If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Course fees 2023/24*


Rest of UK


Further Education - Full time




Further Education - Part time (per single credit unit)




Further Education - Part time (structured 6 credits)




* Fees for 2024/25 are still to be confirmed.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this course, you can progress onto our HNC in Social Sciences.

Alternatively, you can enter employment into a range of sectors where it is essential for you to understand people and society, including:

  • journalism
  • retail
  • museum services
  • human resources
  • police related jobs

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Apply for Social Sciences NC SCQF Level 6

I want to start in 2024/25

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.