Social Sciences


Are you curious about how society works and how and why people interact with one another in the way they do? If the answer is yes, then social sciences is for you! You will gain a broad range of transferable skills across our social sciences and humanities subjects preparing you for a variety of employment opportunities – find your future here!

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Lucy, Social Sciences Lecturer and Deputy Head of Curriculum

BLOG: Delve into the intriguing world of social sciences with our Social Science Lecturer and Deputy Head of Curriculum, Lucy, who tells us all we need to know about employment opportunities and confesses her secret hidden talent!


Carrie, BA (Hons) Literature

“The lecturers are very supportive and quick to respond to queries, which is especially important when assignments are getting more frequent and challenging. I’m interested in a career in teaching or following further Masters study.”

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Silja, BA (Hons) Scottish History and Politics

“I like the small classes and the lecturers are all great and knowledgeable. Many have amazing areas of expertise. The modules are generally well thought through and the lecturers really go out of their way to support you in every way possible; particularly the administrative and academic staff of the Centre for History.”

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Neil, BA (Hons) Social Science

“Returning to education was a huge step but my lifelong ambition was to become a teacher. I sought advice from the college student services team on courses and decided to apply for NC Social Science alongside Higher English. I then progressed on to HNC and the Social Sciences Honours Degree.”

Q&A with Lynn Campbell, BA (Hons) Culture and Heritage Programme Leader

Q&A with Norman Wilson, BSc (Hons) Psychology Programme Leader

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Social sciences covers subjects as diverse as history, politics, theology and psychology. What they all have in common is a focus on people and society, and they all offer transferable skills relevant to work in human resources, politics, social work, criminal justice, teaching and other fields.

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Unsure what to study?

Unsure what to study?

If you are unsure what subject or course to study and are looking for some direction, you can make a virtual appointment with our Student Guidance team - please email

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Worried about starting college or university?

Worried about starting college or university?

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