Open University Partnership

Ayrshire College works in partnership with The Open University to offer a combined social sciences degree.

The OU Level 2 Diploma is delivered at the Kilmarnock Campus on a one-year part-time basis and is open to anyone who has a 15 credit HNC qualification in Social Sciences at SCQF Level 7.

The benefit of this approach is that students will receive first class teaching and regular support and guidance from College and University lecturers as they progress through their diploma. 

In the Level 2 programme students will study the following modules:

1. The first module engages with issues relating to Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, entitled Welfare, Crime and Society.

2. The second module discusses The Use of Social Science.

Upon completion of the Level 2 Diploma, or completing a relevant HND course, there is an opportunity to progress to the Level 3 OU honours programme at the Kilmarnock Campus.


For more information on the Level 3 programme click here.


For further details on all aspects of the content and registration procedure please contact Colin Ross, Curriculum Manager - Social Science, Kilmarnock Campus, 01563 523501 Ext. 4039 or email