• Social Science

    HND Social Sciences

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Further your knowledge in various social science subjects. This course is equivalent to second-year university level. Develop your analytical and evaluative skill. Build upon your existing knowledge while enhancing communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking abilities. This course opens doors to various degree courses, employment opportunities, and vocational training. Join us to deepen your understanding of societal issues and cultivate skills essential for success in the modern world.

Entry Requirements

To study on this course, you'll need:

  • a HNC in Social Sciences (with a minimum of 15 credits) with a minimum B pass in the Graded Unit exam
  • an interview with us

Course Content

Explore the fascinating world of human behaviour and society.

During this course, you may learn about:

  • psychological exploration: Critically analyse debates such as nature/nurture, free will and determinism, and ethics, applying them to topics like interpersonal attraction, perception, and emotion.
  • sociological inquiry: Explore theories underpinning current issues like popular culture, poverty, social policy, and religion.
  • political systems analysis: Evaluate structures and relationships within the European Union and American Political Systems.
  • historical evaluation: Study major events in American history, assessing their social and political impacts.
  • research issues: Explore the challenges surrounding research in social sciences and conduct an investigative project of your choice.

Optional criminology modules are also available, adding breadth to your learning experience.

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion, you may:

  • progress to diverse degree programs, including Social Sciences, Arts, or BA Social Science with the Open University
  • explore careers in education, government, health and social care, campaigning and research, media, HR, and more

Why Choose This Course?

Choosing our HND Social Sciences course means gaining a solid understanding of human behaviour, society, and the skills needed for success. Develop critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving abilities while exploring intriguing topics.

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Start Date

Aug 2024

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

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