HND
Social Sciences SCQF Level 8

This advanced level course will strengthen your existing knowledge and understanding when it comes to human behaviour and society.

Overview

Why take this course?

This advanced level course will strengthen your existing knowledge and understanding when it comes to human behaviour and human society. You will use critical thinking to analyse different issues and build valuable evaluative and problem solving skills. You will also develop sound research skills - a vital component in the understanding and study of social sciences.

What you will experience

You will explore sociology and psychology alongside history, politics and criminology, research methodology, research issues, debates and practice. You will not only learn about social science but be encouraged to be active students of the social sciences, developing higher order skills and your self-confidence to ensure you have the necessary skills and understanding for progression towards further study or employment.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have three Higher qualifications or have successfully completed the NC Social Sciences SCQF Level 6 course.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps

Education

At North East Scotland College

At University

You can progress to university upon successful completion of this course. Please see below for your options. Full information is available in the course specification PDF.

Employment

Employment opportunities are available in a range of different roles, including:

  • Charity Officer
  • Civil Service Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Social Researcher
  • Volunteer

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire

Availability

Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2018
2 Years
DLDS
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Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2018
2 Years
DMDS
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.