Higher (SCQF Level 6)
- Highers, National Qualifications & Units
- Social Sciences
Why take this course?
The human brain and its intricacies have fascinated the earth’s greatest minds for hundreds of years. The study of psychology gives insight into human behaviour and decision making – beneficial to anyone who interacts with others on a daily basis.
This course is suitable for those wishing to progress to further/higher education — or anyone with an interest in human behaviour — and will allow you to gain an understanding of psychological theories, concepts, research studies and methods, whilst exploring various behaviours. You will also consider the ethical implications of psychological research and place psychology within its historical context, contrasting both classic and contemporary theory.
What you will experience
The course enables you to develop an understanding of the psychological study of the human mind and behaviour in a range of contexts, and enhances your ability to use evidence to explain behaviour. The course develops your understanding of psychology as a scientific study of the mind and behaviour.
Everything you need to know before booking this course.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
HND Social Sciences
“I found my time at college to be the perfect link between leaving school and starting university. The course was interesting, the assessments were rigorous and gave me the skills to work alone, as well as part of a group, which served me well at university. The lecturers were engaging and treated students as adults which created a good atmosphere for learning.”
HND Social Sciences
“NESCol really prepared me for the step up to university. I would definitely recommend college if you don’t feel ready to go straight to university when you leave school.”
HND Social Sciences
“I achieved things at NESCol both academically and personally that I didn’t think possible but with the help of lecturers and friends I made on the course, I feel I have grown as a person.”
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We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.
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