Your future starts here.
Social Sciences cover a diverse and interesting area of study, focused on the understanding of society and human behaviour. The varied nature of the subject gives those who study it a huge variety of career and progression opportunities, as well as the chance to develop a range of transferable employability skills.
As well as a host of full-time courses, we also offer part-time courses in Social Sciences where you can study at a location near you with daytime, evening and weekend options.
Of NESCol social sciences students achieving SCQF Level 8 moved to work or further study¹
I’m so glad that I came to NESCol because it really has been a life changing experience. I think Social Sciences is a great place to be if you’re curious about the world or if there’s something that really frustrates you about the system and you’d really like to see it change.”
Kirsten worked in hospitality for a number of years before returning to education by studying Highers at NESCol followed by HND Social Sciences. She then progressed into the second year of an MA in History and Politics at the University of Aberdeen.
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Where you can study
Dedicated, enthusiastic and industry experienced teaching staff guide students through their chosen course. Comprehensive online resources, engaging classroom sessions and innovative practical experiences are used to provide a springboard to future careers. Our nurturing learning environment and supportive approach aims to get the best out of every individual and ensure NESCol students fulfil their potential in employment and life.
What our students think
In autumn 2021, more than 5,000 full-time students responded to our First Impressions Survey (86% of those eligible) and we are delighted to share some of the feedback we received.
Get in touch
Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries.
Contact the team directly by calling 01224 612330, dropping into your local Student Advice Centre, or by emailing email@example.com. Student advisors are also available on LiveChat when the chat icon appears at the bottom of our website.
¹ Source: Scottish Funding Council