• January
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • August
  • Social Science
  • SCQF Level 6


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Intro to the course:

Gaining an insight into the concepts of psychology with individual and social behaviour. Understanding the nature and extent of crime , the history and development of criminology and gaining an understanding and knowledge of crime and it's effects on the community. Understanding moral philosophy and sociology. Gaining further in depth knowledge relating to modern studies and problem solving.

SCQF Level 6

Study mode

Start date

Who is the course for?

School leavers and anyone who has been out of education with relevant experience that wishes to return to study and move onto HE.

What will I study?

  • criminology X 4 units
  • psychology x 5 units
  • modern studies x 2 units
  • politics x2 units
  • problem solving x1 unit 
  • Academic skills x 1 unit
  • Cont issues x 1 unit
  • Working with others x 1 unit

Next step course options

Progression to HND Social Science then university to a range of different degree programmes including criminology and psychology.

How will I be assessed?

Closed and open book assessments.

Why should I choose this course?

This course is ideal for students wishing to return to study and progress to an HND Social Science who wish to pursue a career in social sciences.

Where can this course lead?


What are the entry requirements?

Reference and informal discussion

What are the interview arrangements?

No interview but informal discussion and reference 

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for full time:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Full time course: full time

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 26/08/2024 Duration 1 year
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