HND Social Science

This two year course is designed for people who wish to study a range of social science subjects up to and including the equivalent of 2nd year university level, but in an alternative higher education setting.

Course content

Through critical thinking about social and cultural issues the course seeks to develop students’ analytical, evaluative and problem solving and communication skills.

The HND course provides in-depth study in the main social science subjects including:

  • sociology
  • psychology
  • history
  • politics
  • philosophy
  • geography

Please note that the course content will vary slightly between campuses. 

This course also includes compulsory units - two research methods units and three graded units.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Two SQA Higher Grade passes (minimum of 1 B and 1 C) or equivalent at one sitting, strong preference for English and social sciences
  • NC Social Science level 6 (a minimum of 1 external pass at B or above) plus and academic reference.
  • If English is not your first language, you must be able to demonstrate English language skills equivalent to IELTS 6, or have ESOL Higher A or B  or Cambridge CEA 
  • All successful applicants must attend an interview and complete a short written task. 
Please note that due to the high number of applicants not all candidates who meet the minimum entry will be selected for interview.

Progression routes

  • Social Sciences and Arts degrees 
  • 1st year entry only at University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde
  • 2nd or 3rd year entry at University of the West of Scotland and Stirling University depending on graded unit results and references. 
  • 3rd year entry at Glasgow Caledonian University
  • BA Combined Social Science with the Open University 
Please note that progression routes may change and it is the candidate's responsibility to check with each individual institution.

SCQF level

8

Start date

28 August 2017

Duration

2 Year(s), August to June

SCQF level

8

Start date

28 August 2017

Duration

2 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

 
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Langside

T: 0141 272 3776
E: acllangside@glasgowclyde.ac.uk

Anniesland

T: 0141 357 6063
E: aclanniesland@glasgowclyde.ac.uk

 

 

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