HND Social Science

Course Content

This HND builds on the knowledge gained from HNC Social Sciences in all core subject areas. Subjects may include Sociology, Psychology, History, Social Anthropology and Research Methods. Delivery is split between Arbroath and Gardyne campuses. Guidance and support with study and exam skills and UCAS applications are also provided. Graded Unit examination totalling 15 credits may allow for 3rd year articulation into various undergraduate degrees including at Abertay, RGU, Aberdeen, UHI, Stirling and the Open University. Employment opportunities include criminal justice work, research, teaching, public, private and third sectors, social and community workers, police and prison services. 

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of HNC Social Science with at least 15 credits and B grade for final exam. Further selection on personal statement and reference.

Method of Assessment

Open and closed book exams, essays, presentations, academic posters, visual materials, co-operative learning, presentations and peer assessments.

Future Prospects

May allow direct entry into 2nd or 3rd year of a wide range of undergraduate degrees including Social Sciences, Sociology, History, Politics, Social Anthropology, Psychology & Philosophy.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    21 Sep 2020

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Social Science

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page

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