PDA in Politics

Course Content

Develop your knowledge and understanding of political concepts and theories relevant to the relationship between the state and the individual. Learners will be expected to study up to 3 hours in college as well as self-directed study of 8 hours per week. Individual PDAs can be self-funded however, four PDAs (Psychology, Sociology, Politics and History) can be undertaken to achieve an overall HNC Social Sciences award over 2 years. Please see our HNC Social Sciences (Part Time Evening) for this option. HNC Social Sciences can allow entry to 1st or 2nd year of related undergraduate courses including: Social Sciences, Psychology, Politics, History, Archaeology, International Relations, Criminology, Law and Sociology.

Entry Requirements

As this course is at SCQF level 7 (first year undergraduate level) applicants are required to demonstrate an ability to work at this academic level. This can be through proven prior study or employment and workplace practice.

Method of Assessment

Combination of open and closed book as required by SQA.

Future Prospects

Progression to other Social Science PDAs: Sociology, History and Psychology which with additional units can lead to an HNC in Social Sciences.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Evening/Weekends

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    28 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    16 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Social Science

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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