PDA in Sociology

Course Content

Studying Social Science can open the door to a range of courses and professional careers. This course introduces the foundations, historical and social context surrounding the development of Sociology. Theoretical knowledge is applied to a range of Sociological topics. Learners will be expected to study up to 3 hours in college as well as self-directed study of 8 hours per week. Learners studying individual PDA will be required to self-fund. Completion of a full HN qualification in Social Sciences may lead to entry for many related degree courses at university. These courses include Social Sciences, Psychology, Politics, History 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, employment and workplace practice or through a diagnostic assessment undertaken at college prior to entry.

Method of Assessment

Combination of open and closed book assessment as required by SQA.

Future Prospects

Progression to other Social Science PDAs: Psychology, History and Politics 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

    26 Jan 2021

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    17 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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