This course offers routes into a range of degree courses, employment, and vocational training. It focuses on the systematic study of people and society. It also aims to develop transferable skills including communication, analytical ability, and the handling of complex information.
  • Communication skills 
  • Academic study 
  • Research skills 
  • Two years full time (includes HNC Social Science year). 
  • Sociology 
  • Psychology 
  • History 
  • Research methodology/research issues 
  • Criminology 
  • 'Big Data' 
  • Graded Unit exams and project 
  • Direct entry into year 2 (HND) requires the full, successful completion of the related HNC with 15 SQA credits. 
  • For applicants who do not currently have the full 15 SQA credits, please contact us at for further support on the options available to you to be accepted onto this HND course.  
Entire degree delivered at Fife College: 
  • BA: Learning Difficulties/Disabilities 
  • BA (Hons): Social Sciences.
  • It is possible to progress on to a degree at university from this course - see our HE and Degree Pathways guide for more information. 
  • Teaching 
  • Community education 
  • Human resources 
  • Social researcher 
  • Social worker 
  • Probation officer 
  • Psychologist 
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. 
  • This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise.