Course Levels

Introductory courses to HNCs, HNDs and Degrees

Campus Locations

Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy & Glenrothes

Study Options

Full Time only

Applications Open

Start studying in August 2024

Why Choose the Social Sciences at Fife College?

Life is one big system of chaos, driven by human behaviour and relationships. If you want to understand more about how societies establish resilient structures to maintain social order as well as promote policy, democracy and equality then choose one of our courses in social science.

You will gain a vast range of knowledge and understanding of society, culture and human interaction and learn to perceive the world in a different way.

Whichever path you take you will leave with a well-rounded transferable skillset, ready to specialise in your chosen area and find employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations.

Our Social Sciences Courses

We offer courses in the following subjects:

Social Sciences

Arts and Humanities

Primary Education

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What kind of job could I do?

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Community Educator


Human Resources

Primary School Teacher

Probation Officer


Public Services Worker

Social Worker

.…and many more

Progress to a Degree

Did you know that studying for an HNC or HND qualification is the equivalent of first year (HNC) or second year (HND) of a Degree at university? Our HNC/HND Social Sciences courses provide articulation routes for direct entry to either year two or three of a related degree with our partner universities, including

Aberdeen University

Abertay University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Heriot Watt University

Open University

Queen Margaret University

Robert Gordon University

Stirling University

University of the Highlands & Islands

University of St. Andrews 

University of West Scotland


What Happens after I Apply?

There are four possible outcomes from your interview:

(For courses where an interview is not required, you may be asked for additional information e.g. a portfolio, before a decision is made.)

1. Unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed.

2. Conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements.


3. You may be added to a waiting list: you have met all entry requirements; however, the course is full.

If any spaces become available, you will be contacted nearer the course start date.

4. Unsuccessful: speak to our Guidance Team.
       They may be able to help you find another suitable course.

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"I think the course has helped me immensely in terms of what I want to do after I complete the course." Find out how Chloe is progressing in Social Sciences as a steppingstone to a degree.

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Discover our Cost of Living Solutions Today!

With the cost of living crisis set to rise higher and higher, we have put in place a number of measures to help support our students during their studies at Fife College through these hard times. Find out more: 

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Stay informed with the latest news and updates from staff and students in Social Sciences and across Fife College. Read on for all the news and insights from this area and across the college below. 

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