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Social Science - Access to University of Glasgow HNC

Entry Requirements Two Highers, one at Grade B and one at Grade C, including English and a social sciences subject from the following list only: Modern Studies, Geography, Sociology, Politics, Psychology, History, Economics, Philosophy or RMPS; OR Higher English at Grade C plus an NPA level 6 in a social sciences subject; OR NC Social Science level 6, plus an academic reference. If English is not your first language, you must be able to demonstrate English language skills equivalent to IELTS 6, or have ESOL Higher A or B or Cambridge CAE.

City of Glasgow College is delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Glasgow to offer a new and exciting HNC Social Sciences programme offering direct articulation to Year 2 of many of the university’s Social Sciences and Arts degree programmes. The HNC in Social Sciences (SCQF level 7) develops knowledge and skills in areas such as human society and social relationships.

What is this? An Outline

Your Timetable

You will have 1 day off each week which will remain the same for the entire academic year. For the other 4 days you will be in between the hours of 9am and 5pm.You will have independent/course study hours on your timetable along with lecturer contact time.

This is a 2 year course The academic year is divided into 2 semesters. You will study approximately 7/8 different units each sesmester.

How is the Course Structured

Subject Areas of Study


What will you Study?

The University of Glasgow Engagement during HNC

Whilst studying the HNC at City of Glasgow College students will also be enrolled as University of Glasgow (UofG) students, benefitting from additional academic & induction sessions at the University’s main campus, and access to the UofG Library, UofG student email, etc.

HNC with a Difference

University of Glasgow Year Two

HNC Year One

Enter at start of Year Two Different degree paths available

Your journey starts here

Progression Route

Entry conditions are difficult, but perfectly attainable Achieve an A in Graded UnitPositive ReferenceComplete all UofG elements

University of Glasgow

Industry Links

Why Study at City of Glasgow College?

Bringing Learning to Life

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Engaging, Challenging and Fun

Current Case Studies, Trends and Responses

Class Size


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Here for You


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Allows for creation of robust relationships


Throughout your time at College

Applications applications@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.ukCurriculum Head ollie.brook@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk Towards Better FuturesMichelle.kershaw@glasgow.gov.uk

Useful Contacts

Question 1Why would you like to study business, and why have you chosen this course specifically?Question 2 Write a paragraph on a company that you think excels at business.RecipientOllie.brook@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

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